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Bending Adversity

Japan and the Art of Survival


Συγγραφέας: Pilling David
Εκδότης: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781846145469
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 432
Διαστάσεις: 24x4x16
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2014

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Bending Adversity"

FINANCIAL TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2014 'An affectionate, beautifully written and counter-intuitively optimistic take on the country, which stresses Japan's ability to reinvent itself' (Gideon Rachman, Financial Times) Despite years of stagnation, Japan remains one of the world's largest economies and a country which exerts a remarkable cultural fascination. David Pilling's new book is an entertaining, deeply knowledgeable and surprising analysis of a group of islands which have shown great resilience, both in the face of financial distress and when confronted with the overwhelming disaster of the 2011 earthquake. The resulting tsunami, which killed some 19,000 people, and nuclear catastrophe highlighted both the deeply impressive practical resilience of ordinary Japanese and a political culture of extraordinary carelessness and arrogance. Pilling describes the emergency and its aftermath, but then writes far more broadly about many aspects of Japan which are little known to outsiders and which do so much to explain these contradictory responses to the earthquake. Bending Adversity is a superb work of reportage and the essential book even for those who already feel they know the country well.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Pilling David
Κατηγορία: δοκίμια-μελέτες
ISBN: 9781846145469
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 02/01/2014
Εκδότης: Penguin Books Ltd
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 432
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 741 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 24x4x16 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 2 x 8 colour plates

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