The american occupation of japan the origins of the cold war in asia item preview remove circle share or embed this item embed embed the american occupation of japan the origins of the cold war in asia by schaller michael 1947 publication date 1985 topics. This book provides a novel perspective on the origins of the cold war in asia tracing it . In this novel and intriguing book michael schaller traces the origins of the cold war in asia to the postwar occupation of japan by us troops determined to secure japan as a bulwark against both soviet expansion and asian revolution the us instituted ambitious social and economic reforms under the direction of the flamboyant occupation commander general douglas macarthur. Michael schaller argues that the reconstruction of postwar japan not only shaped the future of that country but also the future of us policy throughout postwar asia leading up to the controversial interventions in china korea and vietnam in this detailed study he shows how the us after the war sought to develop japan as a stable bulwark against both soviet expansion and asian . Michael schaller the american occupation offapan the origins of the cold war in asia new york and oxford oxford university press 1985 351 pp 2250 ritchie ovendale the english speaking alliance britain the united states the dominions and the cold war 1945 1951 london george allen and unwin 1985 309 pp
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