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Film: Anpo: Art x War. April 11, 2011 (Mon) Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St 7 pm Reserve tickets by email to [email protected] Give you name and number of tix (one or two). Total Defeat. Explaining “stabilization”. atrocity. euphoria. Total War: the front lines. Early victory.

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Film anpo art x war

Film: Anpo: Art x War

April 11, 2011 (Mon)

Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St

7 pm

Reserve tickets by email to [email protected]

Give you name and number of tix (one or two)


Total defeat

Total Defeat

Explaining “stabilization”


Total war the front lines

atrocity

euphoria

Total War: the front lines

Early victory


Total war comes home

Total War comes home


Landscapes of total defeat

Landscapes of Total Defeat


Problem explaining stability

Problem: Explaining Stability

  • Hopes for revolution

  • Fears of revolution


Problem explaining stability1

Problem: Explaining Stability


Occupation reforms

Occupation Reforms

1. Dismantle the old order [blamed for the war]

  • purge wartime leaders (military, party, business)

  • expropriate landlords

  • break up zaibatsu


Land reform

Land Reform

Constituencies for and against change

  • Land reform: tenants and bureaucratic reforms v. landlords


Labor reform

Labor reform

  • unions and social policy bureaucrats v.

    • business elite and economic bureaucrats


Constitutional reform adapting old form

Constitutional Reform: adapting old form


Reverse course

Reverse course

  • Context of deepening “cold war”

  • Fear of left in Japan

  • From about 1947

  • Crackdown on labor

  • Retreat from zaibatsu dissolution

  • Purge of communists, 1950

  • De-purge of some of “old guard”


Recipe for stabilization

Recipe for stabilization

  • Aggressive reform (with constituencies)

  • A dash of reaction and restoration of old guard

  • And stir…..


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