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In the Realm of a Dying Emperor

In the Realm of a Dying Emperor

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Written by Norma FieldAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Norma Field

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: March 9, 1993
  • Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-74189-3 (0-679-74189-5)
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Offering a provocative and powerful look at Japan's uneasy relationship with its past, the relations between religion and state, and the role of dissent in a conformist society, Field examines the impact of these forces on the lives of three individuals driven to become extraordinary resisters in the year the last Emperor lay dying: a supermarket owner from Okinawa who burns the Japanese flag on the eve of the national athletic games, a widow of a member of the Self-Defense Force who has been deified in state shrines against her wishes, and the mayor of Nagasaki, whose comments about the Emperor's war guilt provoked a nationwide furor.