Table of Contents
   Acknowledgmentsp. 15
   Introductionp. 19
   Victor and Vanquished
      Shattered Livesp. 33
         Euphemistic Surrenderp. 34
         Unconditional Surrenderp. 39
         Quantifying Defeatp. 45
         Coming Home ... Perhapsp. 48
         Displaced Personsp. 54
         Despised Veteransp. 58
         Stigmatized Victimsp. 61
      Gifts From Heavenp. 65
         "Revolution from Above"p. 69
         Demilitarization and Democratizationp. 73
         Imposing Reformp. 80
   Transcending Despair
      Kyodatsu: Exhaustion and Despairp. 87
         Hunger and the Bamboo-Shoot Existencep. 89
         Enduring the Unendurablep. 97
         Sociologies of Despairp. 104
         Child's Playp. 110
         Inflation and Economic Sabotagep. 112
      Cultures of Defeatp. 121
         Servicing the Conquerorsp. 123
         "Butterflies," "Onlys," and Subversive Womenp. 132
         Black-Market Entrepreneurshipp. 139
         "Kasutori Culture"p. 148
         Decadence and Authenticityp. 154
         "Married Life"p. 162
      Bridges of Languagep. 168
         Mocking Defeatp. 170
         Brightness, Apples, and Englishp. 172
         The Familiarity of the Newp. 177
         Rushing into Printp. 180
         Bestsellers and Posthumous Heroesp. 187
         Heroines and Victimsp. 195
   Revolutions
      Neocolonial Revolutionp. 203
         Victors as Viceroysp. 204
         Reevaluating the Monkey-Menp. 213
         The Experts and the Obedient Herdp. 217
      Embracing Revolutionp. 225
         Embracing the Commanderp. 226
         Intellectuals and the Community of Remorsep. 233
         Grass-Roots Engagementsp. 239
         Institutionalizing Reformp. 244
         Democratizing Everyday Languagep. 251
      Making Revolutionp. 254
         Lovable Communists and Radicalized Workersp. 255
         "A Sea of Red Flags"p. 259
         Unmaking the Revolution from Belowp. 267
   Democracies
      Imperial Democracy: Driving the Wedgep. 277
         Psychological Warfare and the Son of Heavenp. 280
         Purifying the Sovereignp. 287
         The Letter, the Photograph, and the Memorandump. 289
      Imperial Democracy: Descending Partway From Heavenp. 302
         Becoming Bystandersp. 302
         Becoming Humanp. 308
         Cutting Smoke with Scissorsp. 314
      Imperial Democracy: Evading Responsibilityp. 319
         Confronting Abdicationp. 320
         Imperial Tours and the Manifest Humanp. 330
         One Man's Shattered Godp. 339
      Constitutional Democracy: GHQ Writes a New National Charterp. 346
         Regendering a Hermaphroditic Creaturep. 347
         Conundrums for the Men of Meijip. 351
         Popular Initiatives for a New National Charterp. 355
         SCAP Takes Overp. 360
         GHQ's "Constitutional Convention"p. 364
         Thinking about Idealism and Cultural Imperialismp. 370
      Constitutional Democracy: Japanizing the American Draftp. 374
         "The Last Opportunity for the Conservative Group"p. 376
         The Translation Marathonp. 379
         Unveiling the Draft Constitutionp. 383
         Water Flows, the River Staysp. 387
         "Japanizing" Democracyp. 391
         Renouncing War ... Perhapsp. 394
         Responding to a Fait Accomplip. 399
      Censored Democracy: Policing the New Taboosp. 405
         The Phantom Bureaucracyp. 406
         Impermissible Discoursep. 410
         Purifying the Victorsp. 419
         Policing the Cinemap. 426
         Curbing the Political Leftp. 432
   Guilts
      Victor's Justice, Loser's Justicep. 443
         Stern Justicep. 444
         Showcase Justice: The Tokyo Tribunalp. 449
         Tokyo and Nurembergp. 454
         Victor's Justice and Its Criticsp. 461
         Race, Power, and Powerlessnessp. 469
         Loser's Justice: Naming Namesp. 474
      What do you Tell the Dead when you Lose?p. 485
         A Requiem for Departed Heroesp. 486
         Irrationality, Science, and "Responsibility for Defeat"p. 490
         Buddhism as Repentance and Repentance as Nationalismp. 496
         Responding to Atrocityp. 504
         Remembering the Criminals, Forgetting Their Crimesp. 508
   Reconstructions
      Engineering Growthp. 525
         "Oh, Mistake!"p. 526
         Visible (and Invisible) Handsp. 528
         Planning a Cutting-Edge Economyp. 536
         Unplanned Developments and Gifts from the Godsp. 540
   Epilogue: Legacies/Fantasies/Dreamsp. 547
   Notesp. 565
   Photo Creditsp. 651
   Indexp. 653