Pacific Cosmopolitans: A Cultural History of U.S.-Japan Relations
Henning, Joseph M., The Historian
Pacific Cosmopolitans: A Cultural History of U.S.-Japan Relations. By Michael R. Auslin. (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2011. Pp. 315. $49.95.)
From McDonald's to sushi, from baseball to anime, exchanges of popular culture between the United States and Japan have wrought changes that many people take for granted. In this book, Michael R. Auslin describes the often deliberate efforts by Americans and Japanese to export their cultures across the Pacific, beginning with the opening of relations in the nineteenth century and continuing to the present.
Over the last few decades, historians of U.S. foreign relations have explored new analytical approaches, …
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Publication information: Article title: Pacific Cosmopolitans: A Cultural History of U.S.-Japan Relations. Contributors: Henning, Joseph M. - Author. Journal title: The Historian. Volume: 74. Issue: 2 Publication date: Summer 2012. Page number: 382+. © 2009 Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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