The United States and cultural heritage protection in Japan (1945-1952) / Nassrine Azimi
- Azimi, Nassrine
- Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 
- Copyright Date:
- Physical Description:
- 199 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 25 cm.
- Asian history
- Machine generated contents note: I.Japan's culture and cultural institutions before the war Bridges with the United States -- More than 36 views of Mount Fuji -- Encounters with the West -- Cultural fruits and frictions of the Meiji Restoration: The Iwakura Embassy -- Indispensable friendships at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts -- Ernest Fenollosa -- the Boston-Japan bridge -- Okakura Tenshin -- Teacher and Mentor -- Culture, the foundational stone? -- II.Prerequisites for occupation Planning the U.S. post-war policies for Japan -- Building towards the Arts and Monuments Division -- Franklin D. Roosevelt's America and the New Dealers -- The American Defense-Harvard Group -- The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) -- The American Commission for the Protection and Salvage of Artistic and Historic Monuments in War Areas (The Roberts Commission) -- The Civil Affairs Training Schools (CATS) -- III.`Understanding Japan' The specialists -- Scholarship influencing policy and the bureaucracy? -- Joseph C. Grew -- contested Dean of the Japan Crowd' -- George B. Sansom -- supreme diplomat and supreme scholar -- Ruth Benedict -- the enemy, too, is human -- Scholars and the Pacific War -- IV.The shape of an occupation -- A league unto its own -- SCAP, its leadership and structure -- Culture under the Occupation -- V.The arts and monuments division -- Culture within the Civil Information and Education (CIE) Section -- George L. Stout -- Father of MFAA, Founder of A&M -- Langdon Warner -- An idol returns -- Sherman E. Lee -- How it all worked -- Expecting the worst, getting the best? -- VI.Conclusions -- Rethinking the 1950 Law for the Protection of Cultural Property -- Quo Vadis? -- Imaginable consequences -- Illustrations -- 1.Okakura Tenshin, circa 1901 -- Courtesy of Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art, Ibaraki, Japan -- 2.Langdon Warner in Kara Khoto, Silk Road, circa 1923-1924 -- Courtesy of Special Collections, Fine Arts Library, Harvard University -- 3.George Sansom, Shigeru Nambara and Hugh Borton at Columbia University -- Courtesy of Weatherhead, East Asian Library -- 4.Bust of Langdon Warner in Izura, Ibaraki Prefecture -- Photo by Nassrine Azimi -- 5.Howard Hollis and Sherman Lee at Residence of Masuda Takashi, Odawara, 1947 -- Courtesy of Cleveland Museum of Art Archives -- 6.Memorandum to Chief of Arts and Monuments, September 17, 1946, Draft reports on inspections of public collections -- Sherman Emery and Ruth Ward Lee Personal Papers, Courtesy of Cleveland Museum of Art Archives -- 7.Laurence Sickman, circa 1944 -- Lawrence Sickman Papers, Mss 001, Courtesy of The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Archives, Kansas City, Missouri -- 8.Arts and Monuments Division organogram, date unknown -- National Archives and Record Administration (NARA) -- 9.Memo of December 4, 1945, Arts and Monuments Personnel -- National Archives and Record Administration (NARA) -- 10.Memo of January 25, 1946 from George L. Stout -- National Archives and Record Administration (NARA) -- 11.Memo of March 1946 from George L. Stout -- National Archives and Record Administration (NARA).
- 9789463721325 (hardcover) and 9463721320 (hardcover)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -199) and index.
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