The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005 - 324 pàgines
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Essential reading for anyone interested in Japanese culture, this unsurpassed masterwork explores the political, religious, and economic life of Japan.

The World War II-era study by the cultural anthropologist Ruth Benedict paints an illuminating contrast between the culture of Japan and that of the United States. The Chrysanthemum and the Sword is a revealing look at how and why our cultures differ, making it the perfect introduction to Japanese history and customs.

This influential book shaped American ideas about Japanese culture during the occupation of Japan, and popularized the distinction between guilt cultures and shame cultures.

 

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Assignment Japan
1
The Japanese in the War
20
Taking Ones Proper Station
43
The Meiji Reform
76
Debtor to the Ages and the World
98
Repaying OneTenThousandth
114
The Repayment Hardest to Bear
133
Clearing Ones Name
145
The Circle of Human Feelings
177
The Dilemma of Virtue
195
SelfDiscipline
228
The Child Learns
253
The Japanese Since VJDay
297
Glossary
317
Index
321
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RUTH BENEDICT (1887–1948) was one of the twentieth century's foremost anthropologists and helped to shape the discipline in the United States and around the world. Benedict was a student and later a colleague of Franz Boas at Columbia, where she taught from 1924. Margaret Mead was one of her students. Benedict's contributions to the field of cultural anthropology are often cited today.

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