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The chrysanthemum and the sword : patterns of Japanese culture

Author: Ruth Benedict; Ian Buruma
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [2005] ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Mariner books editionView all editions and formats
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This World War II-era study paints an illuminating contrast between the culture of Japan and that of the United States.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Benedict; Ian Buruma
ISBN: 0618619593 9780618619597
OCLC Number: 64065982
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Cleveland : Meridian Books, 1967.
Includes index.
Description: 324 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Assignment : Japan --
The Japanese in the war --
Taking one's proper station --
The Meiji reform --
Debtor to the ages and the world --
Repaying one-ten-thousandth --
The repayment 'hardest to bear' --
Clearing one's name --
The circle of human feelings --
The dilemma of virtue --
Self-discipline --
The child learns --
The Japanese since VJ-Day.
Responsibility: Ruth Benedict ; with a foreword by Ian Buruma.
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This World War II-era study paints an illuminating contrast between the culture of Japan and that of the United States.

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