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The Japanese

Author: Edwin O Reischauer
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press, 1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the paradoxes of modern Japanese society, the contrast between group emphasis, individualism and a strong sense of hierarchy and the highly egalitarian school and social system; describes the government, assesses politics, and evaluates their democracy.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reischauer, Edwin O. (Edwin Oldfather), 1910-1990.
Japanese.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press, 1977
(OCoLC)559511731
Online version:
Reischauer, Edwin O. (Edwin Oldfather), 1910-1990.
Japanese.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press, 1977
(OCoLC)631459316
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin O Reischauer
ISBN: 0674471768 9780674471764 9780674471788 0674471784
OCLC Number: 2655444
Description: 443 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The setting. The land --
Agriculture and natural resources --
Isolation --
Historical background. Early Japan --
Feudalism --
Centralized feudalism --
The Meiji restoration --
The constitutional system --
The militaristic reaction --
The occupation reforms --
Postwar Japan --
Society. Diversity and change --
The group --
Relativism --
Individuality --
Hierarchy --
Education --
Business --
Mass culture --
Women --
Religion --
Psychological traits --
Politics. The political heritage --
The emperor --
The diet --
Other organs of government --
Electoral politics --
Parties --
The decision-making process --
Issues --
Trends --
Political style --
Japan and the world. The prewar record --
Neutrality or alignment --
International trade --
Interdependence --
Language --
Separateness and internationalism --
The future.
Responsibility: Edwin O. Reischauer.

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Discusses the paradoxes of modern Japanese society, the contrast between group emphasis, individualism and a strong sense of hierarchy and the highly egalitarian school and social system; describes the government, assesses politics, and evaluates their democracy.

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