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Imagining Japan : the Japanese tradition and its modern interpretation

Author: Robert N Bellah
Publisher: Berkeley ; Los Angeles : University of California Press, 2003.
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One of the most influential sociologists living today, Robert N. Bellah began his career as a Japan specialist, and has continued to contribute to the field over the past thirty years. Imagining Japan is a collection of some of his most important writings, including essays that consider the entire sweep of Japanese history and the character of Japanese society and religion. Combining intellectual rigor, broad  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert N Bellah
ISBN: 0520235207 9780520235205 0520235983 9780520235984
OCLC Number: 49285318
Description: 254 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The contemporary meaning of Kamakura Buddhism --
Ienaga Saburo and the search for meaning in modern Japan --
Japan's cultural identity: some reflections on the work of Watsuji Tetsurō --
Notes on Maruyama Masao --
Intellectual and society in Japan --
The Japanese emperor as a mother figure --
Continuity and change in Japanese society.
Responsibility: Robert N. Bellah.
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