The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture

By | June 29, 2017
The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture Author Roger J. Davies
ISBN-10 0804832951
ISBN-13 9780804832953
Year 2002-03-15
Pages 280
Language English
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
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In The Japanese Mind Roger Davies offers Westerners an invaluable key to the unique aspects of Japanese culture Readers of this book will gain a clear understanding of what really makes the Japanese and their society tick Among the topics explored aimai ambiguity amae dependence upon others benevolence amakudari the nation s descent from heaven chinmoku silence in communication gambari perseverence giri social obligation haragei literally belly art implicit unspoken communication kenkyo the appearance of modesty sempai kohai seniority wabi sabi simplicity and elegance and zoto gift giving as well as discussions of child rearing personal space and the roles of women in Japanese society Includes discussion topics and questions after each chapter All in all this book is an easy to use introduction to the distinguishing characteristics of Japanese society an invaluable resource for anyonebusiness people travelers or studentsperfect for course adoption but also for anyone interested in Japanese culture Next in this series Now available separately Japanese Culture The Religious and Philosophical Foundations is a fascinating journey through Japan s rich cultural history

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