The Chrysanthemum and the Sword

Patterns of Japanese Culture
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A recognized classic of cultural anthropology, this book explores the political, religious, and economic life of Japan from the seventh century through the mid-twentieth, as well as personal family life.

Essential reading for anyone interested in Japanese culture, this unsurpassed masterwork opens an intriguing window on Japan. Benedict’s World War II?era study 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.

Authors: Benedict, Ruth, 1887-1948
Statement of Responsibility: Ruth Benedict ; with a foreword by Ian Buruma
Title: The chrysanthemum and the sword
patterns of Japanese culture
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2005
Edition: 1st Mariner Books ed
Characteristics: xii, 324 p. ; 21 cm.
Notes: Includes index
Reprint. Originally published: Cleveland : Meridian Books, 1967
Subject Headings: Japan Civilization National characteristics, Japanese
Topical Term: National characteristics, Japanese
LCCN: 2006271282
ISBN: 9780618619597
Branch Call Number: 952 B
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