9780618619597

The Chrysanthemum And the Sword

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  • ISBN13:

    9780618619597

  • ISBN10:

    0618619593

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/25/2006
  • Publisher: Mariner Books

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Summary

A recognized landmark of cultural anthropology, The Chrysanthemum and the Sword is essential reading for anyone interested in Japan. In this brilliant analysis of the culture, the world-renowned anthropologist Ruth Benedict offers an invaluable introduction to Japanese character and attitudes as reflected in daily manners, customs, and traditions. Tracing the political, religious, and economic life of the country from the seventh century through World War II, Benedict shows the evolution of Japanese ideology and explores some of the fascinating complexities of the society.

Author Biography

RUTH BENEDICT (1887–1948) was one of the twentieth century’s foremost anthropologists and helped to shape the discipline in the United States and around the world. Benedict was a student and later a colleague of Franz Boas at Columbia, where she taught from 1924. Margaret Mead was one of her students. Benedict’s contributions to the field of cultural anthropology are often cited today.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Foreword vii
Assignment: Japan
1(19)
The Japanese in the War
20(23)
Taking One's Proper Station
43(33)
The Meiji Reform
76(22)
Debtor to the Ages and the World
98(16)
Repaying One-Ten-Thousandth
114(19)
The Repayment `Hardest to Bear'
133(12)
Clearing One's Name
145(32)
The Circle of Human Feelings
177(18)
The Dilemma of Virtue
195(33)
Self-Discipline
228(25)
The Child Learns
253(44)
The Japanese Since VJ-Day
297(20)
Glossary 317(4)
Index 321

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