The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture

The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture

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By (author) Ruth Benedict, Foreword by Ian Buruma

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  • Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • Format: Paperback | 324 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 208mm x 22mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 25 January 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Boston, MA
  • ISBN 10: 0618619593
  • ISBN 13: 9780618619597
  • Sales rank: 34,342

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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.

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