The Chrysanthemum and the Sword

by Ruth Benedict, Ezra Vogel

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.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780618619597
  • ISBN-10: 0618619593
  • Pages: 336
  • Publication Date: 01/25/2006
  • Carton Quantity: 24

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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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