The Japanese Mind

Author: Roger J. Davies
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9780804832953
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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 childrearing, personal space, and the roles of women in Japanese society. Includes discussion topics and questions after each chapter.

Japanese Mind

Author: Roger J. Davies
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462900518
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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 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 (perseverance), 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. It 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 anyone—business people, travelers, or students—perfect 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.

Jews In The Japanese Mind

Author: David G. Goodman
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739101674
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Why are the Japanese fascinated with the Jews? By showing that the modern attitude is the result of a process of accretion begun 200 years ago, this book describes the development behind Japanese ideas of Jews and how these images are reflected in their modern intellectual life

The Japanese Mind

Author: Charles A. Moore
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824800772
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A collection of essays that provide insight into Japanese culture. This book is a great buy for anyone interested in Japan.

Reading The Japanese Mind

Author: Robert M. March
Editor: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
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Draws upon historical and contemporary examples to provide insights into how the Japanese think, feel and behave among themselves and with non-Japanese

The Japanese Mind

Author: Charles A. Moore
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824800772
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A collection of essays that provide insight into Japanese culture. This book is a great buy for anyone interested in Japan.

Modern Japan Origins Of The Mind

Author: Alexander Prasol
Editor: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814338583
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The book takes a fresh look at modern Japan, and does not treat the Japanese as enigmatic or mysterious people; their ways of thinking and their culture can be explained by an honest appraisal of their history and of the norms that have shaped this history. This book not only reveals the mentality and national character of modern Japanese people but also attempts to explore and analyze the roots of their mannerisms. Everyone knows that the Japanese are generally more polite than other nationalities, but why is this so? Why do they embrace a relaxed attitude when being served by others? Surely, there must be specific reasons to account for these observations. Delving into the social values of the Japanese, why do they value loyalty and commitment so much? How long have they been upholding these virtues? Why, when interrogated by the police, even without being beaten or tortured, do they easily confess guilt for crimes that they have not committed? What are the reasons for such behaviors? All these questions and more are answered in this engaging and illuminating book.Contents: The Outside World and Japanese CreativityPerception of the World and NatureEverything Has Its Own "Kata"How They Do ItCultural Rituality and Group BehaviorJapanese Service: Simply the BestMotives and Consequences of Incredible ServiceWildlife: Natural and CultivatedEducational ValuesReluctant WorkaholicsThe Unpretentious Joy of Being a Group MemberHumans Judging HumansEnacting Law and JusticePreventing Crime and Educating PeopleRomanticizing SuicideBody Language Readership: People ? such as business people, workers in the hospitality and tourism industries, educators, tourists and governmental officials who regularly interact with the Japanese.

The Japanese Mind And The Western World

Author: Frederic Spiegelberg
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The Japanese Mind

Author: Charles A. Moore
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824800772
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A collection of essays that provide insight into Japanese culture. This book is a great buy for anyone interested in Japan.

Evolution Of The Japanese Social And Psychic

Author: Sidney L. Gulick
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 159605736X
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An important reason for our Western thought, that the Japanese have had no independence in philosophy, is our ignorance of the larger part of Japanese and Chinese literature. Oriental speculation was moving in a direction so diverse from that of the West that we are impressed more with the general similarity that prevails throughout it than with the evidences of individual differences. Greater knowledge would reveal these differences. In our generalized knowledge, we see the uniformity so strongly that we fail to discover the originality. -from Chapter XVI American educator and missionary SIDNEY LEWIS GULICK (1860-1945) spent his life building a bridge between East and West during a period of immense confusion between the two diverse traditions. During the more than 25 years he spent in Japan as a teacher and lecturer in a variety of subjects, including English and religion, he learned as much about Japanese society as he taught about Western culture, and midway through his sojourn in the slowly modernizing nation, he wrote this forgotten classic of social science. First published in 1903, Evolution of the Japanese is a startling clear-eyed assessment of a foreign way of life, yet one that evinces an atypical awareness on the writer's part of his own cultural assumptions about everything from the relative position of women and the habits of marital relationships to such traits of national character as cheerfulness, industry, jealousy, and suspicion. Art and family, intellectualism and morality, religion and philosophy-Gulick discusses them all in this intriguing work, one that reveals as much about the Western mind at the turn of the 20th century as it does about the Eastern.