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
Size: 14,60 MB
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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.

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.

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

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
Size: 10,70 MB
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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.

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
Size: 16,33 MB
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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.

Contemporary Japanese Thought

Author: Richard Calichman
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231136218
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The writings in this collection reflect some of the most innovative and influential work by Japanese intellectuals and cover a range of disciplines addressing the political, historical and cultural issues that have dominated Japanese intellectual life.