The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture

The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture

By: Davies, Roger J.,Ikeno, Osamu

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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 othersAE benevolence), "amakudari" (the nationAEs descent from heaven), "chinmoku" (silence in communication), "gambari" (perseverence), "giri" (social obligation), "haragei" (literally, obelly arto; 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. 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.

Title: The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture

Author Name: Davies, Roger J.,Ikeno, Osamu

Categories: Asia,

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing: March 2002

ISBN Number: 0804832951

ISBN Number 13: 9780804832953

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Like New

Seller ID: 341678