Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. An icon used to represent a menu that can be toggled by interacting with this icon. The chrysanthemum and the sword : patterns of Japanese culture. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 2, 2018, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 13, 2018, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 20, 2015, Somewhat dated now but still an illuminating read. There's a problem loading this menu right now. A Japanese friend suggested that I read this to get an introduction into Japanese culture. Much has changed in Japan and in its people since the end of WWII when this book was written, but the underlying thought processes that provided the basis of living for the Japanese for centuries, here described so clearly by Dr. Benedict, must still have an impact in how the Japanese see themselves as citizens of their country and as citizens in a global context and in how they respond to others.

This is, perhaps, the best and most concise overview of the development of Japanese culture from the late nineteenth century to the end of the Second World War.

Fascinating topic and well researched and written. Remarkably, Ruth Benedict called herself one of this odd breed and her task (begun soon after the empire of Japan was defeated in World War Two) would daunt anyone, regardless of occupational labels: report to the occupying US military how to understand and rehabilitate a defeated nation whose traditions in every walk of life were – by admission on both sides – inexplicably alien to Americans. Fascinating topic and well researched and written.

Reviewed in the United States on January 1, 2017. Reviewed in the United States on March 19, 2014. when someone asked him about how to understand Japan. She explained several key concepts which are uniquely Japanese, such as importance of hierarchy (“taking one’s proper station”), debt (on) and repayment (gimu, giri), Also explained are the concept of “giri to one’s name”, and the seemingly paradoxical situation of emphasizing self-discipline and generosity on physical pleasure. She explained several key concepts which are uniquely Japanese, such as importance of hierarchy (“taking one’s proper station”), debt (on) and repayment (gimu, giri), Also explained are the concept of “giri to one’s name”, and the seemingly paradoxical situation of emphasizing self-discipline and generosity on physical pleasure. As a Korean, the culture of my country is closer to that of Japan than the States, and I was not sure whether there is something I can learn from the book. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 24, 2019. Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture Paperback – August 25, 1977 by Ruth Benedict (Author) › Visit Amazon's Ruth Benedict Page.

He said Ruth Benedict was the first Caucasian to capture the essence of what it meant to be Japanese and explain it to other so they would understand. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Please try again.

I learned so much. Unable to add item to List. Reviewed in the United States on November 2, 2018. Perhaps the culture is from 60 years ago, but it creates a good foundation for further investigation. Reviewed in the United States on April 25, 2018. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.
Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Reading "The Chrysanthemum and the Sword": Social Anthropology of Ruth Benedict @inproceedings{Kp2014ReadingC, title={Reading "The Chrysanthemum and the Sword": Social Anthropology of Ruth Benedict}, author={Mohamed Rafeek Kp}, year={2014} } To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Reviewed in the United States on April 25, 2018. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. And while I'm sure when it was written it illuminated a subject completely unknown to most Americans, by now I think the work comes off as dated and now there are better, more modern takes on the same subject. Please try your request again later. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. The book is easy to read. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. A fantastic introduction to the culture of Japan. When I started doing some business with the Japanese, I figured this was a logical starting point as it was hailed as a groundbreaking work in its time and a classic that endured until today. Reviewed in the United States on March 19, 2014. when someone asked him about how to understand Japan. Reviewed in the United States on January 1, 2017. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture, Coming of Age in Samoa: A Psychological Study of Primitive Youth for Western Civilisation (Perennial Classics), The Chrysanthemum and the Sword (Patterns of Japanese Culture, Tut Books, Import), The Chrysanthemum and the Sword (Meridian).

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