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Japanese Mind

Author : Roger J. Davies,Osamu Ikeno
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Page : 280 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2011-06-14
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781462900510

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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 : Roger J. Davies,Osamu Ikeno
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Page : 282 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2002-03-15
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 0804832951

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Twenty-eight essays provide an overview of modern Japanese culture, with attention to the society's values, attitudes, behavior patterns, and communication styles. War, gender roles, seniority rules, group consciousness, and aesthetics are specifically considered. A chronology and glossary are included. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Japanese Mind

Author : Charles A. Moore
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Page : 376 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 1982-01-01
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 082480077X

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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.

Japanese Culture

Author : Roger J. Davies
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2016-08-09
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781462918836

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Japanese Culture: The Religious and Philosophical Foundations takes readers on a thoroughly researched and extremely readable journey through Japan's cultural history. This much-anticipated sequel to Roger Davies's best-selling The Japanese Mind provides a comprehensive overview of the religion and philosophy of Japan. This cultural history of Japan explains the diverse cultural traditions that underlie modern Japan and offers readers deep insights into Japanese manners and etiquette. Davies begins with an investigation of the origins of the Japanese, followed by an analysis of the most important approaches used by scholars to describe the essential elements of Japanese culture. From there, each chapter focuses on one of the formative elements: Shintoism, Buddhism, Taoism, Zen, Confucianism, and Western influences in the modern era. Each chapter is concluded with extensive endnotes along with thought-provoking discussion activities, making this volume ideal for individual readers and for classroom instruction. Anyone interested in pursuing a deeper understanding of this complex and fascinating nation will find Davies's work an invaluable resource.

The Chinese Mind

Author : Charles A. Moore
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Page : 432 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 1978-06-01
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 0824800753

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What are the basic, unique characteristics of the Chinese mind, of the Chinese philosophical tradition, and of the Chinese culture based upon that thought-tradition? Here, in a series of living essays by men of exceptional competence, is an interdisciplinary approach to the essentials of Chinese philosophy and culture. These essays are selected chapters from the Proceedings of the four East-West Philosophers’ Conferences held at the University of Hawaii (1939, 1949, 1959, 1964). This volume, published jointly with the University of Hawaii Press, is one in a series of three; the two succeeding volumes will be The Indian Mind and The Japanese Mind. All are intended for the educated reader as well as for the philosophy student and scholar. Though not designed as textbooks, they will provide an excellent base for courses in this area.

The Japanese Mind

Author : Robert C. Christopher
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Page : 366 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 1984
Category : Japan
ISBN : PSU:000024232968

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An entertaining and thorough introduction to all things Japanese. Much has been written about Japanese management. But this is the first book to explain the people, the life, and the culture of that fascinating nation.

Jews in the Japanese Mind

Author : David G. Goodman,Masanori Miyazawa
Publisher : Lexington Books
Page : 438 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2000
Category : History
ISBN : 0739101676

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Jews in the Japanese Mind by David G. Goodman,Masanori Miyazawa Pdf

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

Japanese Mind

Author : Roger Davis,池野修
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 280 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2002-07
Category : Japan
ISBN : 4805310219

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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 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. -- Description from http://www.barnesandnoble.com (May 27, 2015).

Molding Japanese Minds

Author : Sheldon Garon
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Page : 332 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2021-05-11
Category : History
ISBN : 9781400843428

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How has the Japanese government persuaded its citizens to save substantial portions of their incomes? And to care for the elderly within the family? How did the public come to support legalized prostitution as in the national interest? What roles have women's groups played in Japan's "economic miracle"? What actually unites the Japanese to achieve so many economic and social goals that have eluded other polities? Here Sheldon Garon helps us to understand this mobilizing spirit as he taps into the intimate relationships everyday Japanese have with their government. To an extent inconceivable to most Westerners, state directives trickle into homes, religious groups, and even into individuals' sex lives, where they are frequently welcomed by the Japanese and reinforced by their neighbors. In a series of five compelling case studies, Garon demonstrates how average citizens have cooperated with government officials in the areas of welfare, prostitution, and household savings, and in controlling religious "cults" and promoting the political participation of women. The state's success in creating a nation of activists began before World War II, and has hinged on campaigns that mobilize the people behind various policies and encourage their involvement at the local level. For example, neighborhoods have been socially managed on a volunteer basis by small-business owners and housewives, who strive to rid their locales of indolence and to contain welfare costs. The story behind the state regulation of prostitution is a more turbulent one in which many lauded the flourishing brothels for preserving Japanese tradition and strengthening the "family system," while others condemned the sexual enslavement of young women. In each case, we see Japanese citizens working closely with the state to recreate "community" and shape the thought and behavior of fellow citizens. The policies often originate at the top, but in the hands of activists they take on added vigor. This phenomenon, which challenges the conventional dichotomy of the "state" versus the "people," is well worth exploring as Western governments consider how best to manage their own changing societies.

Introduction to Japanese Culture

Author : Daniel Sosnoski
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Page : 104 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2013-05-21
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781462911530

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Featuring full-color photographs and illustrations throughout, this text is a comprehensive guide to Japanese culture. The richness of Japan's history is renowned worldwide. The heritage of culture that its society has produced and passed on to future generations is one of Japan's greatest accomplishments. In Introduction to Japanese Culture, you'll read an overview, through sixty-eight original and informative essays, of Japan's most notable cultural achievements, including: Religion, Zen Buddhism, arranged marriages and Bushido Drama and Art—from pottery, painting and calligraphy to haiku, kabuki and karate Cuisine—everything from rice to raw fish Home and Recreation, from board games such as Go to origami, kimonos and Japanese gardens The Japan of today is a fully modern, Westernized society in nearly every regard. Even so, the elements of an earlier age are clearly visible in the country's arts, festivals, and customs. This book focuses on the essential constants that remain in present-day Japan and their counterparts in Western culture. Edited by Daniel Sosnoski, an American writer who has lived in Japan since 1985, these well-researched articles, color photographs, and line illustrations provide a compact guide to aspects of Japan that often puzzle the outside observer. Introduction to Japanese Culture is wonderfully informative, a needed primer on the cultural make-up and behaviors of the Japanese. This book is certain to fascinate the student, tourist, or anyone who seeks to know and understand Japanese culture, Japanese etiquette, and the history of Japan.

Behind the Japanese Bow

Author : Boye De Mente
Publisher : McGraw-Hill/Contemporary
Page : 164 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 1993
Category : Japan
ISBN : CORNELL:31924075364160

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To deal effectively with the Japanese, Westerners must not only be familiar with the kata, but must also know how and when to induce the Japanese to break the kata and behave in a non-Japanese way.

Kintsugi Wellness

Author : Candice Kumai
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2018-04-17
Category : Cooking
ISBN : 9780062669865

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"Candice has created a guide to an ancient, common-sense and approachable way of living. In a crowded wellness space, Kintsugi Wellness truly stands out."-Sophia Amoruso, founder and CEO, Girlboss The 16 Most Exciting Cookbooks Coming Out in 2018--Brit + Co Where we come from is who we are. And Candice Kumai’s Japanese heritage has guided her journey back to health at every turn. Now, in Kintsugi Wellness, Candice shares what she’s learned and guides us through her favorite Japanese traditions and practices for cultivating inner strength and living a gracious life, interwoven with dozens of recipes for healthy, Japanese-inspired cuisine. Kintsugi Wellness provides the tools we all need to reclaim the art of living well.

The Peaceful Mind Book of Japanese Logic Puzzles

Author : Nikoli
Publisher : Puzzlewright
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2021-12-21
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1454943963

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The Peaceful Mind Book of Japanese Logic Puzzles by Nikoli Pdf

Tend the zen garden of your mind with three different types of Japanese logic puzzles. This book features three different types of elegant, handcrafted Japanese logic puzzles from Nikoli: masyu, yajilin, and suraromu (also called "slalom")--90 puzzles in all. The choice of puzzle types was inspired by the image of raking a zen garden, as each involves drawing a long, winding path. Like sudoku, the puzzles have simple-to-understand rules, and solvers will be able to ease into the book with plenty of easy- and medium-difficulty puzzles.

Why the Japanese Are a Superior People!

Author : Boye Lafayette De Mente
Publisher : Cultural-Insight Books
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2009-07-08
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9780914778837

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Why the Japanese Are a Superior People! by Boye Lafayette De Mente Pdf

Boy Lafayette De Mente-author of more than 50 books on the business practices, cultures and languages of China, Japan, Korea and Mexico-identifies and describes the cultural elements that made the Japanese an extraordinary people-elements based on the fact that the Japanese are right-brain oriented but are able to use both sides of their brain...with remarkable results that are responsible for their economic prowess, their aesthetic prowess, and the seductive nature of their culture. He pinpoints the areas where the Japanese have conspicuous advantages over Americans and other left-brain oriented people. A Must Read for anyone interested in understanding the character and mindset of the Japanese for whatever purpose.

The Constructed Other: Japanese Architecture in the Western Mind

Author : Kevin Nute
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 176 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 2021-09-30
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780429751356

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The Constructed Other: Japanese Architecture in the Western Mind by Kevin Nute Pdf

The Constructed Other argues that the assumed otherness of Japanese architecture has made it both a testbed for Western architectural theories and a source of inspiration for Western designers. The book traces three recurring themes in Western accounts of Japanese architecture from the reopening of Japan in the mid-nineteenth century to the present day: a wish to see Western architectural theories reflected in Japanese buildings; efforts to integrate elements of Japanese architecture into Western buildings; and a desire to connect contemporary Japanese architecture with Japanese tradition. It is suggested that, together, these narratives have had the effect of creating what amounts to a mythical version of Japanese architecture, often at odds with historical fact, but which has exercised a powerful influence on the development of building design internationally.