ê The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture õ Download by ✓ Ruth Benedict

ê The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture õ Download by ✓ Ruth Benedict One of the greatest books on Japanese culture out there, and still very relevant today If you love Japan or are simply interested to know about this fascinating country, The Chrysanthemum and the Sword is a must read and re read.
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Some hesitation.
Let me begin on the day I bought the Invention of Nature, once packed away in my satchel I, like the chicken in the joke, crossed the road and entered a second hand bookshelf, there I spied this book, it rang a bell, but distantly, I left I think only with the aforementioned Sorel Europe and the French Revolution and maybe something else becauseIt is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a book, must be in want of severalview spoiler there see, if only I had been Jane Austen s editor hide spoiler One of the greatest books on Japanese culture out there, and still very relevant today If you love Japan or are simply interested to know about this fascinating country, The Chrysanthemum and the Sword is a must read and re read.
This book is a masterpiece Each time a height has been scaled and the reader returns to the valley, he sees yet another, taller peak on the horizon It is essential reading.
Benedict is an anthropologist though I ve read a good amount of anthropology, I had never read Patterns of Culture And I was somewhat skeptical, remembering the bland cover of Patterns on the old copy my father had when I was a child But Benedict writes with such depth and intelligence and broad vision that I now see that her reputation is fully deserved She is brilliant, and humane.
It is not necessarily the case, of course, that everything she writes about Japan is entirely correct though her general approach must be right And, of course, Japan may have changed much since 1945 But books like this really do transcend p This book is a masterpiece Each time a height has been scaled and the reader returns to the valley, he sees yet another, taller peak on the horizon It is essential reading.
Benedict is an anthropologist though I ve read a good amount of anthropology, I had never read Patterns of Culture And I was somewhat skeptical, remembering the bland cover of Patterns on the old copy my father had when I was a child But Benedict writes with such depth and intelligence and broad vision that I now see that her reputation is fully deserved She is brilliant, and humane.
It is not necessarily the case, of course, that everything she writes about Japan is entirely correct though her general approach must be right And, of course, Japan may have changed much since 1945 But books like this really do transcend p It s a total secret, but the island nation of Japan and I have one of those if we re both single in 2015 let s get married things If it comes to that, and on the strength of The Chrysanthemum and the Sword , I ve decided that Ruth Benedict can do the reading.
Because her book is Yum, Yum, absolute Yum It is a complete guilty pleasure Reading this book I felt like a dog rolling around in something absolutely disgusting But I just couldn t stop Ruth s milkshake brings all the Japonophiles to the yard.
I love Japan because one principal of a school for girls , advocating for his upper middle class students some instructions in European languages, based his recommendations on the desirability of their being able to put their husband s books back in the bookca I was wondering Could a treatise on an entire country and its people, no matter how beautifully worded and presented, be objective ifa the author of the said treatise didn t live in that country b the author is from the victorious country Who was it who said that history is written by the victors c the country being analyzed was, in many years of its history, closed to the outside world Was it James Michener who claimed that Japan had put up one of the most effective iron curtains in the history of mankind Perhaps I should also add that d the author didn t speak the language of the said country I did see the movie Lost in Translation And a lot can get lost in translation sometimes I should know Over two decades here in Japan and I still get lost in Shinjuku Station, never mind the biggest hospital in my neighborhood Stillthis one gets a good rating from me I r 3.
75 starsFirst published in 1946, this 13 chapter classic The Chrysanthemum and the Sword by Dr Ruth Benedict having never been to Japan herself has still inspired and informed its readers as one of the Nihonjinron books popularly written, published and read after World War II This formidable study reprinted over fifty times assigned by the US Office of War Information was to spell out what the Japanese were like back cover by means of all the techniques of which she was capable as a cultural anthropologist Thus, its first chapter aptly entitled Assignment Japan implies her challenging work and looming responsibility.
Around a decade ago, I came across a quote scribbled on the blackboard in a computer classroom at the university, Nobody is perfect but a team can be this has long impressed me since it sometime reminds me of the famous pioneering Q.
C initiated and d I learn from how my classmates respond to this book than from reading the book itself The reason is not difficult to understand Japanese culture is fairly familiar with me through manga, anime and the zeal about Japan in Vietnam several years ago Also, despite its distinctive culture, Japan shares with other East Asian countries the philosophy of Buddhism and Confucianism which integrate so deeply in those countries social life On the other hand, how the Western perceive the Eastern is not quite obvious to me Moreover, the Western perception of the Eastern exposes the deep root of Western culture to level of daily life which I couldn t penetrate when studying Western Tradition and Challenging of Modernity, two courses about the development of Western ideologies In short, I recommend this book for East Asian students who are taking course An intriguing book, but there is no way to ignore the many false premises upon which this book is based, the pitifully scant citations very disappointing in an academic work she could have made the entire book up, for all we know , and the painfully sweeping generalizations which do their best to paint Japan as a nation as uniform and alien as possible Based on secondhand reports from expatriates living in internment camps, Westerners who had spent time in Japan, and Japanese prisoners of war, this book is certainly interesting, but by no means a conclusive, thorough, or particularly accurate depiction of Japan.
I read this book in Japanese because it seemed difficult to read even in Japanese, so I thought it would be even difficult to read the original work in English.
I wanted to know how the Japanese culture was viewed by Americans.
It was weird to learn how we the Japanese are through an analysis done by a foreigner who had never visited Japan, but her account was very clear and mostly accurate.
Excellent Proper review to come, after I ve gone through it again and made notes at all the places I ve marked the book is bulging with post its.

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