The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture

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9780804832953
 
A valuable key to unique aspects of Japanese culture, this work discusses Japanese attitudes to raising children, personal space and the roles of women in Japanese society. Topics explored include: "aimai" (amibiguity), "chinmoki" (silence in communication), and "giri" (social obligation).
In 'The Japanese Mind', Roger Davies offers Westerners an invaluable key to the unique aspects of Japanese culture. Readers will gain a clear understanding of what really makes the Japanese, and their society, tick.

Among the topics explored are: aimai (ambiguity), amae (dependence upon others' benevolence), chinmoku (silence in communication), gambari (perseverance), giri (social obligation), kenkyo (the appearance of modesty), zoto (gift giving), and much more.
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Weight 0.345000
Author Davies, Roger
Availability IP
Department Travel Writing
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780804832953
Pages 280
Published 15/03/2002
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Section Travel Writing: General
Size Unfolded 216x140mm
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