Bushido: The Spirit of the Samurai

Bushido: The Spirit of the Samurai

by Inazo Nitobe
     
 

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There are eight virtues of Bushido, the code of the samurai: justice, courage, benevolence, politeness, sincerity, honor, loyalty, and self-control. These virtues comprise the essence of Japanese cultural beliefs, which are still present today.

Inazo Nitobe, one of Japan's most respected scholars, explores the ethical code of the samurai and contextualizes it

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There are eight virtues of Bushido, the code of the samurai: justice, courage, benevolence, politeness, sincerity, honor, loyalty, and self-control. These virtues comprise the essence of Japanese cultural beliefs, which are still present today.

Inazo Nitobe, one of Japan's most respected scholars, explores the ethical code of the samurai and contextualizes it within Japan's traditions of Buddhism, Shintoism, and Confucianism. He then compares and contrasts Eastern values with those present in Western societies. Written in English and first published in 1905, this classic introduction to Japan's samurai culture has been a best-seller for decades. Focus on Asian Studies says it is "a must for an understanding of the soul of Japan."

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"Absolutely the best explanation of bushido in the English language."—Nicklaus Suino, author of The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship

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ISBN-13:
9781590302903
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
10/11/2005
Series:
Shambhala Library
Pages:
145
Product dimensions:
4.51(w) x 7.02(h) x 0.67(d)

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