The Chrysanthemum and the Sword

The Chrysanthemum and the Sword

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Overview


Essential reading for anyone interested in Japanese culture, this unsurpassed masterwork opens an intriguing window on Japan. Benedict’s World War II–era study paints an illuminating contrast between the culture of Japan and that of the United States. The Chrysanthemum and the Sword is a revealing look at how and why our cultures differ, making it the perfect introduction to Japanese history and customs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618619597
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 01/25/2006
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 457,904
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author


RUTH BENEDICT (1887–1948) was one of the twentieth century’s foremost anthropologists and helped to shape the discipline in the United States and around the world. Benedict was a student and later a colleague of Franz Boas at Columbia, where she taught from 1924. Margaret Mead was one of her students. Benedict’s contributions to the field of cultural anthropology are often cited today.

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