Evanescence and Form: An Introduction to Japanese Culture

Evanescence and Form: An Introduction to Japanese Culture

by C. Inouye
ISBN-10:
1403967067
ISBN-13:
9781403967060
Pub. Date:
10/19/2008
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
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Overview

Evanescence and Form: An Introduction to Japanese Culture

This book explores the Japanese notion of hakanasa - the evanescence of all things. Responses to this idea have been various and even contradictory: asceticism, fatalism, conformism, hedonism, materialism, and careerism. This book examines the ties between an epistemology of constant change and Japan's formal emphasis on etiquette and visuality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403967060
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 10/19/2008
Edition description: 2008
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

All Things Are Changing Defining the Sacred Flux and Identity Leaving the World Hedonism Sacrifice Fatalism Work Wrapping Materialism The Supremacy of Style The Nature of Etiquette Not One Space but Many If There Were a Holy Book Visual Nature A World Where Nothing Is Special

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