The Chrysanthemum and the Sword

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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.
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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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Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Published on
Jan 25, 2006
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9780547525143
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Asia / Japan
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
Social Science / Anthropology / General
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