The Sign Of The Chrysanthemum

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Author: Katherine Paterson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780380492886
Size: 31.24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Children's stories
Languages : en
Pages : 132

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by Katherine Paterson, The Sign Of The Chrysanthemum Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Sign Of The Chrysanthemum books, Muna has never known his father -- a samurai, a noble warrior. But Muna's mother has told Muna how he will know him one day: by the sign of the chrysanthemum. When his mother dies, Muna travels to the capital of twelfth-century Japan, a bewildering city on the verge of revolution. He finds a haven there, as servant to the great swordsmith, Fukuji. But Muna cannot forget his dream: He must find his father. Only then will he have power and a name to be reckoned with. Only then will he become a man.



The Thorn In The Chrysanthemum

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Author: Mamoru Iga
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520302796
Size: 53.36 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 248

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The Thorn In The Chrysanthemum

by Mamoru Iga, The Thorn In The Chrysanthemum Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Thorn In The Chrysanthemum books, Japanese society is frequently held up to the Western world as a model of harmony and efficiency, but the price it pays tends to be overlooked. In a searching analysis that will fascinate students and admirers of Japan as much as it will inform psychologists and suicidologists, Mamoru Iga discusses the precise nature of the “thorn in the chrysanthemum,” a thorn that may hurt both the Japanese and the outsider who conducts business with them. The author, who was reared and educated in Japan, is uniquely qualified to interpret the value orientations of a society in which suicide is all too common. He finds that the traits leading to homogeneity and extreme adaptability in that society as a whole are the very traits that can produce painful reactions in the individual. Those traits are described as monism, groupism, authoritarianism, familism, and accommodationism, and together they comprise the Japanese “social character.” Because the individual’s behavior is based on the images, assumptions, and ideas about the world that make up his or her culture, conformism in the individual is one major manifestation of Japan’s social character. In Japan, the need to fill one’s socially prescribed role may make it doubly difficult to think independently and creatively and to find solutions for the resulting stress. Suicide notes and other personal documents reveal the painful cost of modern Japan’s success story, as the examination of individual suicides is related both to the theoretical framework of Durkheim’s types of suicide and to the sociological patterns that characterize suicide in Japan. It is in personal value orientations, however, that Iga finds the common ground between suicide and economic success. American readers will find especially interesting the contrast between value orientations in Japan and in the United States. Nearly the opposite of the Japanese traits described above, American values of rationalism, individualism, competition, and change create their own problems. There is much to be learned from this expert analysis of the problem of suicide in Japan. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1986.



The Chrysanthemum And The Sword

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Author: Ruth Benedict
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547525141
Size: 14.86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 500

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by Ruth Benedict, The Chrysanthemum And The Sword Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Chrysanthemum And The Sword books, “One of the best books ever about Japanese society . . . [A] thoughtful, nuanced study of the Japanese character.”—U.S. News & World Report “A classic book because of its intellectual and stylistic lucidity . . . Benedict was a writer of great humanity and generosity of spirit.”—from the foreword by Ian Buruma Essential reading for anyone interested in Japanese culture, this unsurpassed masterwork opens an intriguing window on Japan. The World War II–era study by the cultural anthropologist Ruth Benedict paints an illuminating contrast between the people of Japan and those of the United States. The Chrysanthemum and the Sword is a revealing look at how and why our societies differ, making it the perfect introduction to Japanese history and customs. “A classic of Japanese cultural studies . . . With considerable sensitivity, she managed both to stress the differences in Japanese society of which American policy makers needed to be aware and to debunk the stereotype of the Japanese as hopelessly rigid and incapable of change.”—The New York Times “An absorbing account of Japanese culture . . . almost novel-like readability.”—The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology



The Chrysanthemum Throne

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Author: Peter Martin
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824820299
Size: 58.11 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 208

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by Peter Martin, The Chrysanthemum Throne Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Chrysanthemum Throne books, In this first general study of the Japanese imperial institution throughout its history, Peter Martin brings together inaccessible material, much of it available only in Japanese. He surveys the history and political and religious status of the monarchy of Japan from its mythological origins to our own times.



The Chrysanthemum

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Author: Arthur Herrington
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1429012862
Size: 46.28 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Gardening
Languages : en
Pages : 172

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by Arthur Herrington, The Chrysanthemum Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Chrysanthemum books, ""Both amateur and professional growers will appreciate this comprehensive source of information on the history, propagation, marketing, and exhibition of chrysanthemums.""



The Chrysanthemum

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Author: John Salter
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 74.91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Chrysanthemums
Languages : en
Pages : 75

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The Chrysanthemum

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Author: Alex Martin
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1326623184
Size: 78.46 MB
Format: PDF
Category :
Languages : en
Pages :

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The Chrysanthemum

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Author: Frederick William Burbidge
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 69.81 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Chrysanthemums
Languages : en
Pages : 140

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The Chrysanthemum Trilogy

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Author: Marshall E Gass
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493137859
Size: 28.28 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 314

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by Marshall E Gass, The Chrysanthemum Trilogy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Chrysanthemum Trilogy books, Albert Manners is magnetised by the power, wealth and wisdom can bring. A descendant of poor immigrants, he works hard to build an empire that spans twenty countries. Power corrupts him with infidelity, arrogance, greed, and recklessness. Angelique, his wife, conquers loneliness and frustration with illicit affairs and an illegitimate child. Their only son, Mikhail, inherits paranoia and suspicion and is intent on erasing his father’s fortitude and resilience with his own brand of impotent management. The conflict that follows disintegrates the family in different directions and brings the company Chrysanthemum Coronet Inc., the company his father founded into disrepute. Who emerges from an unexpected quarter to take over the Company? Read the gripping story of wasted fortunes and follow Carol Markham as she discovers how the mantle of maturity finally comes to rest on her shoulders. Every page promises to keep you on this journey, right down to the last page. The Chrysanthemum Trilogy: Transition is the first part of a race from construction to destruction to reconstruction. From tragedy comes triumph. Or does it?



The Chrysanthemum Contingency

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Author: James Couch
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 059528048X
Size: 37.52 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 252

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The Chrysanthemum Contingency

by James Couch, The Chrysanthemum Contingency Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Chrysanthemum Contingency books, The Chrysanthemum Contingency As the U.S. expends its major international efforts on its war against worldwide terrorism, the United States' apparent interest regarding East Asia is at an historic low ebb. Into this power vacuum come China and Japan, each quietly and relentlessly pursuing their own individual goals aimed at controlling the region. Several American foreign correspondents stationed in Tokyo become entangled in a critical revelation of secret negotiations between the two Asian powers that would, if successful, result in the exit of U.S. influence in the area and a dangerous future for all concerned, as nuclear arms and military capabilities expand for national defense purposes. A compelling story exposing current activities which may soon threaten world peace. Another reality based novel by the author of The Fugi Agenda, The Lotus And The Rose, USSA 2020, and Decay of Ivy.