Mirror, sword and jewel: a study of Japanese characteristics

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G. Braziller, 1973 - Psychology - 174 pages
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The cultural, ethical, and societal forces that stimulated Japan's pre-World War II nationalism are poetically examined by a German scholar

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User Review  - nandadevi - LibraryThing

Singer taught in Japan between 1931 and 1939, and wrote this manuscript sometime prior to his death in 1969. An economist by training, he had - as Richard Storry (the noted writer on Japan) says - the ... Read full review

Review: Mirror, Sword and Jewel: The Geometry of Japanese Life

User Review  - Nyri - Goodreads

This book shows its age. Despite Singer's residence in Japan, I find it problematic that a book purporting to be on so many different aspects of Japanese society, history, spiritality, etcetera could ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction by Richard Stony
9
Preface
23
The Rhythm of Childhood
27
Copyright

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