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Review: The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture

User Review  - Mariko Nakamura - Goodreads

Really well written, but biased and isn't accurate. Finally getting around to reading it, helped me understand about the way that I think. It best serves as a contrast to different ways to live. But ... Read full review

Review: The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture

User Review  - Goodreads

Really well written, but biased and isn't accurate. Finally getting around to reading it, helped me understand about the way that I think. It best serves as a contrast to different ways to live. But ... Read full review

Review: The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture

User Review  - David Shackelford - Goodreads

A fantastic look at Japanese culture and how different it is from our own. The book is written through the lens and biases of its American author, and not everything in it stands deep scrutiny or the ... Read full review

Review: The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture

User Review  - Goodreads

A fantastic look at Japanese culture and how different it is from our own. The book is written through the lens and biases of its American author, and not everything in it stands deep scrutiny or the ... Read full review

Review: The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture

User Review  - Keith Slade - Goodreads

Really good examination of Japanese values and character right after World War 2 ended. Makes it clear why they did not become vindictive. I have read elsewhere that it has errors in terminology, etc., but it is still one of the best on Japan. It is a classic. Read full review

Review: The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture

User Review  - Goodreads

Really good examination of Japanese values and character right after World War 2 ended. Makes it clear why they did not become vindictive. I have read elsewhere that it has errors in terminology, etc., but it is still one of the best on Japan. It is a classic. Read full review

Review: The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture

User Review  - Yuexi - Goodreads

Only at the second part for now. But you can tell its a very well written book and rag statement she made are all very careful and objective. It's very interesting to see yourself from an other ... Read full review

Review: The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture

User Review  - Goodreads

Only at the second part for now. But you can tell its a very well written book and rag statement she made are all very careful and objective. It's very interesting to see yourself from an other ... Read full review

Review: The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture

User Review  - Hieu Cao - Goodreads

I learn more from how my classmates respond to this book than from reading the book itself. The reason is not difficult to understand. Japanese culture is fairly familiar with me through manga, anime ... Read full review

Review: The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture

User Review  - Xarah - Goodreads

I found Benedict's anthropological study on the Japanese to be very informing and quite fascinating. While I did already have a vague idea of Japanese culture, I didn't fully grasp all the intricacies ... Read full review


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