By Joy Hendry
Language: English | Number of Pages: 288 | Format: Paperback
Isbn-10: 0415263832 | Isbn-13: 9780415263832 | Publish date: 03/07/2003 | Edition 3
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As Japan enters the 21st century with a new emperor, this title continues to be an indispensable guide through often enigmatic and historical idiosyncrasies of Japanese culture and politics that are often confusing to the outsider. Fully updated, revised and expanded, this is a welcome new edition of this best-selling book that has provided an accessible and readable introduction to Japanese society over the years. Now containing some of the most up-to-date information on Japanese cultural and political trends, this essential title includes timely information on the latest social developments, customs, rituals, business culture, medicine and arts.
Here you can find all you need to know about Japan:
I. Sources of Japanese identity: historical and mythological foundations of Japan
II. The house and family system
III. Socialisation and classification
IV. Community and neighbourhood
V. The education system
VI. Status, hierarchy and ethnic diversity
VII. Religious influences
VIII. Ritual and the life cycle
IX. Careers and continuity: opportunities for working life
X. Arts, entertainment and leisure
XI. Government and the craft of politics
XII. The legal system and social control
Eleonora Festari said on Jan 27, 2009, 13:23