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Professor Nakane comes to explanation of the behavior of Japanese through analysis rather of historical social structure of Japanese society, beginning with the. Review: Japanese Society. User Review – Risa – Goodreads. Japanese Society ( Center for Japanese and Korean Studies) by Chie Nakane () Read full. Japanese Society by Professor Chie Nakane was a ground breaking book when first published in , and has been cited in many books that.

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Katie rated it liked it Aug 06, Video Night in Kathmandu: If asked what he does for a living, he will probably say “I am a lawyer. About the Book This short work presents a configuration of the important elements to be found in contemporary Japanese social life, and attempts to shed new light on Japanese society.

For example, the dedication of the chje Japanese “salaryman” is legendary, as is the involvement of their company in what we would consider their private lives.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. It is not unusual even today for someone’s boss to be consulted about such things as marriage, or major financial decisions.

Being a student from Harvard university, in their medical research department, between the yearssociwty. Her description of Japanese society as a collective, hierarchical and somehow xenophobic one is influential and remarkable. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


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Caitlyn rated it really liked it Oct 10, One is of course reminded of Ruth Benedict’s “Chrysanthemum and the Sword” which deals also with Japanese national culture. Japanese Society is an analysis of the structure of Japanese societywritten by Nakane Chie.

A slow but interesting read.

Feb 27, Lee rated it liked it Shelves: It is behind the highly hierarchical mindset of the average Japanese and has endured despite the many changes Japan has undergone since modernization.

Her conclusion also gives a good explanation why democracy has a subtly different meaning in Japan than in western nations and why revolution is impossible in Japan. Characteristics and Value Orientation of Japanese Man 1. This is in opposition to “attributes,” which are broader, more universal aspects of a person. Throughout this investigation of groups in such varied fields, Nakane has concentrated my analysis on individual behavior and interpersonal relations which provide the base of both the group organization and the structural tendencies dominating in the development of a group.

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Dave Er Duca rated it liked it Jan 15, Jul 11, Jan rated it it was amazing. Showing of 15 reviews. Studies by Margaret Mead and Geoffrey Gorer deal with other national cultures; however, all of these studies take off from national psychology.

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Studies by Margaret Mead and Geoffrey Japanese Society is worth reading for anyone intrigued by Japanese social etiquette. China, Korea, and Japan. The Development of Ranking 2. Nakane’s remarkable achievement, which has already given new insight about themselves to the Japanese, promises to open up a new field of large-society comparative social anthropology which is long overdue.


I read the Pelican edition, which came out in Nakane goes over much of the same material, but whe In the late s, Ruth Benedict published “The Chrysanthemum and the Sword,” one of the first in-depth studies on Japanese culture widely read by the West and still considered a seminal work today. Being a lawyer is his attribute. To ask other readers questions about Japanese Societyplease sign up.

There, he works for “such and such legal firm. Essentially, a “frame” is a subjective environment based on immediate contextual relationships. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Definitely recommend to read to everyone who is interested in Japan or Asia there are some little comparisons with China and India, but not much, still it gives some overview of the differences between those countries. This page was last edited on 10 Octoberat Reviews “A brilliant wedding of ‘national character’ studies and analyses of small societies through the structural approach of British anthropology.

Dec 11, Jessica rated it liked it. The Web of Comradeship 3.

The two characters mean a thousand thus, many branches.