Japan remains one of the most intriguing yet least understood nations. In a much needed, balanced and comprehensive analysis, among other remarkable revelations, this book presents for the first time a vital key to understanding the organisation of Japan's society and the behaviour of its people. The Japanese are not driven by a universal morality based on Good and Evil, but by broad aesthetic concepts based on Pure and Impure. What they include as 'impure' will surprise many readers.
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Authors and affiliations
Kenneth G. Henshall
1.Department of East Asian StudiesUniversity of WaikatoNew Zealand
Copyright InformationPalgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999