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Bushido: The Soul of Japan (Bushido--The Way of the Warrior) - Inazo Nitobe
Bushido: The Soul of Japan (Bushido--The Way of the Warrior)
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A century ago, when Japan was transforming itself from an isolated feudal society into a modern nation, a Japanese educator queried about the ethos of his people composed this seminal work, which with his numerous other writings in English made him the best, known Japanese writer in the West... show more
A century ago, when Japan was transforming itself from an isolated feudal society into a modern nation, a Japanese educator queried about the ethos of his people composed this seminal work, which with his numerous other writings in English made him the best, known Japanese writer in the West during his lifetime.He found in Bushido, the Way of the Warrior, the sources of the virtues most admired by his people: rectitude, courage, benevolence, politeness, sincerity, honor, loyalty and self-control. His approach to his task was eclectic and far-reaching. On the one hand, he delved into the indigenous traditions, into Buddhism, Shintoism, Confucianism and the moral guidelines handed down over hundreds of years by Japan's samurai and sages. On the other hand, he sought similarities and contrasts by citing not only Western philosophers and statesmen, but also the shapers of European and American thought and civilization going back to the Romans, the Greeks and Biblical times.This book is a classic to which generations of scholars and laymen alike have long referred for insights into the character of the Japanese people. And all of its many readers in the past have been amply rewarded, as will be all those who turn to its pages in the next and future decades.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9784770027313 (4770027311)
Publisher: Kodansha USA
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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KatieMc
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0.0 Bushido: The Soul of Japan
Why on earth do I have a copy of this, signed personally to me by the author? You never know what you will find cleaning on a Saturday.
Hazard
Hazard rated it
Das Werk bietet eine gute Möglichkeit, sich mit dem Ehrenkodex der Samurai, seiner Enstehung, Anwendung und seiner Auswirkungen auf die japanische Gesellschaft zu beschäftigen.Zu beachten ist jedoch, dass der Text mittlerweile im Original fast hundert Jahre alt ist. Entsprechend wird Bushido den Ges...
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