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Japanese Culture Paperback – August 1, 1984

ISBN-13: 978-0824809270 ISBN-10: 0824809270 Edition: 3rd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press; 3 edition (August 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0824809270
  • ISBN-13: 978-0824809270
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #512,831 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A rich, accurate, well-written account of political, philosophical, social, religious, esthetic, artistic, and architectural history." -- Leon A. Serafim, Ohio State University

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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Mike Peters on July 3, 2001
Format: Paperback
I wasn't sure what to expect when i bought this book - after all the title does seem a little generic and it is a pretty small book, but i was pleasantly surprised. Varley's style is incredibly terse yet still very accessible. He deals with Japanese culture chronologically, giving the reader a clear picture of the state of the country at the time any major cultural events took place, although avoiding any unecessarily long forays into the history of Japan which do not relate to cultural happenings. Overall, an extremely diverse and useful introduction to Japanese culture which could provide a thorough grounding in the subject prior to further study, or equally serve as a useful reference book to anyone with a casual interest in the culture of Japan
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 7, 2000
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This book is fantastic for a thorough introduction to Japanese culture. It was a pleasure to read. This was the textbook used for my Japanese Life and Culture university class, and I was extremely pleased with it. Varley's writing style is straightforward and extremely interesting. What I especially liked about the book was its mixture of history and all aspects of Japanese culture, from the literature to the art to the religions. I can't recommend this book highly enough for anyone interested in learning about Japanese culture.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 21, 1999
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If you are looking for good introductory books on Japanese culture, this book is, perhaps, the only book you need. The book is comprised of rich historical surveys of Japanese culture, with many wonderful B&W pictures. The book does not cover about "current" cultural trends in Japan, but it does cover all important cultural foundations which shape today's Japan. I was born and raised in Japan. But I painfully realized the facts that I didn't know much about my own cultural heritage when I took Prof. Varley's class at college. Through his book, I was able to re-discover myself.
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5 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 22, 1999
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This is an outstanding text, the best I have encountered in its straightforward writing style and depth of information.
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