Japan Through the Looking Glass by Alan MacFarlane
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Japan Through the Looking Glass
By Alan MacFarlane

Japan Through the Looking Glass

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Japan Through the Looking Glass by Alan MacFarlane

Book Description

This entertaining and endlessly surprising book takes us on an exploration into every aspect of Japanese society from the most public to the most intimate. A series of meticulous investigations gradually uncovers the multi-faceted nature of a country and people who are even more extraordinary than they seem. Our journey encompasses religion, ritual, martial arts, manners, eating, drinking, hot baths, geishas, family, home, singing, wrestling, dancing, performing, clans, education, aspiration, sexes, generations, race, crime, gangs, terror, war, kindness, cruelty, money, art, imperialism, emperor, countryside, city, politics, government, law and a language that varies according to whom you are speaking. Clear-sighted, persistent, affectionate, unsentimental and honest - Alan Macfarlane shows us Japan as it has never been seen before.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781861979674
ISBN-10: 1861979673
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Profile Books Ltd
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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English Historical Records by Alan MacFarlane English Historical Records, Paperback (August 2008)

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Author Biography - Alan MacFarlane

Alan Macfarlane is Professor of Anthropology at Cambridge. He has often visited and taught in Japan.

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