This book explores the Japanese notion of hakanasa - the evanescence of all things. Responses to this idea have been various and even contradictory: asceticism, fatalism, conformism, hedonism, materialism, and careerism. This book examines the ties between an epistemology of constant change and Japan's formal emphasis on etiquette and visuality.
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Author Biography - Charles Shiro Inouye
CHARLES SHIRO INOUYE is a Professor of Japanese and former Dean of the Colleges for Undergraduate Education, Tufts University, USA.