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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403967060
ISBN-10: 1403967067
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 260
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 14-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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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.

Books By Author Charles Shiro Inouye

Evanescence and Form by Charles Shiro Inouye

Evanescence and Form

Hardback, October 2008
$215.21