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A Japanese Mirror: Heroes And Villains In Japanese Culture Ian Buruma

A Japanese Mirror: Heroes And Villains In Japanese Culture

Ian Buruma

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ISBN : 9780753812549
Paperback
242 pages
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The received myth is that the Japanese are a race so different from the rest of us that no outsider can understand them - a myth they seem rather to enjoy. But one that Ian Buruma explodes in this fascinating study of the Japanese character throughMoreThe received myth is that the Japanese are a race so different from the rest of us that no outsider can understand them - a myth they seem rather to enjoy. But one that Ian Buruma explodes in this fascinating study of the Japanese character through an analysis of the way they perceive and, more importantly, portray themselves in their popular culture. Anyone who has ever been intrigued by the images of kamikaze pilots, geisha girls or the intricate arts of Japan will find this book a revelation.