Five Gentlemen of Japan: The Portrait of a Nation's Character (D'Asia Vu Reprint Library) (D'asia Vu Reprint Library (Series).)

Five Gentlemen of Japan: The Portrait of a Nation's Character (D'Asia Vu Reprint Library) (D'asia Vu Reprint Library (Series).)

Frank B. Gibney / Feb 17, 2020

Five Gentlemen of Japan The Portrait of a Nation s Character D Asia Vu Reprint Library D asia Vu Reprint Library Series Now an eminent scholar of Japan currently affiliated with The Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College Gibney wrote these profiles in and Though he was young at the time his experience wi

  • Title: Five Gentlemen of Japan: The Portrait of a Nation's Character (D'Asia Vu Reprint Library) (D'asia Vu Reprint Library (Series).)
  • Author: Frank B. Gibney
  • ISBN: 9781891936098
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Paperback
  • Now an eminent scholar of Japan currently affiliated with The Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College, Gibney wrote these profiles in 1951 and 1952 Though he was young at the time, his experience with Japan was already extensive including two years as Times Bureau Chief in Tokyo, among other activities He spoke fluent Japanese learned at the Navy s wartime school.Now an eminent scholar of Japan currently affiliated with The Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College, Gibney wrote these profiles in 1951 and 1952 Though he was young at the time, his experience with Japan was already extensive including two years as Times Bureau Chief in Tokyo, among other activities He spoke fluent Japanese learned at the Navy s wartime school The profiles presented here were his effort to convey his understanding of Japanese culture Except for the emperor, he knew all of the men personally In a new introduction, he says that he has not fundamentally changed his ideas, but was a lot surer of them at 27 than at 77 He includes explanatory notes, but no bibliography or index Annotation 2003 Book News, Inc Portland, OR

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    1. The Chrysanthemum Meets Chewing Gum"Ruth Benedict tried to describe and explain Japanese culture in her famous book "The Chrysanthemum and the Sword" (1946). Gibney tries to do the same, but seems to get sidetracked, perhaps because he wasn't an anthropologist but a Japanese-speaking journalist with an inquiring mind. He hit upon a very interesting method of discussing his topic. He starts out by listing some national stereotypes in a discussion of "national character", which I think is a useles [...]



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