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What Makes Life Worth Living?: How Japanese and Americans Make Sense of Their Worlds

 
 
 
 
What Makes Life Worth Living?: How Japanese and Americans Make Sense of Their Worlds
Author: Gordon Mathews
ISBN 13: 9780520201330
ISBN 10: 520201337
Edition: First Paperback Edition
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1996-04-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 296
List Price: $33.95
 
 

"A unique and provocative contribution to the fundamental question of what makes life worth living. Mathews works creatively with the similarities and differences in the United States and Japan to shed light on cultural values in the two societies."—John L. Caughey, author of Imaginary Social Worlds

"Amidst trade wars, when Japanese workers are made into robots and trade negotiators into modern-day samurai, one longs for a sense of what Japanese humans are like. Gordon Mathews provides the answer. . . . His work is penetrating and rings true."—Ezra F. Vogel, author of Japan as Number One

"An extraordinary book. Mathews's analysis of each pair of narratives is clear, delightful, and satisfying."—Takie Sugiyama Lebra, author of Above the Clouds: Status Culture of the Modern Japanese Nobility

Washington Post

Church's . . . genius lives on in a definitive book. Gardens Are for People is full of black and white photos of Church's work from the 1930s to the 1970s: They share the hallmarks of his talents, highly designed yet supremely functional.