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The Chrysanthemum and the Sword

The Chrysanthemum and the Sword
Author: Ruth Benedict
ISBN 13: 9780618619597
ISBN 10: 618619593
Edition: 1
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: 2006-01-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $15.95

Essential reading for anyone interested in Japanese culture, this unsurpassed masterwork opens an intriguing window on Japan. Benedict’s World War II–era study paints an illuminating contrast between the culture of Japan and that of the United States. The Chrysanthemum and the Sword is a revealing look at how and why our cultures differ, making it the perfect introduction to Japanese history and customs.