In The jap Mind, Roger Davies bargains Westerners a useful key to the original elements of eastern culture.
Readers of this booklet will achieve a transparent knowing of what particularly makes the japanese, and their society, tick. one of the issues explored: aimai (ambiguity), amae (dependence upon others' benevolence), amakudari (the nation's descent from heaven), chinmoku (silence in communication), gambari (perseverence), giri (social obligation), haragei (literally, "belly art"; implicit, unstated communication), kenkyo (the visual appeal of modesty), sempai-kohai (seniority), wabi-sabi (simplicity and elegance), and zoto (gift giving), in addition to discussions of child-rearing, own area, and the jobs of girls in eastern society. contains dialogue subject matters and questions after each one chapter.
All in all, this booklet is an easy-to-use creation to the distinguishing features of jap society; a useful source for anyone—business humans, tourists, or students—perfect for direction adoption, but in addition for somebody drawn to eastern tradition.
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