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Understanding Japanese Society

BY JOY HENDRY SECOND EDITION, NEW YORK: ROUTLEDGE, 1995 “Scintillating” is not a word one would use to describe Joy Hendry’s Understanding Japanese Society. Nonetheless, this attempt at a general overview of Japanese culture can be a serviceable supplementary text in courses on postwar Japanese culture or a useful reference for non specialists who would like to include Japan-related material in more general classes. Hendry claims that her book is designed to “open a door” into Japane...

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