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Publisher: Charles E. Tuttle Co (1987)
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The Japanese mind: The Goliath explained by Robert C Christopher



The Japanese mind: The Goliath explained Paperback – 1987. by. Robert C Christopher (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. These observations may seem relatively self-evident to many; but Christopher astutely expands on them, in connection with a few related social attitudes, to show how they paradoxically aid both individuals and the culture as a whole in the pursuit of their various aims.

The Japanese-with no Rockefellers or Grosse Pointes-are more equal, economically and socially, than we are. Richer and poorer do part company, however, in recreation. Boisterous hostess bars are an accepted psychic outlet, and public drunkenness carries no stigma.

The Japanese mind the goliath explained. The Japanese mind the goliath explained. Robert C. Christopher (Author). New York: Linden Press/ Simon & Schuster. NA. Physical Description. 352 p. ; 24 cm. Subject. Japan Civilization tegorisedl characteristics Japanese.

The Japanese Mind: The Goliath Explained. By Robert C. Christopher. Linden Press/Simon and Schuster, 1983. This is a superb book, with the insight and wisdom of nearly 40 years of thoughtful study and first-hand experience. It combines personal vignettes with a sympathetic, objective and up-to-the-minute grasp of virtually every aspect of Japanese society, as well as of the practical policy issues that now make the . Japan relationship at once vital and sensitive to possible change.

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Personal Name: Christopher, Robert C. Verfasser (DE-588)153312491. Physical Description: 359 S. General Note: EST: The Japanese mind. Geographic Name: Japan gnd. Rubrics: Gesellschaft. Download now The Japanese mind : Download PDF book format. Download DOC book format.

Robert C. 3 Mar 1924 - 14 Jun 1992). His books include The Japanese Mind: The Goliath Explained (1983). From 1981, he administered the day-to-day operations of the Pulitzer Prize Board. Science Quotes by Robert C. Christopher (1 quote). Cultural anthropology is essentially a descriptive rather than a predictive exercise.

Home All Categories The Japanese Mind: The Goliath Explained. ISBN13: 9784062008624. Format: Tankobon Hardcover.

Japanese Mind: The Goliath Explained. An entertaining and thorough introduction to all things Japanese. Much has been written about Japanese management. But this is the first book to explain the people, the life, and the culture of that fascinating nation. The Japanese Mind - The Goliath Explained.

Reviews: 7
Gaiauaco
This should be required reading for anyone planning to work in Japan. I wish that I have read it a year ago. I own few copies, and give them to my "gaijin" friends in Tokyo.
OK, this book is also little dated, but have not found anything newer or more accurate.
SupperDom
I can't believe I'm the first reviewer of this superb classic "must read" on the subject of Japan and the Japanese. Forget the 1980's publication date--you can rest assured that the collective psyche of this ancient people hasn't drifted significantly since then, and probably never will, in spite of all the many but relatively superficial changes of the past two decades.

The quickest and best way by far to grok the Japanese, individually and collectively, is to read this [from the jacket blurb] "wise, entertaining and highly readable" page-turner of a book.

The distinguished and percipient author (ex-Senior Editor of Time, Oriental Studies/Yale, Pulitzer Prize administrator, etc. etc. etc.) spent 3 decades absorbing every aspect of "Japanese culture ... intellect, mores and motives".

A highly principled thinker, Christopher has extracted, and presents concisely in Chapter 2, a "framework ...of seven basic propositions" or principles that summarize the bases of "the imperatives of what amounts to an ancient tribe", and collectively outline the "perfect map of the Japanese psyche" that the rest of the book fleshes out.

"Here at last is *all* of Japan" indeed; as the jacket blurb quite accurately states, Christopher "does for Japan what Luigi Barzini did for 'The Italians'" (and I might add, what the similarly qualified Richard Bernstein did for those two perennially warring nations, France and Paris in "Fragile Glory", another utter must-read).

I'm tempted to list the principles here, but it would practically constitute copyright infringement, since those principles, briefly elaborated upon, constitute the biggest overall "Aha!" experience of the book. Read Chapter 2 alone and you're wise to the game; but read the rest of the book as well, and acquire a richly textured perspective on how the seven insights illuminate a panoply of issues, from the roles of women and children through workplace idiosyncrasies to the instincts and talents for international and cultural survival.

One teaser: the reason the Japanese seem so inscrutable by so many, and strangely the more so by those most intimate with the culture by virtue of speaking Japanese, is that (duh!) the Japanese aren't particularly eager to *be* 'scruted, either collectively by foreigners or (especially) individually--the latter even by each other!

These observations may seem relatively self-evident to many; but Christopher astutely expands on them, in connection with a few related social attitudes, to show how they paradoxically aid both individuals and the culture as a whole in the pursuit of their various aims.

As I said, the guy is percipient--just search the multiple Amazon listings for a bargain copy of the book, read chapters 1 and 2, and then cruise through the remainder of the book as through an absorbing amusement park adventure ride!

P.S. If you're as impressed with people who can extract foundational principles from a morass of data as I am, check out my reviews of "Origins of Southern Radicalism: The South Carolina Upcountry, 1800-1860 " and "Dwellings: Living with Great Style"....
Netlandinhabitant
I can't believe I'm the first reviewer of this superb classic "must read" on the subject of Japan and the Japanese. Forget the 1980's publication date--you can rest assured that the collective psyche of this ancient people hasn't drifted significantly since then, and probably never will, in spite of all the many but relatively superficial changes of the past two decades.

The quickest and best way by far to grok the Japanese, individually and collectively, is to read this [from the jacket blurb] "wise, entertaining and highly readable" page-turner of a book.

The distinguished and percipient author (ex-Senior Editor of Time, Oriental Studies/Yale, Pulitzer Prize administrator, etc. etc. etc.) spent 3 decades absorbing every aspect of "Japanese culture ... intellect, mores and motives".

A highly principled thinker, Christopher has extracted, and presents concisely in Chapter 2, a "framework ...of seven basic propositions" or principles that summarize the bases of "the imperatives of what amounts to an ancient tribe", and collectively outline the "perfect map of the Japanese psyche" that the rest of the book fleshes out.

"Here at last is *all* of Japan" indeed; as the jacket blurb quite accurately states, Christopher "does for Japan what Luigi Barzini did for 'The Italians'" (and I might add, what the similarly qualified Richard Bernstein did for those two perennially warring nations, France and Paris in "Fragile Glory", another utter must-read).

I'm tempted to list the principles here, but it would practically constitute copyright infringement, since those principles, briefly elaborated upon, constitute the biggest overall "Aha!" experience of the book. Read Chapter 2 alone and you're wise to the game; but read the rest of the book as well, and acquire a richly textured perspective on how the seven insights illuminate a panoply of issues, from the roles of women and children through workplace idiosyncrasies to the instincts and talents for international and cultural survival.

One teaser: the reason the Japanese seem so inscrutable by so many, and strangely the more so by those most intimate with the culture by virtue of speaking Japanese, is that (duh!) the Japanese aren't particularly eager to *be* 'scruted, either collectively by foreigners or (especially) individually--the latter even by each other!

These observations may seem relatively self-evident to many; but Christopher astutely expands on them, in connection with a few related social attitudes, to show how they paradoxically aid both individuals and the culture as a whole in the pursuit of their various aims.

As I said, the guy is percipient--just search the multiple Amazon listings for a bargain copy of the book, read chapters 1 and 2, and then cruise through the remainder of the book as through an absorbing amusement park adventure ride!

P.S. If you're as impressed with people who can extract foundational principles from a morass of data as I am, check out my reviews of "Origins of Southern Radicalism: The South Carolina Upcountry, 1800-1860 " and "Dwellings: Living with Great Style"....