• The Chrysanthemum and the Sword

  • Patterns of Japanese Culture
  • By: Ruth Benedict
  • Narrated by: Cindy Kay
  • Length: 10 hrs
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Publisher's Summary

"One of the best books ever about Japanese society ... [A] thoughtful, nuanced study of the Japanese character." (U.S. News & World Report)

Essential for anyone interested in Japanese culture, this unsurpassed masterwork opens an intriguing window on Japan. The World War II-era study by the cultural anthropologist Ruth Benedict paints an illuminating contrast between the people of Japan and those of the United States. The Chrysanthemum and the Sword is a revealing look at how and why our societies differ, making it the perfect introduction to Japanese history and customs.

©1946 Ruth Benedict; copyright renewed 1974 by Donald G. Freeman (P)2022 Tantor
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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