Contemporary Japan: The Individual and the Group


reviewed by Minoru Shinoda - 1960

coverTitle: Contemporary Japan: The Individual and the Group
Author(s): Y. S. Matsumoto
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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For almost as long as they have known each other, the West has applied the epithets "mysterious" and "unchanging" to the East. No doubt coined by casual observers from the West and exploited for their romantic appeal by the travel agency and the shipping line, these epithets were essentially inaccurate, and their widespread currency merely reflected the West's abysmal ignorance of the East. Needless to say, no society is inherently mysterious and beyond comprehension, and what is more obvious, no society ever stands still. Furthermore, no single adjective can adequately describe so vast and varied a region as Asia. If Asia still has primitive tribes whose way of life seems unchanging, it also has modern industrial states such as Japan, which has changed more rapidly in the last one hundred years than many a modern nation, east or west. Nevertheless, it has become well-nigh a habit with the West to... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 62 Number 3, 1960, p. 250-250
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3305, Date Accessed: 8/22/2019 10:57:46 AM

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