The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture
The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture3.33 6 5 Author: Roger J. Davies,Osamu Ikeno Narrator: Eric Jason Martin
Listeners of this book will gain a clear understanding of what makes the Japanese, and their society, tick. Among the topics explored: aimai (ambiguity), amae (dependence upon others' benevolence), amakudari (the nation's descent from heaven), chinmoku (silence in communication), gambari (perseverance), giri (social obligation), haragei (literally, "belly art"; implicit, unspoken communication), kenkyo (the appearance of modesty), sempai-kohai (seniority), wabi-sabi (simplicity and elegance), and zoto (gift giving), as well as discussions of child-rearing, personal space, and the roles of women in Japanese society.
All in all, this book is an easy-to-use introduction to the distinguishing characteristics of Japanese society; an invaluable resource for anyone–business people, travelers, or students–perfect for course adoption, but also for anyone interested in Japanese culture.
More information about the audiobook:Publisher: Tantor Audio
Length: 8H 48Min
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