The Chrysanthemum and the Sword Japan, World War Two and Changing Japanese Identity

 

Description

 

In this unit, we look at Japan, World War Two and Changing Japanese identity.  Using Ruth Benedict’s classic study of Japanese identity and culture, The Chrysanthemum and the Sword, as a starting point, we explore the war and life after the war  through the lens of changing attitudes to Japanese culture and the Samurai (Bushido) code in particular.

 

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