The `nihonjinron' is a body of writing and thought which constitutes a major and highly thought of academic industry in Japan.
It analyses the Japanese identity and presupposes that the Japanese differ radically from other people in their make-up.
It believes that their uniqueness is due to linguistic, sociological and philosophical differences. First published in 1988, this book is a critical analysis of the thought on which the `nihonjinron' is based.
Placing particular emphasis upon psychoanalysis, which constitutes the centrepiece of the book, Peter Dale reasons that the `nihonjinron' should be treated as a mythological system.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 234 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 29/06/2011
- Category: Cultural studies
- ISBN: 9780415679237