Myth of Japanese Uniqueness, Hardback Book

Myth of Japanese Uniqueness Hardback



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
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  • Category: Cultural studies
  • ISBN: 9780415679237



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