Dimensions of Japanese Society

Gender, Margins and Mainstream

  • Kenneth G. Henshall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Kenneth G. Henshall
    Pages 1-47
  3. Kenneth G. Henshall
    Pages 108-176
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 183-249

About this book


Japan remains one of the most intriguing yet least understood nations. In a much needed, balanced and comprehensive analysis, among other remarkable revelations, this book presents for the first time a vital key to understanding the organisation of Japan's society and the behaviour of its people. The Japanese are not driven by a universal morality based on Good and Evil, but by broad aesthetic concepts based on Pure and Impure. What they include as 'impure' will surprise many readers.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Kenneth G. Henshall
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of East Asian StudiesUniversity of WaikatoNew Zealand

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