Evanescence and Form: An Introduction to Japanese Culture
C. Inouye (Author)
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This book explores the Japanese notion of hakanasa - the evanescence of all things. Responses to this idea have been various and even contradictory: asceticism, fatalism, conformism, hedonism, materialism, and careerism. This book examines the ties between an epistemology of constant change and Japan's formal emphasis on etiquette and visuality. XV, 260 p.
About the Author
CHARLES SHIRO INOUYE is a Professor of Japanese and former Dean of the Colleges for Undergraduate Education, Tufts University, USA.
- Contributor: C. Inouye
- Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
- ISBN13: 9781403967060
- Number of Pages: 260
- Packaged Dimensions: 152x229mm
- Packaged Weight: 426
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Palgrave USA
- Release Date: 2008-10-19
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: CHARLES SHIRO INOUYE is a Professor of Japanese and former Dean of the Colleges for Undergraduate Education, Tufts University, USA.