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  1. In Search of Japan's Hidden Christians

    A journey in both space and time, In Search of Japan's Hidden Christians recounts a clash of civilizations—of East and West—that resonates to this
    John Dougill's In Search of Japan's Hidden Christians sets out to document Japan's Hidden Christians before they fade to extinction, and also to find within their story a greater understanding of the Japanese. He succeeds brilliantly with both goals. Those who are interested in Japanese religion, history, and culture will likely be as fascinated as I was. Dougill is a professor of British studies who has been in Japan since 1986. The book's introduction to him says that he has “a special...
  2. The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture

    In The Japanese Mind, Roger Davies offers Westerners an invaluable key to the unique aspects of Japanese culture. Readers of this book will gain a
    The Japanese Mind is a collection of twenty-eight essays written by seniors from Ehime University’s English department, each discussing an aspect of Japanese culture that exemplifies the Japanese mindset. The editors state that the essays are primarily aimed at students of Japanese studies and Japanese students of English who might need to explain their culture to non-Japanese people. The book would certainly be a great resource for that goal, but the essays go deeper. The authors seem...
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