The Jews and the Japanese

The Successful Outsiders
Product Number: EB00643547
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781462903962
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
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"Few peoples have drawn the 'us' and 'them' line so clearly and maintained it for so long."-From The Jews and the Japanese It is difficult to imagine two more widely different-almost incompatible-societies than those of the Jews and the Japanese: a people spread over the four corners of the world versus a people with an almost uninterrupted history of sovereignty in its own land: geographical heterogeneity versus linguistic and cultural homogeneity; a cosmopolitan experience versus an island mentality; strict religious and moral commandments versus group-based and aesthetically bound values. Yet, there are also surprising analogies between these two peoples. It is this extraordinary combination of similarities and differences that are explored. In The Jews and the Japanese, Professor Shillony describes how these two peoples, both rich in cultural heritage and historical experiences, have interacted with the Christian West, their outstanding achievements and immense tragedies, and their attempts to integrate with the West and its repeated rejection of them.

Author(s): Ben-Ami Shillony
Genre: History, Religion
Original Publish Date: May 15, 1992

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