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Confucius Lives Next Door: What Living in the East Teaches Us about Living in the West

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"Fascinating...clearly stated, interesting and provoking.... A plainspoken account of living in Asia."  --San Francisco Chronicle

Anyone who has heard his weekly commentary on NPR knows that T. R. Reid is trenchant, funny, and deeply knowledgeable reporter and now he brings this erudition and humor to the five years he spent in Japan--where he served as The Washington Post's Tokyo bureau chief.  He provides unique insights into the country and its 2,500-year-old Confucian tradition, a powerful ethical system that has played an integral role in the continent's "postwar miracle."

Whether describing his neighbor calmly asserting that his son's loud bass playing brings disrepute on the neighborhood, or the Japanese custom of having students clean the schools, Reid inspires us to consider the many benefits of the Asian Way--as well as its drawbacks--and to use this to come to a greater understanding of both Japanese culture and America.

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T.R. Reid is currently the Washington Post London bureau chief.

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paint n paper Sara, March 9, 2011 (view all comments by paint n paper Sara)
I know it's been around a while, but for anyone thinking of going to Asia or having been there and wondering what it's all about, this book is a gold mine! It speaks to those little 'weird' billboards all over, how education works, the formality or politeness found everywhere, the business ethic, food, taxis, ...fascinating!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679777601
Author:
Reid, T. R.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Reid, T. R.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
International
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Confucianism
Subject:
Confucius
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Japan Social life and customs 1945-
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
japan;asia;non-fiction;culture;travel;memoir;confucianism;philosophy;current affairs;sociology;history
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
025-99
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILLUS THROUGHOUT (2 IMAGES)
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.6 in 0.5 lb

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Asia » Japan » Contemporary 1945 to Present
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » World History » Asia » General
History and Social Science » World History » Japan
Travel » Travel Writing » Asia

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