Additional Physical Format: Online version: Niwa, Teïzō. Chrysanthemums of Japan. London, G. Allen & Unwin, ltd.  (OCoLC) Document Type. The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture is a study of Japan by American anthropologist Ruth Benedict. It was written at the invitation of the U.S. Office of War Information in order to understand and predict the behavior of the Japanese in World War II The book was influential in shaping American ideas about Japanese culture during the occupation of Japan, . The World War II–era study by the cultural anthropologist Ruth Benedict paints an illuminating contrast between the people of Japan and those of the United States. The Chrysanthemum and the 4/5(1). Chapters 5,6,7 and 8 are perhaps the most important chapters in the book and deal with Japanese concepts of "honour". She discusses the term "honour" within all Japanese contexts and situations and how different the Japanese concept of honour (and its development) is from the Western World and, indeed, the rest of the world/5().
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