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New in Fine dust jacket. 9780904404685. This specific hardback book is in new condition with a hard board cover that has sharp edges and corners and has a tight binding. The pages are clean, crisp, unmarked and uncreased. The dust jacket is in fine condition with barely detectable wear if any. We package all books in custom cardboard book boxes for shipment and ship daily with tracking numbers.; "Children of the Sun is a psychoanalytic overview of Japanese civilization, focusing especially on Japan since Commodore Perry's 1853 mission that opened the country to the West. It pays particular attention to Japan's relationship to China, Korea, Britian and the United States, since it is argued throughout that much of Japanese culture and history can be understood as group adaptation to foreign influence. Kitahara maintains that an understanding of unconscious defense mechanisms (denial, regression, displacement, identification with the aggressor, etc. ) is essential to comprehending what is most "Japanese" about the Japanese. Children of the Sun deals with macroscopic issues, for example Japan's identification with China. Early in in the history of Japan, Kitahara points out, the Japanese felt so inferior as a people that the custom developed of referring to "Japan" as "China." Much later, in the early years of this century, Japan identified with the West to such an extent that one journalist was moved to write, "We admire Anglo-Saxon imperialism and we hope our imperialism does not differ from theirs." The book also is at home explaining the microscopic world of everyday life. For example, also using the concept of identification with the aggressor, Kitahara discusses the commercialization of Christmas and Valentine's Day, cosmetic surgery, blue jeans, sweat-shirts, and a suggestion during the occupation that Japan become the 49th state."; 8.60 X 5.60 X 0.70 inches; 160 pages.
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