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Imagining Japan The Japanese Tradition and its Modern Interpretation by Robert N. Bellah

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Published by University of California Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Asian / Middle Eastern history,
  • Asian studies,
  • Sociology, Social Studies,
  • Japan,
  • Ethnic Studies - Asian American Studies,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • Asia - Japan,
  • General,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Social Science / Sociology / General,
  • Civilization,
  • 1868-,
  • Intellectual life

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages254
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7711551M
ISBN 100520235983
ISBN 109780520235984

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