Revived in popularity via Mad Men—in the fourth-season episode named after the book, and extensively quoting its concepts—The Chrysanthemum and the Sword was considered essential reading in the post-World War II period. Author Ruth Benedict’s World War II–era study paints an illuminating contrast between the culture of Japan and that of the United States. The Chrysanthemum and the Sword is a revealing look at how and why our cultures differ, making it the perfect introduction to Japanese history and customs.
- Publisher : Mariner Books; 1st edition (January 1, 2006)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0618619593
- ISBN-13 : 978-0618619597
- Item Weight : 10.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.4 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
All copies are new.