BEHIND THE JAPANESE MASK by J.F. Steiner

BEHIND THE JAPANESE MASK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An exploration into the concept of Japanese as a nation, powerful and ""essentially modern in all the arts of warfare but mediaeval in religious conceptions, moral ideas, and philosophy of life"", and, in describing their basic traits and characteristics, covers the fanatical pride of race, belief in divine origin, in war, treatment of enemies, scorn and antipathy to foreigners, attitude towards women, education, exploitation of the poor, regimentation, etc. The author shows how these qualities have forwarded the idea of conquest, how understanding of them is necessary for Allied victory and future treatment. Supplementary.

Publisher: Macmillan