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Wrapping Culture: Politeness, Presentation and Power in Japan and Other Societies [used book][hard to get]

By: Joy Hendry

Price: $30.00

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press: 1995

Seller ID: 003237


Wrapping Culture examines problems of intercultural communication and the possibilities for misinterpretation of the familiar in an unfamiliar context. Starting with an examination of Japanese gift-wrapping, Joy Hendry demonstrates how our expectations are often influenced by cultural factors which may blind us to an appreciation of underlying intent. She extends this approach to the study of polite language as the wrapping of thoughts and intentions, garments as body wr... View more info

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Dragons in the Forest: Alex Faure

By: Peter Yeldham

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, For Pity Sake Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003519


For much of the World War II conflict, Japan had been a safe haven for its citizens, far, far away from Germany's relentless advance in Europe and the daily horrors of such events as the London blitz, concentration camps and the fall of France. But Alex Faure always felt that one day the war would come with a vengeance to the Land of the Rising Sun, although even he was astonished by the ferocity with which the Allied forces exacted their retribution on the place he's al... View more info