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Confucius Lives Next Door: What Living in the East Teaches Us About Living in the West

Confucius Lives Next Door: What Living in the East Teaches Us About Living in the West - 99 edition

Confucius Lives Next Door: What Living in the East Teaches Us About Living in the West - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9780679777601

ISBN10: 0679777601

Confucius Lives Next Door: What Living in the East Teaches Us About Living in the West by T. R. Reid - ISBN 9780679777601
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 99
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 2000
International: No
Confucius Lives Next Door: What Living in the East Teaches Us About Living in the West by T. R. Reid - ISBN 9780679777601

ISBN13: 9780679777601

ISBN10: 0679777601

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 99

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Summary

Anyone who has heard his weekly commentary on NPR knows that T. R. Reid is trenchant, funny, and deeply knowledgeable reporter and now he brings this erudition and humor to the five years he spent in Japan--where he served as The Washington Post's Tokyo bureau chief. He provides unique insights into the country and its 2,500-year-old Confucian tradition, a powerful ethical system that has played an integral role in the continent's "postwar miracle."

Whether describing his neighbor calmly asserting that his son's loud bass playing brings disrepute on the neighborhood, or the Japanese custom of having students clean the schools, Reid inspires us to consider the many benefits of the Asian Way--as well as its drawbacks--and to use this to come to a greater understanding of both Japanese culture and America.

Author Bio

Reid, T.R. : Washington Post

T.R. Reid is currently the Washington Post London bureau chief.

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