Evanescence and Form
An Introduction to Japanese CultureBook - 2008
This book explores the Japanese notion of hakanasa - the evanescence of all things. Responses to this idea have been various and even contradictory: asceticism, fatalism, conformism, hedonism, materialism, and careerism. This book examines the ties between an epistemology of constant change and Japan's formal emphasis on etiquette and visuality.
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 952 Inouye
Characteristics: xv, 260 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.