Visions of Virtue in Tokugawa Japan: The Kaitokudo Merchant Academy of Osaka
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344pp. May 1997
Visions of Virtue in Tokugawa Japan: The Kaitokudo Merchant Academy of Osaka
Author: Najita, Tetsuo;
"This is one of the most important books ever published in the West on Japanese culture." --Times Literary Supplement

"In both scope and sophistication of argument presented, Najita's Visions of Virtue ranks among the best books to appear in recent years in the field of Japanese intellectual history." --Journal of Asian Studies

"Najita's careful and systematic analysis of Kaitokudo discourse is a model of how one might contextualize ideas." --Journal of Japanese Studies

"Splendid... A sociological history of the first order, a major contribution to the comparative study of the virtues, and one which stimulates crucial questions... Najita's book must be read." --Ethics

"An extraordinary piece of scholarship... Future students of this period will ignore Najita's insights at their peril." --History of Education Quarterly

"[Najita's study] opens up a previously unexplored intellectual world." --History

Author: Najita, Tetsuo;



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