Category Archives: Week 7: Bushido and the Transcendental Order

Week 7 posts.

7 Hall Mario

Nothing this week. This week, we read Nitobe’s Bushido and discussed the monumental changes Japan was making from being the world to being in the world. I loved hearing about how quickly Japan adopted only the best Western traditions while … Continue reading

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7 Shigenobu Hanako

I observed an especially bright moon while leaving the library. Inouye prefaced the lectures for this week by saying that Japan becomes slightly disappointing in that it grows into just another modern place. However, at the end of the week, … Continue reading

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7 Luna-Smith Wesley

I was walking through the Boston Commons and witnessed the good a little sunshine can do!   Boston Commons, Birds singing above laughter. Joy returns with Spring.   The very existence of Bushido by Inazo Nitobe signifies a shift as … Continue reading

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7 Traitz Lauren

This week we discussed the introduction of foreign influence, the transition towards Japan getting a sense of itself from the outside and the accompanying difficulty of developing an idea of what it means to be Japanese. With Bushido, it seems … Continue reading

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7 Maman Philippe

As I read Bushido by Inazo Nitobe, I cannot escape the question of how the concept relates to present day. Inazo begins by saying that Bushido is ever present as it relates to our ethical system. “It is still a … Continue reading

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7 Lee Karen

Passing through the wind tunnel, saw the trees… The empty bird’s nest shakes with the wind.   In Nitobe Inazo’s Bushido – the Soul of Japan, we learn that Japanese women were also duty-bound to certain actions, the most striking … Continue reading

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7 Zhang, Jiabin

Nothing this week because I am preoccupied with midterms and papers. This week our study of Japanese culture turns to the Transcendental Order from the Order of Here-and-Now. This shift, of course, came within a context, that is, the “opening” … Continue reading

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7 Menard Kristen

7 Menard Kristen

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7 Schwartz Ezra

     I was raised in a very polite household. Through strict instruction, politeness became one of my core values; the Golden Rule forever in my heart. Hence, I was very drawn to Nitobe’s discussion of politeness in Japanese culture, … Continue reading

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