Japanese Traits and Foreign Influences
By Inazo Nitobe
Routledge – 2011 – 216 pages
This volume collects together essays and lectures given by the author from 1922-1927 to a variety of international audiences. Together they illuminate essential aspects of the Japanese mentality and way of life, particularly in social, religious and linguistic aspects.
1. The Changing Orient 2. Some Traits of Oriental Mentality 3. China’s Cultural Influence on Japan, with Special Reference to Her Language 4. The Moral Basis of Japanese Monarchy 5. On Teaism 6. On Haiku 7. An Eastern Idea of Charity 8. An Oriental Christian’s View of the Race Problem 9. Can the East and West Ever Meet?