Evanescence and Form

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Author  C. Inouye
Publisher  Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date   October 19, 2008
ISBN  1403967067
Pages  260

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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.

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