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Voluntary Death in Japan

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In this profound and sensitive study, Maurice Pinguet carefully reconstructs this tradition of voluntary death and relates it to other aspects of Japanese culture and society.
Hardcover, 365 pages
Published June 14th 1993 by Polity Press (first published 1984)
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Alice Jennings
Hm, I found bits of this book useful and other bits pointless. He compares death rates to other countries such as France repeat idly. The chapter on honourable death however was very useful- quoted him a lot in my essay on seppuku
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