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Behind the Paper Screen. A Glimpse of Some Unique Ways Japan Has Blended Historical Themes With a Thoroughly Modern Life Style -- Prof. John McKinstry
Copeland Educational Center in French Hospital
San Luis Obispo, CA
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Behind the Paper Screen. A Glimpse of Some Unique Ways Japan Has Blended Historical Themes With a Thoroughly Modern Life Style -- Prof. John McKinstry
Japan is one of the twenty odd nations in the world classified as developed. All these fortunate societies benefit from a relative high standard of living, representative democracy, professional and independent media and an effective education system open to a broad sector of the population.

In many ways Japan shares a great deal in terms of everyday life with the United States. However when we delve beneath the surface, we discover a culture that combines deep historical themes with a completely unique version of modern life.

Resource poor and crammed into limited space, Japan has through cleverness and adaptation created an eminently successful social system.

Differences in attitudes about family, work, traditions, individualism, and other life factors will be under discussion.

Attend this course and you'll come away with an appreciation of how a society can at once be so similar and yet so fundamentally different from our own, addressing familiar issues in a totally unique way.

John McKinstry, Professor of sociology and Asian studies at Cal Poly 1968-2014. Recipient of three teaching Fulbright Awards. Staff of universities in Tokyo, Fukuoka. Harbin and Sofia, Bulgaria. Author and co-author of several books about Asian societies. Prof. McKinstry has taught several LLCC courses related to Japan.

Tuesday, May 28 2016, 10:00am- 12:00pm   Copeland Auditorium, French Hospital, SLO

If you would like to have the password for the member price for this course, go to www.lifelearnerscc.org for information on how you can become a member.


Copeland Educational Center in French Hospital (View)
1911 Johnson Ave.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
United States


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