Jan 5

Roland Kelts on Confucianism in Japan, in AdBusters, Big Ideas of 2010 Issue

After the Walkman and the Prius, Is it time for the West to adopt the Confucianism from the East?  Roland Kelts (Osaka-shi, 1998-99), author of Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the US, asks that in the latest issue of AdBusters. As a part of the magazine’s Big Ideas of 2010 issue, Kelts challenges the West: “Let’s listen to our neighbors in the East. A culture that prizes quiet contemplation, self-abnegation, community and stability should not threaten us in the West. We can do better if we learn from one another. And with our entire planet threatened by extinction, we need to.”

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