Saving Face, Losing Face, in Your Face: A Journey into the Western Heart, Mind and Soul

Goodfellow, Rob
ISBN:
9789810089795

A challenging and possibly controversial work, Saving Face, Losing Face, In Your Face will define 'the West', and discuss in some detail how and why people from Europe have influenced the history and culture of almost every country on earth, and explain why the 'Western heart, mind and soul' is so dominant in so many facets of human endeavour. People of British and European descent have clearly recognised the value of understanding the various and distinctive societies and cultures that constitute Asia. Saving Face, Losing Face, In your Face turns the coin over, and explains that the richness and complexity of European society is no accident. It is rather the result of nearly 5000 years of constant religious, political, philosophical and scientific development. Many Asians experience European culture only through the offerings of Hollywood and other popular Western media. Saving Face, Losing Face, In your Face provides a deeper analysis of Western thinking. An answer to the plethora of books explaining Asian culture to westerners Controversial Author of Indonesian Business Culture A challenging and possibly controversial work, Saving Face, Losing Face, In Your Face will define 'the West', and discuss in some detail how and why people from Europe have influenced the history and culture of almost every country on earth, and explain why the 'Western heart, mind and soul' is so dominant in so many facets of human endeavour. Editorial Reviews Booknews Mostly Australian scholars, journalists, and activists representing many fields of scholarship offer cultural-historical essays exploring different periods in history, beginning with ancient Greece, to clarify the cultural ways of the Western world. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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