The Samurai Next Door: Chinese Examinations of the Japanese Martial Spirit

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  title={The Samurai Next Door: Chinese Examinations of the Japanese Martial Spirit},
  author={Oleg Benesch},
  year={2014}
}
Characterization of Japan as martial, as opposed to a China emphasizing civil virtues, has colored views of both societies for centuries. The Samurai spirit has at times been credited for Japan’s economic success and technological progress, but is also associated with militaristic imperialism. The underlying conception of a martial Japan carried into the modern age, where it flowed into the emerging discourse on bushido, or “the way of the warrior” which began to be popularized in the late… 
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