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Old 02-19-2011, 10:17 PM   #20
Carl Thompson
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Re: Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 19

Hello Professor
Peter A Goldsbury wrote: View Post
'Sensei' is one of the people who make the dull speeches before the kampai.
Just going on what I've read of you, I imagine your own speeches at least must have provided some relief from the dullness.
Peter A Goldsbury wrote: View Post
I did not use Edwards' book for this column, but it is could be argued that he is doing nihonjinron, just like you said that I could be, with this column. In his Introduction he states:
"My aim is neither social criticism nor expose; I wish merely to present an image of a socially meaningful performance that will command our attention until we can satisfactorily unravel the messages."
For whatever it is worth, I like this quote very much. Thank you for sharing it and thanks for hearing me out and responding to my comments.

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