The Anatomy of Dependence

  • Takeo Doi
  • Translated by John Bester
The Anatomy of Dependence

Size: 189×132 mm, 220 g
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN10: 1-56836-551-9
ISBN13: 978-1-56836-551-0
Release date: Nov. 16, 2001

List price: $16.00

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A leading psychiatrist offers not only the most satisfying explanation of Japanese behavior yet written, but a key to a new understanding of all basic human needs.


“Sensitive, original, and penetrating.”
Robert J Lifton, M.D. Yale University

“A major contribution to the science of human behavior in general and to psychotherapy in particular.”
William P. Lebra University of Hawaii

“An extraordinary insight into the Japanese character.”
Senator S. I. Hayakawa

“Perhaps the first book by a Japanese trained in psychiatry to have an impact on Western psychiatric thinking.”
Ezra Vogel Harvard University

Included: a new chapter, “Amae Reconsidered”

About the Author

TAKEO DOI, M.D., is a professor at International Christian University, Tokyo, and one of Japan’s leading psychiatrists. Born in Tokyo, he graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1942. He has since held a number of posts at American institutes and universities, including fellowships at the Menninger School of Psychiatry and the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute, and was visiting scientist at the National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland. For a long time he headed the psychiatric department at St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo, and was also a professor in the schools of Health Science and Medicine at the University of Tokyo. Doi has published a number of works and contributed to many more. His most recent English Publication is Anatomy of Self (Kodansha International, 1986).