London: The Cresset Press, 1955. First Edition. Cloth. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED by the distinguished Author to another prominent cultural anthropologist, Paul Bohanan, on the front free endpaper, thick 8vo, archival mylar-protected lettered dust jacket (unclipped), 457 pages. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #5845
SUPERB ASSOCIATION COPY by the brilliant Sino-American cultural and psychological anthropologist, Francis L. K Hsu (1909 - 1999; longtime Prof. of Anthro. at Northwestern University) to Prof. Paul Bohanan (1920 - 2007), another brilliant and prominent then Princeton University (soon NU) cultural anthropologist, Africanist (the TIV people), and expert on American cultural behavior.
A Very Readable and Profound study of both Chinese and Americans. Of Dr. Hsu's many books, this is often considered his most important and insightful work. He compares and contrasts the full gamut of behaviors by Chinese and Americans with many wise and sometimes surprising observations. Some might consider Dr. Hsu a latter-day Chinese version of De Tocqueville.
Overall, Near Fine to Very Good condition. Tight, internally clean and unannotated copy with light uniform age-toning to paper. Mild wear and slight soil to dust jacket (unclipped) with edgewear and a few small peripheral chips.