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Author Kitaoka, Shin'ichi, 1948- author.

Title Self-respect and independence of mind : the challenge of Fukuzawa Yukichi / Kitaoka Shinichi ; translated by James M. Vardaman.

Publication Info. Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo : Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Fukuzawa,Y KIT    Coming Soon
Description 335 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Japan library
Japan library (Shuppan Bunka Sangyō Shinkō Zaidan)
Note Translation from the Japanese of: Dokuritsu jison : Fukuzawa Yukichi no chōsen.
Contents The Nakatsu period -- Ogata's Tekijuku -- Going to America -- Learning about Europe -- Condition in the West -- Keio Gijuku -- An encouragement of learning -- An outline of a theory of civilization -- Leaders of Meiji restoration and Fukuzawa Yukichi -- "Discourse on the National Assembly" and the political crisis of 1881 -- Home and daily life -- The Korean issue -- Establishment of the cabinet system and treaty revision -- The early diet and the Sino-Japanese War -- Last years and death -- Fukuzawa chronology.
Summary "It is said that Japan is currently experiencing its third opening to the outside world. However, in terms of importance, rather than the so-called second opening--which refers to the reforms following World War II--the more significant opening was that of the Meiji Restoration, initiated and carried out by the Japanese themselves. Consequently, as Japan today finds itself feeling trapped with a sense of despair, it is to the Meiji era that we should turn, and more than to anyone else, the person we should turn to is Fukuzawa Yukichi. With the general reader in mind, this volume brings together the results of the present-day research into the accomplishments of Fukuzawa as part of an overall appraisal of the man himself"--Back cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 322-324).
Subject Fukuzawa, Yukichi, 1835-1901.
Educators -- Japan -- Biography.
Added Author Vardaman, James M., 1947- translator.
Added Title Dokuritsu jison. English
Note Colophon title: Dokuritsu jison : Fukuzawa Yukichi no chōsen
Colophon title: 独立自尊 : 福沢諭吉の挑戦
ISBN 9784916055620

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