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Self-respect and independence of mind: the challenge of Fukuzawa Yukichi

By: Shinichi, Kitaoka.
Contributor(s): Vardaman, James M [Translator].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Japan library. Publisher: Tokyo Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture (JPIC) 2017Description: 335 p.: ill. Includes bibliography.ISBN: 9784916055620.Subject(s): Yukichi, Fukuzawa, 1835-1901 | Japan - History | Educators - BiographyDDC classification: 320.95209045 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. (Excerpted from the foreword) https://japanlibrary.jpic.or.jp/books/published/history/001823.html
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Originally published in the Japanese language under the title of Dokuritsu jison: Fukuzawa Yukichi no chosen by Kodansha Ltd. in 2002

Table of content

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

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. (Excerpted from the foreword)

https://japanlibrary.jpic.or.jp/books/published/history/001823.html

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