Proliferating Talent

Author: Motoyama Yukihiko
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824818463
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The eight essays translated here by Motoyama's colleagues from North America and Europe broadly cover the eventful half century that witnessed the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate and the rise of the modern Japanese state to the position of an international power. They deal topically with political, intellectual, and educational issues that occupied the attention of the Japanese government and public in the period from 1853, the momentuous year of Commodore Perry's arrival, to 1905 and the aftermath of another climactic event, Japan's victory over Russia. In the essay from which the book's title is derived, Motoyama examines a private school in Kumamoto, the Seiseiko (School of Proliferating Talent), which was run by a group with a rebel background but statist interests. The group and its school are a prime example of the ambiguities explored throughout the volume. The essays muster a great variety of sources, ranging from graffiti and popular doggerel of the period immediately before the Meiji Restoration to the discourses, letters, and diaries of major intellectual and political figures of the Meiji period.
Proliferating Talent
Language: en
Pages: 488
Authors: Motoyama Yukihiko
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-07-01 - Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

The eight essays translated here by Motoyama's colleagues from North America and Europe broadly cover the eventful half century that witnessed the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate and the rise of the modern Japanese state to the position of an international power. They deal topically with political, intellectual, and educational
Practical Pursuits
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Janine T. Anderson Sawada
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-05-31 - Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

"This researched study represents a new direction in historical analysis. Where previous scholarship has used large conceptual units like Confucianism and Buddhism as its main actors and has emphasized the discontinuities in Edo and Meiji religious life, Sawada's focus on-personal cultivation leads her to consider complex linguistic, philosophical, and social
Gender and Nation in Meiji Japan
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Jason G. Karlin
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-30 - Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

Gender and Nation in Meiji Japan is a historical analysis of the discourses of nostalgia in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Japan. Through an analysis of the experience of rapid social change in Japan’s modernization, it argues that fads (ryūkō) and the desires they express are central to understanding Japanese
The History of Modern Japanese Education
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Benjamin C. Duke
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Rutgers University Press

The History of Modern Japanese Education is the first account in English of the construction of a national school system in Japan, as outlined in the 1872 document, the Gakusei. Divided into three parts tracing decades of change, the book begins by exploring the feudal background for the Gakusei during
Burning and Building
Language: en
Pages: 325
Authors: Brian Platt, Assistant Professor of History Brian Platt
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Harvard Univ Asia Center

Among the most radical of the Meiji reforms was a plan for a centralized, compulsory educational system modeled after those in Europe and America. But with almost no support from the government, local officials, teachers, and citizens pursued alternative visions. Their efforts led to the growth and consolidation of a