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Learning To Be Modern

Japanese Political Discourse On Education, 1st Edition

By Byron Marshall


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In the increasingly global economy, commentators often cite education as a key source of competitive advantage for nations locked in economic contention on the world stage. Byron Marshall examines the evolution of Japanese schools over the past 120 years. Emphasizing the political discourse and conflict that have surrounded Japanese education, the

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Clarifying Loyalty and Filial Piety: 1800-1850s -- Knowledge from Throughout the World: The Reforms of the 1870s -- Assimilating the Elements: 1879-1905 -- To Liberate Education from Bureaucratic Control: 1905-1931 -- Mobilizing the Spirit of the Nation: 1931-1945 -- Stamping out the Bad, Stamping in the New: 1945-1950 -- Warfare Waged Between the Entrenched: 1950-1969 -- The Challenge of a New Era: 1970-1989 -- Our National Identity as Japanese: Post-Showa Japan

About the Author

Byron Marshall is professor of history at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of several books and articles on Japan and Asia, including Academic Freedom and the Japanese Imperial University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies