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The Modernizers

Overseas Students, Foreign Employees, And Meiji Japan, 1st Edition

By Ardath W. Burks

Routledge

450 pages

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Description

This volume of essays by Japanese and Western scholars sheds light on the process of modernization in nineteenth-century Japan, focusing on two significant aspects of Japan's transition to a modern society: the decision to live for a time with the necessary evil of relying on the skill and advice of foreign employees (oyatio gaikokujin) and the decision to dispatch Japanese students overseas (Pyugakusei). The. essays make clear that the success of both these programs went beyond aiding Japan's modernization goals; their indirect effects often extended much further than planned, influencing even today the fields of education, science, and history and affecting other countries' knowledge about Japan.

Table of Contents

PART 1 THE JAPANESE BACKGROUND, PART 2 JAPANESE STUDENTS OVERSEAS, PART 3 FOREIGN EMPLOYEES IN JAPAN, PART 4 EDUCATION AND THE FUTURE SOCIETY, PART 5 THE LEGACY

About the Author

Dr. Ardath W. Burks, professor emeritus of Asian studies at Rutgers University, is the author of Japan: Profile of a Post-industrial Power.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL054000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Asian
SOC043000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies