Imperial Subjects as Global Citizens: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Education in Japan

Imperial Subjects as Global Citizens: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Education in Japan

by Mark Lincicome
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0739131133

ISBN-13: 9780739131138

Pub. Date: 03/16/2009

Publisher: Lexington Books

Lincicome offers a new perspective on Japanese educational debates and policy reforms that have taken place under the guise of internationalization since the mid-1980s. By contextualizing these developments within a historical framework spanning the entire twentieth century, he challenges the argument put forward by education officials, conservative politicians,

Overview

Lincicome offers a new perspective on Japanese educational debates and policy reforms that have taken place under the guise of internationalization since the mid-1980s. By contextualizing these developments within a historical framework spanning the entire twentieth century, he challenges the argument put forward by education officials, conservative politicians, and their supporters in the academy and the business world that history offers no guide for addressing the educational challenges that face contemporary Japan. Combining diachronic and synchronic approaches, Lincicome analyzes repeated attempts throughout the twentieth century to “internationalize education” (/kyoiku no kokusaika/) in Japan. This comparison reveals important similarities that transcend educational policy to encompass Japanese conceptions of individual, national, and international identity; relations between the individual, the nation, the state, and the international community; and the type of education best suited to negotiating multiple identities among the next generation of Japanese subject-citizens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739131138
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
03/16/2009
Series:
AsiaWorld Series
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Reconsidering the Meiji Legacy Chapter 3 The Great War, International Education, and the Politics of Peace Chapter 4 Japan's Imperial Internationalism Chapter 5 Educating "Japanese Citizens of the World" and the Problem of History since 1945 Chapter 6 Epilogue

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