Individual Dignity in Modern Japanese Thought: The Evolution of the Concept of Jinkaku in Moral and Educationaldiscourse

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Jinkaku from the Late Nineteenth Century to World War II 12
The Meiji Restoration and Search for a New Philosophy of Education 14
Moral Education and the Imperial Rescript on Education 16
The Birth and Development of the Concept of Jinkaku 24
Nitobe Inazo and Shuyo Undo 52
The Taisho Democratic Movement and the Democratization of Jinkaku 57
The Rise of Ultranationalism and the Diminishing Emphasis on Jinkaku 77
Ch. 2 The American Attempts to Democratize Japanese Education 81
Dismantling the Japanese Educational System 85
Promoting a Democratic Educational Philosophy 94
The Report's View on the Teaching of Democratic Morality 101
The American Reformers in the Field 104
The Second Education Mission 107
Ch. 3 In Search of Democratic Morality in Postwar Education: From Perfecting Jinkaku to Respect for Ningensei and Kosei 110
Individual Dignity and Respect for the Individual in the Constitution of Japan 113
Guide for New Education (Shin-kyoiku Shishin) and Respect for Jinkaku 115
The Fundamental Law of Education and the Goal of Democratic Education 121
The Cold War and the Revival of the Teaching of Morality 151
The Government's Reformulation of the Philosophy of Education 156
Ch. 4 Continuity and Changes in Postwar Democratic Values in Textbooks: From Hierarchy to Equality and Human Rights 172
The Occupation Era (1945-52) 175
The Post-Occupation Textbooks in Social Studies 190
Towards the Twenty-First Century: The Japanese Concept of Human Rights and Individual Dignity: The 1990s 217
Concluding Remarks 227
Bibliography 231
Author Index 253
Subject Index 257
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