Language, Ideology, And Japanese History Textbooks / Edition 1

Language, Ideology, And Japanese History Textbooks / Edition 1

by Christopher Barnard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415297974

ISBN-13: 9780415297974

Pub. Date: 08/14/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This is the first time that all the authorized textbooks currently in use have been analyzed using a critical discourse that is anchored firmly in the theory of 'language within society', elucidating the meanings and associated ideologies created by the language of textbooks. Barnard examines the meaning-making potential of language, questions why certain choices

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This is the first time that all the authorized textbooks currently in use have been analyzed using a critical discourse that is anchored firmly in the theory of 'language within society', elucidating the meanings and associated ideologies created by the language of textbooks. Barnard examines the meaning-making potential of language, questions why certain choices are made, and links these choices to the ideological construction of meaning within Japanese history textbooks. Perhaps controversially, this ideological construction is then linked to debates within Japanese society regarding war responsibilities and the textbook authorization system. Among the historical incidents dealt with in the book are: the Manchurian Incident, the Rape of Nanking and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. This book will appeal to anyone interested in the ideological construction of language as well as proving essential to specialists in Japanese Studies, sociology, social and cultural history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415297974
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/14/2003
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2The Rape of Nanking: processes and participants55
3The attacks by Germany and Japan: the ideology of irresponsibility81
4The surrenders of Germany and Japan: the ideology of face-protection121
5Conclusion: locating the findings in a wider context153
Works cited173
Index181

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