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The Kokugo Revolution: Education, Identity, and Language Policy in Imperial Japan
 1557290954, 9781557290953

Table of contents :
Cover
Notes to this edition
Title Page
Copyright Page
Contents
Acknowledgments
1. Introduction
2. Writing Literacy, Language Reform, and Education Reform in Early Meiji Japan
3. Creating Kokugo Consciousness: Education Officials and the Emergence of National Language Ideology
4. The Birth of the Genbun'itchi Movement and Futsabun in the Middle Meiji Years
5. Ueda Kazutoshi, Systemic Linguistics, and the Academic Legitimization of Kokugo
6. The Genbun'itchi Society and the Establishment of the National Language Research Council
7. Grammar, Textbooks, and the Implementation of the National Language
8. Kokugo, the State, and Yamada Yoshio
9. Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
Back Cover

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The Kokugo Revolution

Education, Identity, and Language Policy in Imperial Japan

Paul H. Clark

JAPAN RESEARCH MONOGRAPH 16

Notes to this edition This is an electronic edition of the printed book. Minor corrections may have been made within the text; new information and any errata appear on the current page only. Japanese Research Monograph 16 The Kokugo Revolution: Education, Identity, and Language Policy in Imperial Japan Paul H. Clark ISBN-13: 978-1-55729-160-8 (electronic) ISBN-13: 978-1-55729-095-3 (print) ISBN-10: 1-55729-095-4 (print)

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The Kokugo Revolution Education, Identity, and Language Policy in Imperial Japan Paul H. Clark

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A publication of the Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Although the institute is responsible for the selection and acceptance of manuscripts in this series, responsibility for the opinions expressed and for the accuracy of statements rests with their authors. The Japan Research Monograph series is one of several publication series sponsored by the Institute of East Asian Studies in conjunction with its constituent units. The others include the China Research Monograph series, the Korea Research Monograph series, and the Research Papers and Policy Studies series. Send correspondence and manuscripts to Katherine Lawn Chouta, Managing Editor Institute of East Asian Studies 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor Berkeley, CA 94720-2318 [email protected]

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Clark, Paul H., 1967The kokugo revolution : education, identity, and language policy in imperial Japan / Paul H. Clark. p. em. -- Oapan research monograph ; 16) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 1-