Kokugaku in Meiji-Period Japan: The Modern Transformation of 'national Learning' and the Formation of Scholarly Societies (Hardcover)

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Kokugaku in Meiji-period Japan offers a new perspective on scholarly networks and the foundations of modern Japan. Utilizing never explored original sources and with a unique focus on the persons involved, Michael Wachutka elucidates how kokugaku as a cornucopia of traditional knowledge played an important role in raising a new generation of truly national citizens. Commonly perceived as a purely premodern Edo-period phenomenon, 'national learning' counterbalanced an overly Westernization of society in the process of nation building and identity formation.
In addition to kokugaku activities in religious administration and higher education, Wachutka provides a compelling account of the organization and endeavour of three successive academic societies whose most prominent members served as junction of kokugaku's intellectual network in Meiji Japan.


Product Details
ISBN: 9789004235304
ISBN-10: 9004235302
Publisher: Global Oriental
Publication Date: September 19th, 2012
Pages: 314
Language: English