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Author Kikuchi, Yoshiyuki, author
Title Anglo-American connections in Japanese chemistry : the lab as contact zone / Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Imprint New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Series Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology
Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology
Note 1. Japanese Chemistry Students in Britain and the United States in the 1860s -- 2. American and British Chemists and Lab-based Chemical Education in Early Meiji Japan -- 3. The Making of Japanese Chemists in Japan, Britain, and the United States -- 4. Defining Scientific and Technological Education in Chemistry in Japan, 1880-1886 -- 5. Constructing a Pedagogical Space for Pure Chemistry at the Imperial University -- 6. Making Use of a Pedagogical Space for Pure Chemistry -- 7. Connecting Applied Chemistry Teaching to Manufacturing -- Epilogue: Departure from Meiji Japanese Chemistry
"Historians, philosophers, and sociologists of science have begun to look critically at scientific pedagogy - how young scientists are made, examining such questions as the extent to which scientific pedagogy shapes research and how pedagogical regimes interact with wider societies. In light of today's global and transnational society, it is necessary, even pressing, to add a fourth dimension to this research agenda: cross-national exchange of ideas, people, and materials for the construction of a pedagogical regime. Japan in the Meiji period makes an ideal case for this inquiry. A nascent nation-state which tried to build a Western-style higher education system as part of its industrialization policy, Japan desperately needed models for institution-building for survival in an increasingly Euro- and American-centric world order. It first looked to Great Britain as a model for a strong industrial power, and the United States as a model for a young, fast growing country that was vigorously building administrative, educational, and industrial institutions. British and American teachers were dominant in Japanese higher education between the 1860s and 1880s, and many Japanese overseas students went to British and American universities and colleges to finish their training during this period. Increase of German presence in Japanese higher education (and in politics and administration) came later, from the 1880s onward. As a result, Meiji Japan became, so to speak, a kaleidoscope of Western (as well as Japanese) styles in many aspects of institutional as well as material culture"-- Provided by publisher
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Link Print version: Kikuchi, Yoshiyuki, author. Anglo-American connections in Japanese chemistry 9780230117785 (DLC) 2013027499 (OCoLC)796757183
Subject 1800 - 1899 fast
Chemistry -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Japan -- History -- 19th century
Chemistry -- Study and teaching -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Chemistry -- Study and teaching -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Chemistry, Technical -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Japan -- History -- 19th century
Interdisciplinary approach in education
Chemistry -- Study and teaching (Higher) fast (OCoLC)fst00853437
Chemistry -- Study and teaching. fast (OCoLC)fst00853426
Chemistry, Technical -- Study and teaching (Higher) fast (OCoLC)fst00853568
HISTORY / Asia / Japan. bisacsh
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain. bisacsh
HISTORY / Social History. bisacsh
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century. bisacsh
Interdisciplinary approach in education. fast (OCoLC)fst00976122
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General bisacsh
Great Britain. fast (OCoLC)fst01204623
Japan. fast (OCoLC)fst01204082
United States. fast (OCoLC)fst01204155
Electronic books
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
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