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Author Hwang, Minhyuk, author
Title Fukuzawa Yukichi's bourgeois liberalism : the betrayal of the East Asian Enlightenment / by Minhyuk Hwang
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020
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Descript 1 online resource (x, 176 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 22 cm
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Series Critical political theory and radical practice
Critical political theory and radical practice
Note 1. Introduction -- 2. Social Background: Fukuzawa Yukichi and the Transformation of Japan -- 3. Learning to Reason: An Encouragement of Learning (Gakumon no susume) -- 4. Progress for National Autonomy: An Outline of a Theory of Civilization (Bunmeiron no gairyaku) -- 5. Existential Turn: Seeking National Recognition -- 6. Conclusion
Fukuzawa Yukichi's Bourgeois Liberalism introduces readers to the East Asian Enlightenment led by Fukuzawa Yukichi, one of the most important figures in the intellectual history of modern Japan. Despite his impact on political theory and modern Japanese history, Fukuzawa remains under-researched in Western academia, and while a few English-language books have been written about Fukuzawa, none have dealt with his political theory. This book describes Fukuzawa as a character with universal relevance and a unique view of the Enlightenment tradition. Emphasizing the power of bourgeois liberalism and the debate regarding its potential for transforming the strict class-caste society of Tokugawa Japan, Hwang discusses Fukuzawa's belief in the significance of individual autonomy, progress, and liberal rule of law in developing his project of the East Asian enlightenment, as well as his supposed "betrayal" of his early commitments due to his existential desire for Western recognition of Japan's greatness. The book ends with an analysis of the complex relation between liberalism and progress in the East Asian context
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Fukuzawa, Yukichi, 1835-1901
Liberalism -- Japan -- History -- 19th century
Liberalism -- East Asia
Enlightenment -- Japan
Enlightenment -- East Asia
Political science -- Japan -- History -- 19th century
Political science -- East Asia -- History -- 19th century
Political scientists -- Japan -- Biography
Confucianism -- East Asia -- 19th century
Japan -- Civilization -- Foreign influences
Japan -- Civilization -- 19th century
Political Theory
Asian Politics
History of Japan
Political History
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