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Autobiography of Yukichi Fukuzawa

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Here is the autobiography of a remarkable man. Yukichi Fukuzawa's life covered 66 years between 1835 and 1901, a period which comprised greater and more extraordinary changes than any other in the history of Japan. In his country's swift transformation from an isolated feudal state to a full-fledged member of the modern world, Fukuzawa played a leading role: he was the educator of the new Japan, the man who above all others explained to his countrymen the ideas behind the dazzling material evidence of Western civilization.

Dictated by Fukuzawa in 1897, this book vividly relates his story, from childhood as a member of the lower samaurai class in a small, caste-bound village. His escape from the hopeless destiny decreed by his social position, his adventures as a student of Dutch (the language of the only Westerners allowed in Japan), his travels abroad the first Japanese ship to sail to America — all prepared Fukuzawa to write Seiyo Jijo (Things Western), the book which made him famous. His special perspective on Japan's temptuous 19th century gives Fukuzawa's life story added fascination.

Synopsis:

Here is the autobiography of a remarkable man. Yukichi Fukuzawa's life covered the 66 years between 1835 and 1901, a period which comprised greater and more extraordinary changes than any other in the history of Japan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231083737
Translator:
Kiyooka, Eiichi
Translator:
Kiyooka, Eiichi
Translator:
Kiyooka, Eiichi
Author:
Fukuzawa, Yukichi
Author:
Kiyooka, E.
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Teachers
Subject:
Fukuzawa, yukichi, 1834-1901
Subject:
Teachers -- Japan -- Biography.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
<83 >
Publication Date:
March 1980
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
407
Dimensions:
7.95x5.38x.96 in. 1.06 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Here is the autobiography of a remarkable man. Yukichi Fukuzawa's life covered the 66 years between 1835 and 1901, a period which comprised greater and more extraordinary changes than any other in the history of Japan.
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