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ERIC Number: EJ919276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
The Emergence of Private Universities and New Social Formations in Meiji Japan, 1868-1912
al-Khaizaran, Huda Yoshida
History of Education, v40 n2 p157-178 2011
This article examines the emergence of private universities in Meiji Japan (1868-1912). It begins by discussing the interrelationships of modernity projects with the emergence of state universities, and with the new state civil servants. Second, it reviews the processes through which forerunners of private universities emerged, considering academic freedom and political independence as linked in the thought of their founders. The third section offers case studies of Keio and Waseda Universities. Finally it explores the process of cultural transformation in four areas of social formation: how religion, gender, social stratification and political philosophy were affected by the state modernity projects and private universities' resistance. The conclusion summarises the combined effects of state and private universities. (Contains 92 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan