The autobiography of Yukichi Fukuzawa /
revised translation by Eiichi Kiyooka ; with a foreword by Carmen Blacker.
New York : Columbia University Press, 1966.
xv, [9], 407 p., [4] leaves of plates ; ill., ports.
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New York : Columbia University Press, 1966.
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Includes index.
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Gift--Ross H. Macdonald
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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. 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 his childhood as a member of the lower samurai 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 aboard the first Japanese ship to sail to America -- all prepared Fukuzawa to write Seiyo? Ji'jo? (Things Western), the book which made him famous. His special perspective on Japan's tempestuous 19th century gives Fukuzawa's life story added fascination.
Table of Contents
The 'Fundamental Change'
The 'High Tide' of Socialism
The First 'Leap Forward' is Launched
The Thaw Begins
The Soviet 20th Congress and Chinese Reactions
Mao Against the Plannners
The Thaw Spreads
The End of the First 'Leap Forward'
The CCP's Eighth Congress
The Position of Mao Tse-tung
The Dispute Over Liberalization
The Second Five-Year Plan
The New Central Leadership
The Rectification Campaign
The Impact of the Hungarian Revolt
A Rectification Campaign is Agreed On
Mao Analyses Contradictions Among the People
The Rectification Campaign is Launched
Blooming and Contending
The Anti-Rightist Campaign
The Publication of the Contradictions Speech
Mao Linked with the Rightists
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