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On a National Assembly (Kokkairon), 1879

Teruko Craig

Teruko Craig is Senior Lecturer Emerita at Tufts University, USA. She has translated several books from Japanese into English, including Musui's Story: The Autobiography of a Tokugawa Samurai (1988), The Autobiography of Shibusawa Eiichi: From Peasant to Entrepreneur (1994), Remembering Aizu: The Testament of Shiba Goro (1999) and In the Beginning, Woman Was the Sun: The Autobiography of a Japanese Feminist, Hiratsuka Raicho (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Selected Essays by Fukuzawa Yukichi : On Government

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Introduction “On a National Assembly” was published...

The Progress of Civilization and the Stages of Government

Teruko Craig

Teruko Craig is Senior Lecturer Emerita at Tufts University, USA. She has translated several books from Japanese into English, including Musui's Story: The Autobiography of a Tokugawa Samurai (1988), The Autobiography of Shibusawa Eiichi: From Peasant to Entrepreneur (1994), Remembering Aizu: The Testament of Shiba Goro (1999) and In the Beginning, Woman Was the Sun: The Autobiography of a Japanese Feminist, Hiratsuka Raicho (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Selected Essays by Fukuzawa Yukichi : On Government

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Japan might have advanced from a form of feudal monarchy to a more centralized form of monarchy, but it had yet to achieve civilization and was not yet ready to become a parliamentary state. This was Fukuzawa’s judgment during the first...

Recommendations for newcomers to historical comparison

Mikhail Krom

Mikhail Krom is Professor of Comparative Studies in History at European University at St. Petersburg, Russia. He is the author of Historical Anthropology (2010) and The Widowed Tsardom: The Political Crisis in Russia in the 1530s and the 1540s (2010). He is also the editor of History and Anthropology: Interdisciplinary Studies at the Turn of the 21st Century (co-edited with David Sabean and Gadi Algazi, 2006) and The Routledge Handbook of Maritime Trade Around Europe 1300-1600 (co-edited with Wim Blockmans and Justyna Wubs-Mroziewicz, 2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elizabeth Guyatt

Elizabeth Guyatt has translated from Russian since living and working in Moscow in the 1990s. She chaired the Translating Division of the Chartered Institute of Linguists from 2016-2018. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Historical Comparison

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...In the preceding chapters we considered the most frequently discussed questions of historical comparison: whether a comparative method exists; what the useful functions of comparison in history are; and how one selects objects...

Conservatism in Japan: Dealing with discontinuity

Conservative Moments : Reading Conservative Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...How will many Japanese reply, if asked, ‘how did Japan come into being?’ Some will bring up the creation of the country told by myth, others will say [it all began] with the ascension to the throne by the first Emperor Jimmu at the palace...

The Trend of the Times (Jiji taiseiron), 1882

Teruko Craig

Teruko Craig is Senior Lecturer Emerita at Tufts University, USA. She has translated several books from Japanese into English, including Musui's Story: The Autobiography of a Tokugawa Samurai (1988), The Autobiography of Shibusawa Eiichi: From Peasant to Entrepreneur (1994), Remembering Aizu: The Testament of Shiba Goro (1999) and In the Beginning, Woman Was the Sun: The Autobiography of a Japanese Feminist, Hiratsuka Raicho (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Selected Essays by Fukuzawa Yukichi : On Government

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Introduction “The Trend of the Times” provides no new historical model but is a vital link in the progression of Fukuzawa’s thought. It was published in April 1882. The essay first...

Revering the Emperor (Sonnōron), 1888

Teruko Craig

Teruko Craig is Senior Lecturer Emerita at Tufts University, USA. She has translated several books from Japanese into English, including Musui's Story: The Autobiography of a Tokugawa Samurai (1988), The Autobiography of Shibusawa Eiichi: From Peasant to Entrepreneur (1994), Remembering Aizu: The Testament of Shiba Goro (1999) and In the Beginning, Woman Was the Sun: The Autobiography of a Japanese Feminist, Hiratsuka Raicho (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Selected Essays by Fukuzawa Yukichi : On Government

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Introduction Among Japanese thinkers, Fukuzawa might be categorized as a rationalist. He came to nineteenth-century Western thought with an intellect formed by a Confucian education and not from any...

Fukuzawa’s Politics

Teruko Craig

Teruko Craig is Senior Lecturer Emerita at Tufts University, USA. She has translated several books from Japanese into English, including Musui's Story: The Autobiography of a Tokugawa Samurai (1988), The Autobiography of Shibusawa Eiichi: From Peasant to Entrepreneur (1994), Remembering Aizu: The Testament of Shiba Goro (1999) and In the Beginning, Woman Was the Sun: The Autobiography of a Japanese Feminist, Hiratsuka Raicho (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Selected Essays by Fukuzawa Yukichi : On Government

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Fukuzawa wrote an autobiography, and consequently we know more about his life during the years before and after the Meiji Restoration than we do about the lives of any other historical figure of that period. The autobiography is detailed...

The Future Course of the Diet (Kokkai no zento), 1892

Teruko Craig

Teruko Craig is Senior Lecturer Emerita at Tufts University, USA. She has translated several books from Japanese into English, including Musui's Story: The Autobiography of a Tokugawa Samurai (1988), The Autobiography of Shibusawa Eiichi: From Peasant to Entrepreneur (1994), Remembering Aizu: The Testament of Shiba Goro (1999) and In the Beginning, Woman Was the Sun: The Autobiography of a Japanese Feminist, Hiratsuka Raicho (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Selected Essays by Fukuzawa Yukichi : On Government

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Introduction “The Future Course of the Diet” presents what might be termed Fukuzawa’s third model of history. The first model was slow change over centuries...

Sun Yat-sen: People’s Democracy and Chinese Democracy

Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...[T]he aims of the Chinese Revolution are different from the aims in foreign revolutions, and the methods we use must also be different. Why, indeed, is China having a revolution? To put the answer directly, the aims of our revolutions...

Spring and Autumn Annals (Chunqiu) and the Zuo Commentary (Zuo zhuan)

Yuri Pines

Yuri Pines is a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classic Texts in Context

...IntroductionThe Spring and Autumn Annals (Chunqiu 春秋; hereafter the Annals) occupies an exceptional position in China’s historiographic tradition. On the one hand, it is an extremely prestigious text. Suffice it to mention that the lengthy...