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An outline of a theory of civilization

Author: Yukichi Fukuzawa
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2009.
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Yukichi Fukuzawa rose from low samurai origins to become one of the finest intellectuals and social thinkers of modern Japan. Through his best-selling works, he helped transform an isolated feudal nation into a full-fledged international force. In Outline of a Theory of Civilization, the author's most sustained philosophical text, Fukuzawa translates and adapts a range of Western works for a Japanese audience,  Read more...
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Fukuzawa, Yukichi, 1835-1901.
Outline of a theory of civilization.
New York : Columbia University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009017885
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yukichi Fukuzawa
ISBN: 1283008327 9781283008327 9780231525268 0231525265
OCLC Number: 715160152
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 278 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Translators8217; New Foreword And Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
A Note On The Text --
Preface --
Chapter 1. Establishing A Basis Of Argumentation --
Chapter 2. Western Civilization As Our Goal --
Chapter 3. The Essence Of Civilization --
Chapter 4. The Knowledge And Virtue Of The People Of A Country --
Chapter 5. A Continuation Of The Preceding Chapter --
Chapter 6. The Distinction Between Knowledge And Virtue --
Chapter 7. The Proper Times And Places For Knowledge And Virtue --
Chapter 8. The Origins Of Western Civilization --
Chapter 9. The Origins Of Japanese Civilization --
Chapter 10. A Discussion Of Our National Independence --
Appendix: Chronology of Japanese History, With Special Reference to Fukuzawa Yukichi And an Outline of a Theory of Civilization --
Fukuzawa Yukichi: Some Representative Writings --
Further Reading --
Index --
Translators.
Other Titles: Bunmeiron no gairyaku.
Responsibility: Yukichi Fukuzawa ; revised translation, David A. Dilworth and G. Cameron Hurst III ; introduction by Takenori Inoki.

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Yukichi Fukuzawa rose from low samurai origins to become one of the finest intellectuals and social thinkers of modern Japan. Through his best-selling works, he helped transform an isolated feudal nation into a full-fledged international force. In Outline of a Theory of Civilization, the author's most sustained philosophical text, Fukuzawa translates and adapts a range of Western works for a Japanese audience, establishing the social, cultural, and political avenues through which Japan could connect with other countries. Echoing the ideas of Western contemporaries such as.

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