Fukuzawa Yukichi, (born January 10, , Buzen, Japan—died February 3, , Tokyo), Japanese author, educator, and publisher who was probably the. Bibliography[edit]. Here is the autobiography of a remarkable man. Yukichi Fukuzawa’s life covered the 66 years between and , a period which comprised greater and.

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Japan portal Biography portal. Yukichi Fukuzawa was a leading figure in the cultural revolution that transformed Japan from an isolated feudal nation into a full-fledged player in the modern world.

Autobiography of Yukichi Fukuzawa

He has taken one of the most complex and disparate subjects the Restoration in Japanese history and managed to explain it so that it can be understood by a novice. By the time of his death, he was revered as one of the founders of modern Japan. Finally, the sixth volume was an appendix that gave an introduction to world geography. As readable as it was a century ago Anyone interested in Japanese history should read this book.

The Autobiography Of Fukuzawa Yukichi

Fukuzawa was in danger of his life as a samurai group killed one of his colleagues for advocating policies like those of Fukuzawa. Fukuzawa later came to state that he went a little too far. Yuoichi idea was first defensive: Please try again later. Likewise, the ending essay adds a vital context to his life and work. He often spoke up in favor of equality between husbands and fukyzawa, the education of girls as well as boys, and the equal love of daughters and sons.


Paperbackpages. Apr 29, Louise rated it really liked it Shelves: Much more than I expected. A whole string of ‘firsts’ yukchi — he opened the first English school in Japan, was part of the first Japanese delegations to the U. Japanisland country lying off the east coast of Asia.

I found myself laughing at certain things, especially regarding his personal and frank observations about society and also himself. Autobiography fukuzawq Yukichi Fukuzawa by Yukichi Fukuzawa.

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Used at Western Washington University around 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: Fukuzawa’s ideas about the government work, [ clarification needed ] and the structure of social institutions made a lasting impression on a rapidly changing Japan during the Meiji period.

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Since he was a family friend of conservatives, he took their stand to heart. Being under the radar screen he was able to get approval for his studies, an approval which he connived to disguise his real passion for learning Dutch.

In this Japanese namethe family name is Fukuzawa. He was buried at Zenpuku-jiin the Azabu area of Tokyo. Fukuzawa was an early Japanese advocate for reform. Slow to yukicchi started, but does have some good historical context for those with an interest in Japanese history.


On another level, we can see the way Japan once was regarding the caste system between yukicni various classes, with the samurai being at the top of the pecking order. He enjoyed the first three, but the trip to Russia was hampered by a nasty territorial dispute over Sakhalin Island.

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He sailed on the first official Japanese mission to the US, founded Keio University based on English education, and tried to silently prod Japan out of its nationalistic frenzy and into the modern world. It should also be noted that autobiogdaphy were bands of samurai that forcefully opposed the Americans and Europeans and their friends through murder and destruction.

In short, to Fukuzawa, “civilization” essentially meant the furthering of knowledge and education. Yet, “Datsu-A Ron” was actually a response to a failed attempt by Koreans to organize an effective fukuzaw faction.