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A study on the acceptance phrase of Western culture in Early modern Japan -In attempt of simplification-

  • 日本硏究
  • 2015, (38), pp.483-499
  • Publisher : The Center for Japanese Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Japanese Language and Literature
  • Published : February 20, 2015

Yi, Keun Sang 1

1인천대학교

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ABSTRACT

A study on the acceptance phrase of Western culture in Early modern Japan-In attempt of simplification- To characterize the understanding of accepting Western culture in Early modern Japan's society where the time period had been a national isolation policy, late 16th to 19th century of 300 years of time period will be selected to show how Japan has simplified its characteristics in accepting Western cuture. We will mainly consider to focus on the Japan's response in education organization to have a clear understanding of accepting Western curlture through out the time period of 300 years in early mordern Japan, Especially taking a close view on how Japan has accepted and developed Rangaku(蘭學) and Yogaku(洋學) in the movement toward modernization of education. Since 1571, under the time of Nanbangaku(南蛮学) Japan had been passive, since 1641 Japan had beginning to show active response under Komogaku(紅毛学). After 1811 and between 1857, further strong active movement had been started and finally from 1860 whole a lot active attitude took place in Banshowagegoyo(蛮書和解御用) and Banshosirabesho(蕃書調所). Since 1874 a complete acceptance had been settled in Tokiokaiseigakko(東京開成学校). Passive to active, these active movement became further active attitude and aprroaches. Finally, wide expansion led to a complete acceptance of Western culture.

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