Fukuzawa Yukichi: from samurai to capitalist. [Helen M Hopper] — “Trace the career of Fukuzawa Yukichi, who began life as a lower-level samurai during the. Although he embraced much from Western thought, he never let go of his early Confucian training. Fukuzawa never entered public office, but his influence. Fukuzawa Yukichi: From Samurai to Capitalist (Library of World Biography Series ) (), , Helen M. Hopper,

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The following year, Japan opened three of its ports to American and European ships, and Fukuzawa, intrigued with Yuklchi civilization, traveled to Kanagawa to see them. Why Shop With Us?

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Fukuzawa Yukichi

Capiralist the Restoration, when the Japanese government began to actively seek information about the West, Fukuzawa was often offered government posts, but he consistently declined, insisting that Japan needed to develop an independent intellectual community, and he remained a private citizen all of his life.

Fukuzawa studied at Tekijuku for three years, and became fully proficient in the Dutch language.

Your rating has been recorded. Fukuzawa advocated a strong Japan which could win the respect of the West, not an expansionist Japan.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. With such a self-determining social samurzi, Fukuzawa hoped to instill in the people of Japan a sense of their individual personal strength, and through that personal strength, build a nation to rival all others.

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Jiji Shimpo, which received wide circulation, encouraged acceptance of a national grom as the form for the new government, and urged the people to enlighten themselves and to adopt a moderate political attitude towards the changes that were being engineered within the social and political structures of Japan.


Jessica rated it liked it Aug 18, Would you also like to submit a review for this item? Fukuzawa’s ideas about individual strength and his knowledge of Western political theory, as presented in his writings, were instrumental in motivating the Japanese people to embrace change.

Fukuzawa wrote more than one hundred books advocating parliamentary government, popular education, language reform, women’s rights, and a host of other causes. From Samurai to Capitalist Library of world biography. He advocated moving toward “civilization,” which meant basic material well-being as well as spiritual well-being, by elevating human life to a “higher plane.

Please verify that you are not a robot. Library of World Biography 1 – 10 of 20 books. The jealous Okudairi plotted to get Fukuzawa to return home by writing a letter saying that Fukuzawa’s mother was ill. InFukuzawa returned to America, this time visiting Washington, D.

The delegation spent almost an entire year in Europe.