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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Under the name Keio-Gijuku Universityit became a leader in Japanese higher education. United Nations UNinternational organization established on October 24, Learn more about Amazon Prime.

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

The sheer pleasure fukuzaaw be had from reading “The Autobiography of Yukichi Fukuzawa” is a double bonus, and makes this book essential. Fukuzawa is a fascinating man from a revolutionary period.

Continuing his yukkichi to introduce Western ways into Japan, he developed a lucid writing style and began the first attempts at public speaking and debating in Japan. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

The Autobiography Of Fukuzawa Yukichi

A classic of yukicui rendered in clear and direct prose In an essay entitled “The Opportunity of Japan”American sociologist Thorstein Veblen compared the rapid transformation of Japanese society during the Meiji Period to the rise of Germany some years earlier: The book does drag near the end as Fukuzawa talks about autobigraphy health and why he doesn’t wear flannel pajamas, but his life is interesting enough on the whole that most of the chapters are worth reading.

Fukuzawa’s story is enlightening in so many ways. They played a large role in the introduction of Western culture into Japan.


The following year, Japan opened up three yuklchi its ports to American and European ships, and Fukuzawa, intrigued with Western civilizationtraveled to Kanagawa to see them. With such a self-determining social morality, Fukuzawa hoped to instill a sense of personal strength among the people of Japan, and through that personal strength, build a nation to rival all others.

Mandatory reading for anyone interested in modern Japanese history. Jul 01, Alex McLane rated it really liked it. Didn’t really do this book justice, since I had to write a critical essay on it, and I didn’t start the book until midnight the night before the essay was due.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run cukuzawa giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. This page was last edited fykuzawa 29 Novemberat The idea was first defensive: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I wanted to read this book because 1 of my children graduated from Keio University and another one is a student there right now.

According to Fukuzawa, civilization is relative to time and circumstance, as well in comparison. Yukichi Fukuzawa’s life covered the 66 years between anda period which comprised greater and more extraordinary changes than any other in the history of Japan.

When he sees some Hawaiian natives, he heaps scorn on them for being uncivilized. A mesmerizing autobiography that reads like watching a movie.

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One word sums up his entire theme and that is “independence”. Share your thoughts with other customers.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. His famous textbook Sekai Kunizukushi “All the Countries of the World, for Children Written in Verse”, became a best seller and was used as an official school textbook. The net result is that the reader trusts and admires this man and willingly turns the page to see what is next. In his Autobiography, he tells us that he had inherited his antipathy to the social order from his father: Like most people, I rely on honest product reviews to make purchase decisions.

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Fukuzawa Yukichiborn January 10,Buzen, Japan—died February 3,TokyoJapanese author, educator, and publisher who was probably the most-influential man outside government service in the Japan of the Meiji Restorationfollowing the overthrow of the Tokugawa shogunate.

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He contended that people could find the answer to their life yuukichi their present situation from “civilization. He keeps quiet, nods and hides his fear as he hears people chant hymns about death to foreigners. Autobiography of Yukichi Fukuzawa by Yukichi Fukuzawa .