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Language for the Co-Prosperity Sphere and the Internationalization of the Japanese Language

Lee Yeounsuk

in The Ideology of Kokugo: Nationalizing Language in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833053
eISBN:
9780824870553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833053.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter analyzes Hoshina's policy proposals for the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, as well as the internationalization of the Japanese language. Citing the success of kokugo policy in ... More


Introduction: The Japanese Language before Kokugo: Views of Mori Arinori and Baba Tatsui

Lee Yeounsuk

in The Ideology of Kokugo: Nationalizing Language in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833053
eISBN:
9780824870553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833053.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter goes back to the time before the establishment of kokugo and looks into the thinking of those who were not at all certain about the existence of a “single Japanese ... More


Koto: The Japanese Language and the Question of Philosophy

Watsuji Tetsurō

in Japan's Frames of Meaning: A Hermeneutics Reader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834609
eISBN:
9780824870546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834609.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines, from the perspective of intellectual history, the interpretation of a fundamental aspect of the spiritual activity of an ethnicity via the Japanese language. This enquiry is ... More


The Ideology of Kokugo: Nationalizing Language in Modern Japan

Yeounsuk Lee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833053
eISBN:
9780824870553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833053.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Available for the first time in English, this award-winning book looks at the history and ideology behind the construction of kokugo (national language). Prior to the Meiji Period (1868–1912), the ... More


Conclusion

Lee Yeounsuk

in The Ideology of Kokugo: Nationalizing Language in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833053
eISBN:
9780824870553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833053.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter looks back to the weaknesses of kokugo in the context of a Japan on the brink of modernity. The coerciveness of kokugo policy in modern Japan, the chapter argued, was a sign ... More


Prologue: Language and the Imagined Community

Lee Yeounsuk

in The Ideology of Kokugo: Nationalizing Language in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833053
eISBN:
9780824870553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833053.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This prologue argues that the concept of kokugo (national language) can exist only if all those who live in this political and social space called Japan believe that they are speaking the same ... More


Trade and the Paradigm Shift in Research on Ainu Hunting Practices

Deriha Kōji and ann-elise lewallen

in Beyond Ainu Studies: Changing Academic and Public Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836979
eISBN:
9780824870973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836979.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter argues that the early twentieth-century Japanese-language research on Ainu hunting practices, couching analysis in the “ethnographic present,” branded Ainu society as “eternally ... More


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