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Hoshina Kōichi—a Forgotten Scholar

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/9780824833053.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter is a brief review of Hoshina Kōichi as a kokugogaku scholar. Hoshina may be remembered today only as someone who proposed kokugo reform early on and tried hard to see its ... More


Tradition and Reform in Kokugo

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/9780824833053.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter shows how the intense conflict over the idea of kokugo between linguistics scholars and traditional kokugogaku scholars not only took place in academia but also directly reflected the ... More


Korea and Poland

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/9780824833053.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter describes how Hoshina sought in Prussian German policy on Poland the direction Japan should take with Korea. The (Japanese) government-general of Korea had asked him to investigate ... More


Manchukuo and the State 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/9780824833053.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter details how the multiethnic—and consequently multilingual—nation of Manchukuo had posed a problem for Japanese authorities. For Hoshina, the multilingual situation in Manchukuo was a ... 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


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


The History of Kokugogaku

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/9780824833053.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the debate between traditional kokugogaku and modern linguistics regarding their perspectives on the history of kokugogaku. The relationship between linguistics and kokugogaku ... 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


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