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The Early Period of Ueda Kazutoshi

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/9780824833053.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter outlines Ueda Kazutoshi's criticism of traditional kokugaku and his acceptance of modern linguistics. The central figure behind the ideology of kokugo's prevalence in Meiji-era ... More


From Kokugo Studies to Kokugo Politics

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/9780824833053.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses Ueda's creation of the field of kokugogaku based on modern theories of linguistics from the West. It also discusses how he justified the connection between kokugogaku and ... 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


Kokugo and Kokka

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/9780824833053.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explains the basis of Ueda's idea of language, scrutinizing his well-known lecture “Kokugo to kokka to” (The National Language and the Nation-State). Ueda's lecture was quite daring ... More


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


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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