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978-0-7391-3113-8 • Hardback • March 2009 • $121.00 • (£93.00)
978-0-7391-3114-5 • Paperback • February 2009 • $54.99 • (£42.00)
Mark Lincicome is an associate professor of history and director of the study abroad program at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Reconsidering the Meiji Legacy
Chapter 3 The Great War, International Education, and the Politics of Peace
Chapter 4 Japan's Imperial Internationalism
Chapter 5 Educating "Japanese Citizens of the World" and the Problem of History since 1945
Chapter 6 Epilogue
Very readable and well designed....The fresh perspective the book offers on vital issues of nationalism and internationalism will ensure that it will be read by anyone with an interest in education in Japan, past, present, or future.
— The Journal of Japanese Studies
Lincicome brings the steady hand of a practiced historian to one of the most explosive issues in contemporary Japan: educational reform. Following the vicissitudes of national education from the nineteenth century to the present, the author finds one constant: vociferous debate over how to fashion "Japanese citizens of the world." As this thought-provoking study adroitly reveals, there is never a clear separation between internationalism and cultural pride in Japanese national discourse, nor a clean victory for either.
— Frederick R. Dickinson, University of Pennsylvania
The depth with which Lincicome analyzes this public policy issue is unexpected for a historical monograph.
— American Historical Review