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Literacy And Script Reform In Occupation Japan

Author : J. Marshall Unger
ISBN : 0195356381
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book challenges the widespread belief that overzealous Americans forced unnecessary script reforms on an unprepared, unenthusiastic, but helpless Japan during the Occupation. Unger presents neglected historical evidence showing that the reforms implemented from 1946 to 1959 were both necessary and moderate. Although the United States Education Mission of 1946 recommended that the Japanese give serious consideration to the introduction of alphabetic writing, key American officials in the Civil Information and Education Section of GHQ/SCAP delayed and effectively killed action on this recommendation. Japanese advocates of romanization nevertheless managed to obtain CI&E approval for an experiment in elementary schools to test the hypothesis that schoolchildren could make faster progress if spared the necessity of studying Chinese characters as part of non-language courses such as arithmetic. Though not conclusive, the experiment's results supported the hypothesis and suggested the need for more and better testing. Yet work was brought to a halt a year ahead of schedule; the Ministry of Education was ordered to prepare a report that misrepresented the goal of the experiment and claimed it proved nothing. The whole episode dropped from official and scholarly view--until the publication of this book.

Reading Food In Modern Japanese Literature

Author : Tomoko Aoyama
ISBN : 9780824832858
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"gourmet boom" of the 1980s and 1990s concealed: the dangers of a market economy, environmental destruction, and continuing gender biases.

Popular Literacy In Early Modern Japan

Author : Richard Rubinger
ISBN : 9780824831240
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Focuses on Japanese literacy in the rural farming class. This book draws on: signatures on apostasy oaths, diaries, agricultural manuals, home encyclopedias, rural poetry-contest entries, village election ballots, literacy surveys, and family account books.

Language Planning And Language Change In Japan

Author : Tessa Carroll
ISBN : 0700713832
Genre : Social Science
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Highlights the shift in language planning and language change in Japan at the end of the 20th century against a background of significant socio-cultural, political, and economic change and places them in a comparative context. Issues investigated include the concept of disorder in language; changes in official language; changing attitudes to regional dialects; and the impact of globalisation and technological advances.

The Journal Of The Association Of Teachers Of Japanese

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Genre : Japanese language
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Reading Japan Cool

Author : John E. Ingulsrud
ISBN : 0739127535
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The characters, the stories, and the sensibilities coming out of Japanese animation, manga, and video games are together called Japan Cool. The origins of the movement are in manga, the practices of the readers, the diversity of the titles, and the sheer number of works.

Race Resistance And The Ainu Of Japan

Author : Richard M. Siddle
ISBN : 9781134826803
Genre : Social Science
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Once thought of as a 'vanishing people', the Ainu are now reasserting both their culture and their claims to be the 'indigenous' people of Japan. Race, Resistance and the Ainu of Japan is the first major study to trace the outlines of Ainu history. It explores the ways in which competing versions of Ainu identity have been constructed and articulated, shedding light on the way modern relations between the Ainu and the Japanese have been shaped.

The Linguistic Turn In Contemporary Japanese Literary Studies

Author : Michael K. Bourdaghs
ISBN : MINN:31951D032136779
Genre : Japanese literature
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The Sociolinguistics Of Script Choice

Author : Peter Unseth
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Linguistics And Language Behavior Abstracts

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