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Yukichi Fukuzawa was a leading figure in the cultural revolution that transformed Japan from an isolated feudal nation into a full-fledged player in the modern world. He translated a wide range of Western works and adapted them to Japanese needs, inventing a colorful prose style close to the vernacular. He also authored many books, which were critical in introducing the powerful but alien culture of the West to the Japanese. Only by adopting the strengths and virtues of the West, he argued, could Japan maintain its independence despite the "disease" of foreign relations. Dictated by Fukuzawa in , this autobiography offers a vivid portrait of the intellectual's life story and a rare look inside the formation of a new Japan. Starting with his childhood in a small castle town as a member of the lower samurai class, Fukuzawa recounts in great detail his adventures as a student learning Dutch, as a traveler bound for America, and as a participant in the tumultuous politics of the pre-Restoration era.

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Yukichi Fukuzawa was a leading figure in the cultural revolution that transformed Japan from an isolated feudal nation into a full-fledged player in the modern world. He translated a wide range of Western works and adapted them to Japanese needs, inventing a colorful prose style close to the vernacular.

He also authored many books, which were critical in introducing the powerful but alien culture of the West to the Japanese. Only by adopting the strengths and virtues of the West, he argued, could Japan maintain its independence despite the "disease" of foreign relations. Dictated by Fukuzawa in , this autobiography offers a vivid portrait of the intellectual's life story and a rare look inside the formation of a new Japan. Starting with his childhood in a small castle town as a member of the lower samurai class, Fukuzawa recounts in great detail his adventures as a student learning Dutch, as a traveler bound for America, and as a participant in the tumultuous politics of the pre-Restoration era.

Particularly notable is Fukuzawa's ability to view the new Japan from both the perspective of the West and that of the old Japan in which he had been raised. While a strong advocate for the new civilization, he was always aware of its roots in the old. Yukichi Fukuzawa—scholar, translator, author, and educator, among many other things—is one of Japan's most influential historical figures of the modern era, helping to shape the country as it is Albert M.

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Autobiography of Yukichi Fukuzawa

Here is the autobiography of a remarkable man. Fukuzawa Yukichi's life covered the sixty-six years between and , a period which comprised greater and more extraordinary changes than any other in the history of Japan. At the time of his birth Japan was almost entirely isolated from the outside world, with a hierarchical feudal system based on a Confucian code of morals. Her notions of warfare were medieval, her economy largely agricultural, her knowledge of modern science confined to the trickle of Dutch books which found their way into the country through the trading station at Nagasaki. At the time of his death Japan was to all effects a modern state.

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Fukuzawa Yukichi

Fukuzawa was an early Japanese advocate for reform. Fukuzawa's ideas about the government work, [ clarification needed ] and the structure of social institutions made a lasting impression on a rapidly changing Japan during the Meiji period. His family lived in Osaka, the main trading center for Japan at the time. At the age of 5 he started Han learning , and by the time he turned 14 had studied major writings such as the Analects , Tao Te Ching , Zuo Zhuan and Zhuangzi. When he turned 19 in , shortly after Commodore Matthew C. Perry 's arrival in Japan, Fukuzawa's brother the family patriarch asked Yukichi to travel to Nagasaki , where the Dutch colony at Dejima was located, in order to enter a school of Dutch studies rangaku. He instructed Yukichi to learn Dutch so that he might study European cannon designs and gunnery.

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