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The nature and role of the Meirokusha : a reassessment

Huish, D. J.


This thesis is an attempt to reassess the nature and rôle of the society of bureaucrat-intellectuals known as the Meirokusha. It will be suggested that in itself the Meirokusha did not make such a significant contribution to the 'Civilization and Enlightenment (Bwnmei Kaika) Movement' of the 1870s as is generally assumed, more especially in Western works. Further, it wi I I be claimed that too conscious and we! I-defined an aim, too unified and communally purposive a nature have been...[Show more]

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Date published: 1970
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d7784dd10a8c


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