On the institutionalization and transformation of the social sciences in Japan
|Collections||Transmission of academic values in Asian Studies workshop (2009)|
|Title:||On the institutionalization and transformation of the social sciences in Japan|
|Keywords:||Universities, Japan, gaku-shi, Marxism, South Manchurian Railway Company, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Survey of Chinese Village Customs, Chugoku noson kanko chosa, Morishima Michio|
|Publisher:||The Australia-Netherlands Research Collaboration (ANRC)|
|Citation:||Iyotani, T. (2011). On the institutionalization and transformation of the social sciences in Japan. In R. Cribb (Ed.), Transmission of academic values in Asian Studies: workshop proceedings. Canberra: Australia-Netherlands Research Collaboration|
Universities in Japan have undergone extensive changes within the context of academic deregulation since the 1990s. These changes have affected not only the university system and its general organizational behavior, but also the state of knowledge itself... However, there is a more significant problem afoot. This lies in the fact that the reforms being made today to the organization of our education systems are actually changing the very methods by which our knowledge is transmitted, if not breaking knowledge today away from that of the past. In Japan, the collapse of what is usually called gaku‐shi, or the “history of the disciplines” is perhaps the most symbolic marker of this trend.
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