Autobiography of Yukichi Fukuzawa

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Kimberly Zhang Autobiography of Yukichi Fukuzawa Reading “Dutch Learning” 1. Nagasaki, center of Dutch learning a. Went there because his brother had business in Nagasaki b. Went with him to learn Dutch language c. Got his position there because the son of his feudal lord, Okudaira Iki, was a relative of a priest in a Buddhist temple there d. Okudaira’s teacher in gunnery eventually took Fukuzawa in as an ‘eating guest’ 2. Dutch learning a. Learned Dutch language and gunnery 3. Fukuzawa’s work at Yamamoto’s house a. Negotiated postponement of Yamamoto’s debts b. Did house chores c. Fukuzawa got income for Yamamoto from charges on lending out or selling handwritten copies of books on gunnery from Yamamoto’s private collection 4. Fukuzawa left Nagasaki for Osaka a. Fukuzawa became Okudaira’s superior since Fukuzawa had more knowledge of gunnery and Okudaira was still a student b. After a few months Fukuzawa also understood more of the anague c. Okudaira never learned it and was jealous, wanted to send Fukuzawa back home to Nakatsu d. Okudaira told father to send fake letter from Fukuzawa’s mother saying she
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