Meiji+Intro - 1912 – over 90% male literary. Disparate...

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Introduction to Meiji Fiction and Futabatei Shimei Meiji n 1868-1912 Futabatei Shimei 1864-1901 Tsubouchi Shōyō — 1859-1935 Ukigumo k (Drifting Cloud)—1886-1888
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Westernization bunmei kaika “ Civilization and Enlightenment” --technology and industry --institutions --education --1872 universal education established as policy --1889 64% of school-age children in school --1906 98%
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Literacy Late Edo-period – 40% urban male literacy
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Unformatted text preview: 1912 – over 90% male literary. Disparate language use in pre-modern Japan--Chinese written language of elite--class and regional distinctions in vernacular--distance between vernacular and written Genbun ‘itchi W& & &-- an attempt to bring written language closer to spoken--a standardized national written language based upon upper-class Tokyo dialect...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course ASIAN 302 taught by Professor Ito during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.

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