Japan and Germany under the U.S. Occupation

Japan and Germany under the U.S. Occupation : A Comparative Analysis of Post-War Education Reform

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Japan and Germany under the U.S. Occupation explores the reconstruction of education in both countries after World War II. In Japan large-scale reforms were undertaken swiftly after the nation's surrender, whereas in the U.S. Zone of Germany most of the traditional aspects of education were maintained. Masako Shibata argues that differences in the role of the university and in the pattern of elite formation, traceable back to the beginnings of Meiji Japan and the Kaiserreich created the conditions for the diverging approaches of the Japanese and German leaders to the adoption of foreign educational patterns during the Occupation.
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  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 160 x 235 x 25mm | 498.96g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739111493
  • 9780739111499

Table of contents

Chapter 1 List of Tables and Figures Chapter 2 Foreword Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Introduction Part 4 Part I Chapter 5 Chapter 2: State Formation, the State Education System, and Elite Formation in Meiji Japan Chapter 6 Chapter 3: State Formation, the State Education System, and Elite Formation in the German Kaiserreich Part 7 Part II Chapter 8 Chapter 4: The Occupation Reform in Japan, 1945-1952 Chapter 9 Chapter 5: The Occupation Reform in the US-Zone of Germany, 1945-1949 Part 10 Part III Chapter 11 Chapter 6: Conclusion 12 Appendix A: The Emperial Rescript on Education [1980] 13 Appendix B: Archival Documents 14 German Glossary 15 Japanese Glossary 16 Bibliography 17 Index 18 About the Author
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The volume is indeed fascinating and insightful . . . relevant and thought-provoking. -- Anni Baker, Wheaton College * H-German * Written in a comprehensive and accessible fashion. * The Journal of Japanese Studies * Shibata draws widely yet eclectically on government documents, memoirs, and contemporary newspaper accounts. . . . Recommended. Undergraduate collections. -- S.F. White, Mount St. Mary's University * CHOICE * Masako Shibata's book, Japan and Germany under the U.S. Occupation, is an excellent comparative analysis of post-war education reform in the two countries. Shibata uses crucial findings from Japanese resources and German newspapers of the era. Many historical facts are misconceived by historians, but Shibata uses her linguistic ability to establish her book as close to the essence of the true history. -- Gary H. Tsuchimochi, Hirosaki University
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About Masako Shibata

Masako Shibata is assistant professor in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Tsukuba University, Japan.
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