Foreward by Albert Craig Acknowledgment Preface to the 1899 Edition I Childhood II I Set Out to Learn Dutch in Nagasaki III I Make My Way to Osaka IV Student Ways at Ogata School V I Go to Yedo; I Learn English VI I Join the First Mission to America VII I Go to Europe VIII I Return to Anti-Foreign Japan IX I Visit America Again X A Non-Partisan in the Restoration; The Growth of a Private School XI The Risk of Assassination XII Further Steps Toward a Liberal Age XIII My Personal and Household Economy XIV My Private Life; My Family XV A Final Word on the Good Life Notes Afterword. Fukuzawa Yukichi: The Philosophical Foundations of Meiji Nationalism Appendix I. Chronological Table Appendix II. Encouragement of Learning: The First Essay, 1872 Index
A rare look inside the formation of a new Japan.
Albert M. Craig is Harvard-Yenching Professor of History Emeritus at HarvardUniversity. He is the author of many books, including Choshu in the MeijiRestoration, The Heritage of Japanese Civilization, and East Asia: Tradition and Transformation.
ALBERT M. CRAIG is Harvard-Yenching Professor of History Emeritus, Harvard University. He is the author of many books, including The Heritage of Japanese Civilization and East Asia: Tradition and Transformation.
"As readable as it was a century ago... refurbished with Craig's excellent introductory and terminal essays and a number of appendixes." -- Donald Richie, Japan Times