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The Resource An empire of schools : Japan's universities and the molding of a national power elite, Robert L. Cutts ; foreword by Chalmers Johnson

An empire of schools : Japan's universities and the molding of a national power elite, Robert L. Cutts ; foreword by Chalmers Johnson

Label
An empire of schools : Japan's universities and the molding of a national power elite
Title
An empire of schools
Title remainder
Japan's universities and the molding of a national power elite
Statement of responsibility
Robert L. Cutts ; foreword by Chalmers Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Based on in-depth analysis, extensive interviews, and a journalist's keen insight, An Empire of Schools provides a new framework to explore the misunderstandings that have arisen between Japan and the United States. The vital determining issue that complicates U.S.-Sino communications, Cutts says, is not the cultural incompatibilities of the people or economies but the fact that all Japanese leaders emerge from the same educational treadmill or "cartels of the mind." This revered system, crowned by five national and private universities, and from which almost all Japanese leaders emerge, teaches its students that they are inherently incapable of sharing their values, civic or personal, with those of any other civilization." "Describing an educational system that has been left fundamentally unchanged since the Meiji Empire, Cutts depicts the elites who graduate from the system, describes what ethical philosophy is imparted to those graduates, and warns of the dangers of nationalist elitism that arise from the system. Filled with personal anecdotes as well as critical interviews, An Empire of Schools traces the potential consequences to Japan and the Pacific Rim of an educational system that begins imparting an elitist doctrine in kindergarten that extends to the highest levels of Japanese government."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cutts, Robert L.
Dewey number
378.521/35
Index
index present
LC call number
LA1318
LC item number
.C88 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Nationalism and education
  • Education, Higher
  • Tōkyō Daigaku
Label
An empire of schools : Japan's universities and the molding of a national power elite, Robert L. Cutts ; foreword by Chalmers Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An East gate book."
Bibliography note
Includes biliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35919362
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 268 pages
Isbn
9781563248436
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96049365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
An empire of schools : Japan's universities and the molding of a national power elite, Robert L. Cutts ; foreword by Chalmers Johnson
Publication
Note
"An East gate book."
Bibliography note
Includes biliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35919362
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 268 pages
Isbn
9781563248436
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96049365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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