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Popular Literacy in Early Modern Japan
by Dr. Richard Rubinger (Dick) '65
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University of Hawaii Press; 2007; 238 pp.
Genre: Non-fiction
Category: Asian Studies
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Rubinger (Japanese, Indiana U.) looks specifically at who learned to read, and when and why outside elite groups, but also at some of the broader implications of literacy during Japan's. From a literacy perspective, he takes early modern period to begin at the end of the 16th century when the administration of rural communities fell to headmen of the agricultural class, and end in the middle 1880s when centralized education was imposed on all school-aged children. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)