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Author Cutts, Robert L., 1945- author.

Title An empire of schools : Japan's universities and the molding of a national power elite / Robert L. Cutts ; foreword by Chalmers Johnson
Published Oxfordshire [England] ; New York, New York : Routledge, 2015


Description 1 online resource (286 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Foreword; Preface; Chapter 1. If There Is a God, He Went to Todai; Chapter 2. First Principles: The Society; Chapter 3. First Principles: The Individual; Chapter 4. The Ivory Basement; Chapter 5. A Tale of Two Citizens; Chapter 6. The Leisure Class; Chapter 7. Who's on Top: The Women Elites; Chapter 8. Family: She's Got the Whole World in Her Hands; Chapter 9. Weapons; Chapter 10. Making It; Chapter 11. Fifty Ways to Lever the Governed; Chapter 12. Reform: No Exit; Index
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
Notes "Todai : Gods and Humans in the Japanese Empire"--Title from title screen
Includes index
Print version record
Subject Tōkyō Daigaku
SUBJECT Tōkyō Daigaku fast
Freie Universität Berlin Allgemeiner Studentenausschuß Kulturreferat gnd
Chōsen Kōgei Kenkyūkai gnd
Subject Education, Higher -- Social aspects -- Japan -- Case studies
Elite (Social sciences) -- Japan -- Case studies
Nationalism and education -- Japan -- Case studies
Education, Higher -- Social aspects
Elite (Social sciences)
Nationalism and education
Hoger onderwijs.
Sociale aspecten.
Élite (sciences sociales) -- Japon -- Cas, Études de.
Sociologie de l'éducation -- Japon -- Cas, Études de.
Nationalisme et éducation -- Japon -- Cas, Études de.
Elite (sciences sociales) -- Japon.
Enseignement supérieur -- Aspect social -- Japon.
Genre/Form Case studies
Form Electronic book
Author Johnson, Chalmers, author of introduction, etc
ISBN 9781315698663