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Rubinger, Richard 1943-

Overview
Works: 15 works in 86 publications in 2 languages and 5,544 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Biography  Terms and phrases  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: Z5815.J3, 016.370952
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Most widely held works by Richard Rubinger
Proliferating talent : essays on politics, thought, and education in the Meiji era by Yukihiko Motoyama( )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The eight essays translated here by Motoyama's colleagues from North America and Europe broadly cover the eventful half century that witnessed the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate and the rise of the modern Japanese state to the position of an international power. They deal topically with political, intellectual, and educational issues that occupied the attention of the Japanese government and public in the period from 1853, the momentuous year of Commodore Perry's arrival, to 1905 and the aftermath of another climactic event, Japan's victory over Russia."--BOOK JACKET. "In the essay from which the book's title is derived, Motoyama examines a private school in Kumamoto, the Seiseiko (School of Proliferating Talent), which was run by a group with a rebel background but statist interests. The group and its school are a prime example of the ambiguities explored throughout the volume. The essays muster a great variety of sources, ranging from graffiti and popular doggerel of the period immediately before the Meiji Restoration to the discourses, letters, and diaries of major intellectual and political figures of the Meiji period."--Jacket
Popular literacy in early modern Japan by Richard Rubinger( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The focus of Richard Rubinger's study of Japanese literacy is the least-studied (yet overwhelming majority) of the premodern population: the rural farming class. In this book-length historical exploration of the topic, the first in any language, Rubinger dispels the misconception that there are few materials available for the study of popular literacy in Japan. He analyzes a rich variety of untapped sources from the sixteenth century onward, drawing for the first time on material that allows him to measure literacy: signatures on apostasy oaths, diaries, agricultural manuals, home encyclopedias, rural poetry-contest entries, village election ballots, literacy surveys, and family account books. The book begins by tracing the origins of popular literacy up to the Tokugawa period and goes on to discuss the pivotal roles of village headmen during the early sixteenth century, a group extraordinarily skilled in administrative literacy using the Sino-Japanese hybrid language favored by their warrior overlords. In time literacy began to spread beyond the leadership class to household heads, particularly those in towns and farming communities involved in commerce, and eventually to women, employees, and servants. Rubinger identifies substantial and enduring differences in the ability to read and write between commoners in the cities and those in the country until the eighteenth century, when the vigorous popular culture of Kyoto, Osaka, and Edo (Tokyo) attracted village leaders and caused them to extend their capabilities. Later chapters focus on the nineteenth-century expansion of literacy to wider constituencies of farmers and townspeople. Using direct measures of literacy attainment such as village surveys, election ballots, diaries, and letters, Rubinger demonstrates the spread of basic reading and writing skills into virually every corner of Japanese society. The book ends by examining data on illiteracy generated from conscription examinations given by the Japanese army during the Meiji period, bringing the discussion into the twentieth century. Rubinger's analysis of this information suggests that geographical factors and local traditions of learning and culture may have been more important than school attendance in explaining why illiteracy continued to persist in some areas
Private academies of Tokugawa Japan by Richard Rubinger( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education in Japan : a source book by Edward R Beauchamp( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, first published in 1989, includes essays on a number of the most important topics in Japanese education as well as the highly selected, and annotated, bibliographies. It is the editors' belief that understanding educational matters requires insight into the historical context, and have therefore placed contemporary Japanese educational matters in historical perspective."--Provided by publisher
An American scientist in early Meiji Japan : the autobiographical notes of Thomas C. Mendenhall by Thomas C Mendenhall( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readers guide to intermediate Japanese : a quick reference to written expressions by Yasuko Ito Watt( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siebold's daughter by Akira Yoshimura( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private Academies of the Tokugawa Period by Richard Rubinger( )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widening the focus of previous studies of Japanese education during the Tokugawa period, Richard Rubinger emphasizes the role of the shijuku, or private academies of advanced studies, in preparing Japan for its modern transformation. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Shijuku : kindai Nihon o hiraita puraibēto, akademī by Richard Rubinger( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siebold's daughter by Akira Yoshimura( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the political drama of Japan’s nineteenth-century transition to a modern state, Yoshimura Akira tells the compelling story of the first Western trained female physician in Japan and the obstacles she faced as a mixed blood child in pre-modern Japan
Shijuku : private academies of the Tokugawa period by Richard Rubinger( )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education: from one room to one system by Richard Rubinger( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shijuku by Richard Rubinger( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shijuku : kintai Nihon wo hiraita puraibēto, akademī by Richard Rubinger( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in Japanese and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Proliferating talent : essays on politics, thought, and education in the Meiji era
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Popular literacy in early modern JapanReaders guide to intermediate Japanese : a quick reference to written expressions
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ルビンジャー, リチャード

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