Japan's First Student Radicals

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Harvard University Press, 1972 - Education - 341 pages
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Long obscured by the more dramatic activities of post‚e"World War II student activists, the history of the Japanese left-wing student movement during its formative period from 1918 until its suppression in the 1930s is analyzed here in detail for the first time. Focusing on the Shinjinkai (New Man Society) of Tokyo Imperial University, the leading prewar student group, Henry DeWitt Smith describes the origins and evolution of student radicalism in the period between the two World Wars. He concludes with an analysis of the careers of the Shinjinkai members after graduation and with an explanation of the importance of the prewar tradition to the postwar student movement.
 

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Contents

The Prewar Japanese University System
1
Tables
17
The Roots of the Modern Student Movement
21
The Early Shinjinkai 19181921
52
The Evolution of a National Student Movement
89
Charts
92
Shinjinkai Activity on the University Campus
131
The Tokyo Imperial University Gakuyukai 1926
153
Under the Spell of Fukumoto 19261928
162
Suppression
186
The Student Movement Underground 19281934
206
The Shinjinkai Membership Before and After
231
The Shinjinkai in Historical Perspective
262
Postwar educational reforms
273
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