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Dr. David Murray: Superintendent of Education in the Empire of Japan, 1873-1879 (Hardback)
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Dr. David Murray: Superintendent of Education in the Empire of Japan, 1873-1879 (Hardback)

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Hardback 426 Pages / Published: 30/03/2019
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This is the first biography in English of an uncommon American, Dr. David Murray, a professor of mathematics at Rutgers University, who was appointed by the Japanese government as Superintendent of Education in the Empire of Japan in 1873. The founding of the Gakusei-the first public school system launched in Japan-marks the beginning of modern education in Japan, accommodating all children of elementary school age. Murray's unwavering commitment to its success renders him a pioneer in the spread of Western education to the Far East, and an advocate for the future of Japan in the modern world.

Benjamin Duke has compiled this comprehensive biography of David Murray to showcase Murray's work, both in helping the samurai students in their studies at Rutgers, and in his unprecedented role in early Japanese-American relations. This fascinating story uncovers a little-known link between Rutgers University and Japan, and it is the only book to conclude that Rutgers made a greater contribution to the development of modern education in the early Meiji Era than any other non-Japanese college or university in the world.

Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813594972
Number of pages: 426
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

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