Politics and Sinology: The Case of Naito Konan, 1866-1934

  title={Politics and Sinology: The Case of Naito Konan, 1866-1934},
  author={Joshua A. Fogel},
Naito Konan's periodization of Chinese history is responsible for shaping the twentieth-century Western view of China. Naito was a journalist in the vibrant Meiji press for twenty years, during which he became recognized as Japan's leading Sinologist. He then assumed a chair in China Studies at Kyoto University, where he taught for twenty years, remaining all the while a prolific writer on public affairs. Joshua Fogel's biography treats Naito holistically, pointing up the intricate connections… Expand
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