The Resource Personal liberty and public good : the introduction of John Stuart Mill to Japan and China, Douglas Howland, (electronic resource)

Personal liberty and public good : the introduction of John Stuart Mill to Japan and China, Douglas Howland, (electronic resource)

Label
Personal liberty and public good : the introduction of John Stuart Mill to Japan and China
Title
Personal liberty and public good
Title remainder
the introduction of John Stuart Mill to Japan and China
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Howland
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Blame for the putative failure of liberalism in late-nineteenth-century Japan and China has often been placed on an insufficient grasp of modernity among East Asian leaders or on their cultural commitments to traditional values. In Personal Liberty and Public Good, Douglas Howland refutes this view, turning to an examination of the introduction in Japan and China of the seminal work on liberalism in that era: John Stuart Mill's On Liberty." "Howland offers critical analyses of the translations of the book into Japanese and Chinese, which at times reveal astonishing emendations. As with their political leaders, Mill's Japanese and Chinese translators feared individual liberty could undermine the public good and standards for public behaviour, and so introduced their own moral values - Christian and Confucian, respectively - into On Liberty, filtering its original meaning. Howland reflects on this mistrust of individual liberty and the reception of Mill's work both in Asia and in England itself, where his liberal vision was greeted with considerable apprehension."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
CaOONL
Dewey number
323.44
Index
index present
LC call number
JC585
LC item number
.H78 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Personal liberty and public good : the introduction of John Stuart Mill to Japan and China, Douglas Howland, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • 5.
  • Personal liberty and public virtue
  • 1.
  • On liberty and its historical conditions of possibility
  • 2.
  • Mill and his English critics
  • 3.
  • Nakamura Keiu and the public limits of liberty
  • 4.
  • Yan Fu and the moral prerequisites of liberty
Control code
ocn244768734
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 222 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442678378
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt553jz
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27365451
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)244768734
  • jstor1442678372

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