Meiji at 150

Meiji at 150 Podcast, Episode 039, Dr. Annette Skovsted Hansen (Aarhus University) Hansen, Annette Skovsted; Grunow, Tristan


In this episode, Dr. Hansen transcribes the codification of Japanese National Language (Kokugo) in the Meiji Period, underlining the role of dictionaries and language teachers in Hokkaidō and Okinawa. We discuss the role of Meiji state intellectuals in language education, the origins of Japanese hyōjungo (common language) as well as Dr. Hansen’s more recent work on Japanese overseas development assistance.

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