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An Encouragement of Learning$
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Yukichi Fukuzawa

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780231167147

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231167147.001.0001

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Seven

Seven

Chapter:
(p.51) Section Seven
Source:
An Encouragement of Learning
Author(s):

Fukuzawa Yukichi

, David A. Dilworth

Nishikawa Shunsaku

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231167147.003.0007

This chapter presents the English translation of Section 7 of Fukuzawa Yukichi’s text Gakumon no susume (An Encouragement of Learning). Here Fukuzawa elaborates in greater detail the function and duty of citizens. He says that each citizen has a dual role. The first is to be subordinate to the government with the mentality of a guest. The second is to join together with the other citizens of the nation to form a company, as it were, that is called the nation, to enact and implement the laws of the nation. This involves the mentality of being a master. The nation is like a company, and its citizens like the colleagues of the company. Each individual plays the roles of both master and guest.

Keywords:   Japanese citizens, functions, duties, master, guest

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