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Green Star Japan: language and internationalism in the Japanese Esperanto movement, 1905-1944

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The planned language Esperanto achieved popularity in early twentieth century Japan, inspiring a national movement which was the largest outside Europe. Esperanto was designed to facilitate greater international and inter-cultural communication and understanding; the history of the language in Japan reveals a rich tradition of internationalism in Japan, stretching from the beginnings of the movement, in the wake of the Russo-Japanese war, through the end of the Pacific war, when, for a bri...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Pembroke College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Area Studies,School of Interdisciplinary - Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:fc299226-d3d5-4d01-8830-c3fe5df4f334
Local pid:
ora:8257

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