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Author Duke, Benjamin.
Title Dr. David Murray : Superintendent of Education in the Empire of Japan, 1873-1879.
Imprint New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 2018.

Author Duke, Benjamin.
Subject Murray, David, 1830-1905.
Education -- Japan -- History -- 19th century.
Public schools -- Japan -- History -- 19th century.
Education and state -- Japan -- History -- 19th century.
Educators -- Japan -- Biography.
Rutgers College -- Employees -- Biography.
College teachers -- New Jersey -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource (397 pages)
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction: In Memoriam of David Murray: A Pioneer of Modern Japanese Education; Part I. Encountering the Japanese in America: 1866-1873; Chapter 1. Dr. David Murray's Awakening to Japan: Befriending Samurai Students at Rutgers College, 1866-1873; Chapter 2. The Samurai Invasion of New Brunswick: From Feudal Japan to New Jersey, 1865- 1875; Chapter 3. Murray's Celebrated Class of 1868: The First Rutgers Educational Pioneers ot Japan; Chapter 4. Murray's Employment in the Service of the Emperor: The Iwakura Embassy to Washington, 1872
Part II. Murray's First Period as Superintendent of Education in Japan and America: 1873- 1876Chapter 5. Japanese Education Before Murray's Arrival: Confucian Schools for the Governing Samurai; Chapter 6. Murray's Introduction to Japanese Education: The Gakusei- The First Year of Universal Education, 1873; Chapter 7. Murray's 1874 Report: Setting the Direction of Modern Japanese Education, 1874- 1875; Chapter 8. The Japanese Educational Exhibit at the American Centennial: The Making of a Comparative Educator, 1876
Part III. David Murray's Final Period in the Service of the Emperor: 1877- 1879Chapter 9. Murray's Controversial Report to the Ministry of Education: The Dispute over Control of Japanese Education, 1877; Chapter 10. Murray's Final Report and Departure: A Survey of Tokyo's Public Schools, 1878- 1879; Chapter 11. David Murray's Legacy for Japan: Setting the Direction of Japanese Education for the Twentieth Century; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index; About the Author
Summary This is the first biography in English of an uncommon American, Dr. David Murray, professor of mathematics at Rutgers University, who was appointed by the Japanese government as Superintendent of Education in the Empire of Japan in 1873. Murray's unwavering commitment to the modernization of Japanese education renders him an educational pioneer in early Meiji Japan.
ISBN 0813595010
9780813595016 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1120692869
Additional Format Print version: Duke, Benjamin. Dr. David Murray : Superintendent of Education in the Empire of Japan, 1873-1879. New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, ©2018 9780813594972

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