Rationality and Science in Japanese Political Culture
-Masao Maruyama and his Studies in the Intellectual History of Japan-
Political Studies Seminar, at Otago University, New Zealand,
08/September/2003


Rationality and Science in Japanese Political Culture
Makoto HAYAKAWA
Rissho University, Japan

Introduction: the gunscientifich character of Japanese political studies
Masao MARUYAMA (1914-1996)
Studies in the Intellectual History of Tokugawa Japan (translated by Mikiso HANE),
University of Tokyo Press, 1974.
Maruyama Masao shu(The Collected Works of Masao Maruyama),
Iwanami-Shoten, 1995-1997.

1. Life and Study in Wartime
Nyozekan HASEGAWA (1875-1969)
Tokko: Special Higher Police/ the Thought Police
Shigeru NANBARA (1889-1974)
Tokugawa Japan (the Edo period): 1603-1868

2. The Search for Modernity in Japanese Confucianism
The Chu Hsi school/ Chu Hsi: a Chinese philosopher, 1130-1200
Principle (li)
The Sorai school/ Sorai OGYU: 1666-1728
Kobunji-gaku(the study of old phrases and syntax)
Four Books (Shisho), Six Classics (Rikukei)
Genroku culture (1688-1704)
Basho MATSUO (1644-1694), Haiku; Monzaemon CHIKAMATSU (1653-1724),
Jhoruri; Danjuro ICHIKAWA (1660-1704), Kabuki

3. The Problems of Modernity in the Tokugawa Period
National Learning (Kokugaku)
Norinaga MOTOORI (1730-1801)
The inborn spirit of man (umarenagara no magokoro)
gThe Study of Politics as a Scienceh, 1947(Kagaku tosite no Seiji-gaku)
The Movement for Civic Rights and Freedom (Jiyu Minken Undo)

Conclusion
The postscript to gThe Study of Politics as a Scienceh, 1957