Popular Literacy in Early Modern Japan

Popular Literacy in Early Modern Japan

Richard Rubinger


the focal point of Richard Rubinger's research of eastern literacy is the least-studied (yet vast majority) of the premodern inhabitants: the agricultural farming classification. during this book-length old exploration of the subject, the 1st in any language, Rubinger dispels the misperception that there are few fabrics on hand for the research of renowned literacy in Japan. He analyzes a wealthy number of untapped resources from the 16th century onward, drawing for the 1st time on fabric that enables him to degree literacy: signatures on apostasy oaths, diaries, agricultural manuals, domestic encyclopedias, rural poetry-contest entries, village election ballots, literacy surveys, and kin account books.

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