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Article: Posturing for modernity: Mishima Michiyoshi and school hygiene in Meiji Japan

TitlePosturing for modernity: Mishima Michiyoshi and school hygiene in Meiji Japan
Authors
KeywordsHygienic Modernity
Japan
Mishima Michiyoshi
Posture
School Hygiene
Issue Date2012
PublisherDuke University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://easts.dukejournals.org/
Citation
East Asian Science, Technology And Society, 2012, v. 6 n. 3, p. 355-378 How to Cite?
AbstractThis article examines Mishima Michiyoshi Japanese source 1866-1925) and his school hygiene Japanese source research in relation to the significance of posture to physical and political modernity in Meiji Japan. Investigating Mishima's nationwide survey of primary-school children's health and physical development in Japan and subsequent contested discussions of children's posture, the article explores how new kinds of Japanese physique were envisioned by medical experts and state authorities. The postures of the schoolchildren were viewed as reflections of Japan's developing modernity in a variety of forms. Different theories contended, and a range of visions of a modern civilization was advanced, some of which had an influence on theories and practices of hygienic modernity even into the twenty-first century. © National Science Council, Taiwan 2012.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/177586
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.356
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dc.date.available2012-12-19T09:37:18Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationEast Asian Science, Technology And Society, 2012, v. 6 n. 3, p. 355-378en_US
dc.identifier.issn1875-2160en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/177586-
dc.description.abstractThis article examines Mishima Michiyoshi Japanese source 1866-1925) and his school hygiene Japanese source research in relation to the significance of posture to physical and political modernity in Meiji Japan. Investigating Mishima's nationwide survey of primary-school children's health and physical development in Japan and subsequent contested discussions of children's posture, the article explores how new kinds of Japanese physique were envisioned by medical experts and state authorities. The postures of the schoolchildren were viewed as reflections of Japan's developing modernity in a variety of forms. Different theories contended, and a range of visions of a modern civilization was advanced, some of which had an influence on theories and practices of hygienic modernity even into the twenty-first century. © National Science Council, Taiwan 2012.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherDuke University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://easts.dukejournals.org/-
dc.relation.ispartofEast Asian Science, Technology and Societyen_US
dc.subjectHygienic Modernityen_US
dc.subjectJapanen_US
dc.subjectMishima Michiyoshien_US
dc.subjectPostureen_US
dc.subjectSchool Hygieneen_US
dc.titlePosturing for modernity: Mishima Michiyoshi and school hygiene in Meiji Japanen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailNakayama, I: nakayama@hku.hken_US
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