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Bachelors of Arts (BA)
This thesis on pre-modern Japan’s intellectual history argues for the existence of a proto-nationalism in Japan since the seventeenth century, meanwhile Japanese Confucianism, as both affirmative and contrapuntal instrument, served a necessary function in constituting and facilitating the development of such proto-nationalism.
Ling, Zhengyuan, "Pre-Modern Japanese Proto-nationalism: A Study of Japanese Confucianism’s Intellectual History" (2019). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 1333.
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