25 octobre 2015

Are Japanese Humanities Faculties Really Being Shut Down?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "higheredstrategy.com logo"By Alex Usher. You may have noticed stories in the press recently about the government of Japan asking national universities to shut down their humanities faculties.  Such stories have appeared in the Times Higher Ed, Time, and Bloomberg.  Most of these stories have been accompanied by commentary about how shortsighted this is: don’t the Japanese know that life is complex, and that we need humanities for synthesis, etc.?  A lot of these stories are also tinged with a hint of early-1990s “these uncultured Asians only think about business and money” Japanophobia. More...

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