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By Yoshiyuki Kikuchi

Anglo-Japanese and American-Japanese connections in chemistry had a huge effect at the institutionalization of clinical and technological larger schooling in Japan from the overdue 19th century and onwards. They helped outline the constitution of jap medical pedagogical and examine approach that lasted good into the post-World global II interval of huge technological improvement, whilst it grew to become one of many greatest companies of chemists and chemical engineers on the planet subsequent to Europe and the U.S.. In telling this tale, Anglo-American Connections in jap Chemistry explores a variety of websites of technology schooling equivalent to educating laboratories and school rooms - the place British and American lecturers mingled with eastern scholars - to shed new mild at the lab as a domain of worldwide human come upon and complex social kin that formed medical perform.

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59 Itō (probably from Inoue Masaru) understood that what they studied at UCL was not technology itself but scientific enquiry involving precision measurements and techniques, and according to Williamson’s version of the liberal science model, this would be applied later in their workplace. The education of Inoue Masaru, whom Itō mentioned in his letter, illustrates this point. 60 As a student-servant who lived with the Williamsons longest of all Chōshū students, he had reasons to “behave” and most faithfully followed Williamson’s liberal science model.

The above narrative makes clear the different roles of Williamson and Graham in taking care of the Chōshū and Satsuma students in several contact zones. Williamson functioned as a supervisor of the whole educational ¯ SHU ¯ A N D S AT S U M A S T U D E N T S CHO 19 enterprise, while Graham more closely interacted with both Chōshū and Satsuma students in several contact zones, such as laboratories, the joint lodging of Satsuma students, and his personal residence. The “Graham Proposal” as a Window on Graham’s Interaction with Students What interaction, then, occurred between Graham and the Japanese students in the contact zones?

59 Itō (probably from Inoue Masaru) understood that what they studied at UCL was not technology itself but scientific enquiry involving precision measurements and techniques, and according to Williamson’s version of the liberal science model, this would be applied later in their workplace. The education of Inoue Masaru, whom Itō mentioned in his letter, illustrates this point. 60 As a student-servant who lived with the Williamsons longest of all Chōshū students, he had reasons to “behave” and most faithfully followed Williamson’s liberal science model.

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