The Life Experiences of Chinese Students in Prewar Tokyo Higher Normal School: Focus on the Narratives of Their Study Experiences
Tokyo Higher Normal School
This study was aimed to explore life experiences of Chinese students in prewar Tokyo Higher Normal School. Moreover, this study also attempted to reveal the history of how higher schools educated foreign students under the old system of Japanese education by telling stories of the Chinese students who studied in Tokyo Higher Normal School. To explore the actual study state of Chinese students who studied in prewar Tokyo Higher Normal School. This study applied the data referring to the life experiences of the Chinese students, for example, their memoirs, diaries, and literature work. Through the analysis from the narratives of the Chinese students of the Faculty of English, this study found several flaws in the curriculum and instructions of the school, and that the Chinese students had discontent with the school. Their dissatisfaction might be due to the defects of the curriculum and instructions of the school. Furthermore, this study tried to offer another explanation: the discontent of the Chinese students was owing to the social status as the students of Tokyo Higher Normal School.
広島大学大学院教育学研究科紀要. 第三部, 教育人間科学関連領域