国学

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Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 國學 (“study of Chinese history, language and culture; sinology; Chinese studies; etc.”).
(This term, 国学, is the simplified form of 國學.)
Notes:

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
こく
Grade: 2
がく
Grade: 1
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
國學 (kyūjitai)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese compound 國學 (kwok hæwk, nation + learning). Compare modern traditional Min Nan 國學 (kok-ha̍k).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(こく)(がく) (kokugaku (kyūjitai 國學)

  1. The study of ancient Japan, particularly the early Japanese classics, such as the Nihon Shoki and the Kojiki. Arose during the Edo period as a move away from the study of China.
    Note that this term means sinology in Chinese contexts.
  2. Schools established in the kuni or provinces of Japan under the old Ritsuryō system.
  3. In ancient China, schools established in the national capital.

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Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN