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Meiji at 150

Meiji at 150 Podcast, Episode 006, Dr. Christina Yi (University of British Columbia) Yi, Christina; Grunow, Tristan


In this episode, Dr. Yi reads the Meiji Period from the perspective of literary studies and discusses the impacts of the Meiji Restoration on writers in Japan, especially Korean and Korean-Japanese writers composing literature in Japanese. We discuss issues of language and identity in the prewar Japanese empire, definition of the “modern” Japanese literary canon in the Meiji Period, and increasing recognition of Korean-Japanese writers in Japanese literature.

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