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Meiji at 150

Meiji at 150 Podcast, Episode 011, Dr. Eiji Okawa (University of Victoria) Okawa, Eiji; Grunow, Tristan


In this episode, Dr. Okawa documents how the Meiji Restoration impacted the epistemology of history in Japan and Japanese overseas migration in the late 19th-early 20th centuries.  We discuss ideas of "Japanese-ness" in premodern Japan and find continuities with conceptualizations of identity, language, and group among Japanese diasporic communities in British Columbia in the face of systemic racism and violence.

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