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Meiji at 150

Meiji at 150 Podcast, Episode 026, Dr. Michael Wert (Marquette University) Wert, Michael; Grunow, Tristan


In this episode, Dr. Wert re-enacts the violence of the Meiji Restoration, combatting historiographical narratives of the Restoration as a “non-violent” or “bloodless” revolution. We discuss what happens to the losers of the Restoration, the post-1868 activities and status of ex-Bakufu officials, and the “Long Meiji Restoration” before reflecting on the politics of historical memory and commemoration today.

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