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Meiji at 150

Meiji at 150 Podcast, Episode 034, Dr. Daniel Botsman (Yale University) Botsman, Daniel; Grunow, Tristan


In this episode, Dr. Botsman stresses the ruptures in Japanese society caused by the Meiji Restoration, especially as seen in the Meiji penal system, new conceptions of freedom during the Freedom and Popular Rights Movement, and the emancipation of Outcaste communities. We discuss the emancipatory proposals of Ōe Taku, peasant protests, notable connections between Yale and Meiji-period Japan, and the politics of commemorating the anniversary of the Meiji Restoration.

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