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Meiji at 150

Meiji at 150 Podcast, Episode 035, Dr. Elizabeth “Betsy” Lublin (Wayne State University) Lublin, Elizabeth; Grunow, Tristan


In this episode, Dr. Lublin outlines moral reform campaigns carried out by women in the WCTU during the Meiji Period as they sought to redefine civic morality and good citizenship. We discuss campaigns against prostitution, drinking, and smoking, the increasing prevalence of tobacco in Japan during the Meiji and Taishō Periods, and societal views of smoking.

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