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Meiji at 150

Meiji at 150 Podcast, Episode 045, Dr. Sarah Thal (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Thal, Sarah; Grunow, Tristan


In this episode, Dr. Thal revisits the political history of the 1890s to reconstruct the foundations of Bushidō as a gendered code of Japanese popular ethics and morals. We discuss Bushidō in the context of the Meiji Civil Code, question Bushidō as a proxy national religion for ideological unification, and place Bushidō in the growing conservatism and nationalism of the mid-Meiji Period.

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