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Meiji at 150

Meiji at 150 Podcast, Episode 050, Dr. Sidney Lu (Michigan State University) Lu, Sidney; Grunow, Tristan


In this episode, Dr. Lu tracks Japanese migrants overseas to the Americas during the Meiji Period, denoting discursive ties between trans-Pacific migration and Japanese colonial expansion. We discuss the ideas and rhetoric of settler colonial promoters including Fukuzawa Yukichi, compare and contrast Japanese settler colonialism in Korea and the United States, and reflect on how trans-Pacific migration transcends nation-centric histories.

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