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Meiji at 150

Meiji at 150 Podcast, Episode 052, Dr. Frederick Dickinson (University of Pennsylvania) Dickinson, Frederick; Grunow, Tristan


In this episode, Dr. Dickinson argues for the significance of the Meiji Restoration in global history, challenging narratives of the “rise of the West” and emphasizing the impacts of Japanese-empire building on the 19th century world. We discuss the effects of the Sino-Japanese War on Western imperialism, documentary sources for placing Japan in global history, and the lessons of Meiji Japan for the world today.

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