Meiji at 150 Podcast, Episode 057, Dr. Timothy Brook (University of British Columbia) Brook, Timothy, 1951-; Grunow, Tristan
In this episode, Dr. Brook reviews the Meiji Restoration from the perspective of Chinese history, reconsidering historical narratives comparing Chinese and Japanese responses to Western imperialism and detailing how the Restoration impacted China and Japan’s positions in the region. We discuss how nationalism shaped reactions to the West, the origins of Japanese imperialist expansion in East Asia, and the legacies and lessons of the Meiji Restoration for Sino-Japanese diplomatic relations today.
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