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Meiji at 150

Meiji at 150 Podcast, Episode 069, Dr. Kerim Yasar (University of Southern California) Yasar, Kerim; Grunow, Tristan


In this episode, Dr. Yasar notes how the introduction of technologies of sound production and reproduction impacted Japanese daily life during the Meiji period. We touch on the ability of informative technologies like the telegraph and the telephone to spread ideas and tie the nation together, before discussing the spread of popular culture, such as Naniwa Bushi and other performative arts, through the gramophone, radio, and film.

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