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Meiji at 150

Meiji at 150 Podcast, Episode 081, Dr. Carol Gluck (Columbia University) Gluck, Carol; Grunow, Tristan


In this episode, Dr. Gluck reconsiders recent scholarly treatments of the Meiji Restoration by prominent historians in Japan, challenging narratives of a “simple Meiji”. We question whether or not “Meiji has lost its mojo” in Japan today in light of lackluster commemorations of Meiji 150, discuss the commonalities and connections between the Meiji Restoration and the 19th century world, and talk about the importance of the Restoration in shaping Japanese history.

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