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Meiji at 150

Meiji at 150 Podcast, Episode 088, Dr. Colin Jaundrill (Providence College) Jaundrill, Colin; Grunow, Tristan


In this episode, Dr. Jaundrill complicates the easy association between Bushidō, samurai, and Japan in the contemporary popular imagination. We discuss military reforms dating to the 1850s and into the Meiji Period, highlight the impact of military conscription on the former samurai and on commoners, challenge the continuity of Bushidō in the prewar military, and question the re-appropriation of Bushidō for the contemporary business world.

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