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Meiji at 150

Meiji at 150 Podcast, Episode 109, Dr. Paul Barclay (Lafayette College) Barclay, Paul; Grunow, Tristan


In this episode, Dr. Barclay reorients modern Japanese history to the perspective of the periphery, focusing on Japan’s first colony of Taiwan. We discuss Indigenous Taiwanese resistance to Japanese colonialism, the role of capitalism in Japanese imperial expansion, notions of “savagery” and “civilization” in Japanese colonial rule, and how changing perspectives to the periphery reshapes Japanese history.

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