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Meiji at 150

Meiji at 150 Podcast, Episode 119, Dr. Xiaowei Zheng (University of California-Santa Barbara), Dr. Robert Tierney (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) Zheng, Xiaowei; Tierney, Robert; Grunow, Tristan


In this episode, Drs. Zheng and Tierney recount the political discourse of China and Japan at the turn of the 20th century, focusing on the influential translations and political writings of Nakae Chōmin. We discuss Nakae’s political writings, his influence on Chinese reformers including Liang Qichao, understandings of “popular rights” and “popular sovereignty” in Japan and China, and their legacy for state-society relations in both countries today.

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