This week, we’re going to be discussing the early Meiji Period (1868-1900 or so). There’s a lot of material to cover, ranging from politics to international relations to social issues. This is one of the most interesting moments in modern history (to my mind, at least) and I hope you enjoy hearing about it!
Give the episode a listen here.
Also, just a quick reminder that there will be no episode next week. The next episode will release on June 30. There may or may not be one on July 7, depending on how much time I have to record once I get home.
Pyle, Kenneth. The New Generation in Meiji Japan.
Pyle, Kenneth. Japan Rising.
Jansen, Marius. The Making of Modern Japan.
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