Meiji Japan in Global History Workshop
Sponsor(s): Asian Pacific Studies Institute (APSI) and Global Asia Initiative
Japan's Meiji era (1868-1912) has been cast and recast in narratives that have focused on change: the overthrow of the Tokugawa shogunate; the adoption of Western ideas and institutions; high-speed modernization, industrialization, and commercialization; and the rise of Japanese imperialism in Asia.
The workshop will ask if and how Meiji signifies a moment of global connectivity and in what ways this twenty-first century starting point stimulates new questions and offers ways to reconceptualize Japanese engagement with the late nineteenth century/early twentieth century world.
Type: ASIA FOCUS, HUMANITIES, CONFERENCE/SYMPOSIUM, and RESEARCH
Contact: Asian/Pacific Studies Institute