Title : Toward The Meiji Revolution : The Search for “Civilization” in Nineteenth-Century Japan
Author : Karube Tadashi
Publisher : Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture
ISBN : 9784866580593
In 2018 Japan marked the 150th anniversary of the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate and the establishment of a new government underEmperor Meiji. This was not simply a transfer of political authority but instead signaled revolutionary transformation in Japan, including the abolition of the domains and the formation of a modern nation-state in the years that followed. A period of radical social change was ushered in, with the abolition of the class system, the introduction of Western thought and technology, the development of mass media, and the establishment of constitutional government.