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Patriots and redeemers in Japan : motives in the Meiji Restoration

Author: George M Wilson
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Like the French Revolution, the Meiji Restoration transformed a whole society. Japan was never the same after 1868. The meaning of the events that led to the restoration has therefore profoundly concerned historians, but most Western accounts probe only the dimension of political leadership, largely ignoring the common people. In this book, George Wilson argues that the restoration was a total national event--a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George M Wilson
ISBN: 0226900916 9780226900919 0226900924 9780226900926
OCLC Number: 23869701
Description: xvi, 201 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue : agency and structure in the Meiji Restoration --
Time and history in Japan --
Pax Tokugawa --
Plotting Bakumatsu history : a fourfold narrative --
Pursuing the millennium in Bakumatsu Japan --
What the hell! : ee ja nai ka dancing as a form of protest --
Epilogue : the crowd in the Meiji Restoration.
Responsibility: George M. Wilson.
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In this concise but ambitious historiographical essay, Wilson argues for an approach to the Meiji Restoration that emphasizes multiple lines of motive and action. "By bringing some very interesting  Read more...

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