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Samurai to soldier : remaking military service in nineteenth-century Japan

Author: D Colin Jaundrill
Publisher: Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 2016.
Series: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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D. Colin Jaundrill rewrites the military history of nineteenth-century Japan. In fifty years spanning the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate and the rise of the Meiji nation-state, conscripts supplanted warriors as Japan's principal arms-bearers. The most common version of this story suggests that the Meiji institution of compulsory military service was the foundation of Japan s efforts to save itself from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Jaundrill, D. Colin, 1980-
Samurai to soldier.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2016
(OCoLC)953970326
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D Colin Jaundrill
ISBN: 9781501703096 1501703099
OCLC Number: 939245097
Awards: Winner of Foreign Affairs "Outstanding New Book" 2017 (United States)
Description: xii, 229 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The rise of "western" musketry, 1841-1860 --
Rising tensions and renewed reform, 1860-1866 --
The drives to build a federal army, 1866-1872 --
Instituting universal military service, 1873-1876 --
Dress rehearsal : the Satsuma rebellion, 1877 --
Organizational reform and the creation of the serviceman, 1878-1894.
Series Title: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.
Responsibility: D. Colin Jaundrill.

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In Samurai to Soldier, D. Colin Jaundrill traces the radical changes to Japanese military institutions, as well as the consequences of military reforms in his accounts of the Boshin War (1868-1869)  Read more...

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