Japan Video Notes 2 - Japan Video Notes 4 MEIJI MAKEOVER 1868 Meiji restoration o The most crucial and critical time in Japanese history that sets it

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Japan Video Notes// 4. MEIJI MAKEOVER 1868 Meiji restoration o The most crucial and critical time in Japanese history that sets it apart from the rest of asia o Reason why japan is now the number 2 economy Period of rejuvenation, renewal and redoing society Named for emperor Meiji—the enlightened one—came up with idea Tokagawa shogunate—after 250 years of isolation—comrade perry opened up trade o 1798- napoleon invaded Egypt, already taken over arica o 1800- brits takin gover india o dutch with brits and French took over all of southeast asia o 1839- brits declare war on china over opium—british clean Chinese clock o instead of fighting Europeans—jaoanese decided to embrace them no other Asian state or world state successfully pulled off a renewal like japan did 1869- japan goes up and china goes down 1868 Meiji restoration o complete rodo of entire society o trying to catch up with west o pro-nationalistic Japanese society that tokagawans established and push to next level Meiji point 1: Ban the samurai and get rid of feudal order o Means banning the shogun o Entire history and tradition has to go o Retrain military in modern light o The last samurai (tom cruise) actually was accurate—shogun and samurai fight back against renewal 1877- battle of shiroyama o renew involved technology, industry, culture Meiji point 2: Absorb western technology o
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