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EACS Paper #1 Intro

EACS Paper #1 Intro - Meiji in 1868 the Meiji Restoration...

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Ying (Alan) Sun EACS 4B Lily Wong (Friday 9:00-10:00am) 5/1/08 Meiji Restoration: Was it Successful? Once a strange and removed presence in the world, Japan has risen from its former  shell to become one of the world most prominent developed countries. It took over 250 years  for Japan to realize the futility of self-isolation from foreign influences and build into the nation  that it is today. As Western ideas and institutions began to flood Japan, the Japanese way of  life would be pushed to its limits. Beginning with the return to imperial rule under Emperor 
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Unformatted text preview: Meiji in 1868, the Meiji Restoration set out to modernize its political and education systems, military, and industry. With the aim to “Enrich the nation and strengthen its arms,” the Meiji Restoration achieved its goal due through “. .. a readiness to try new methods and push ahead with them boldly , couple with a tenacious adherence to traditional ideals and virtue.”...
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