Lecture Notes 5-7-09

Lecture Notes 5-7-09 - Lecture Meiji Restoration Asserted...

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Lecture 5-7-09 Meiji Restoration - Asserted that there was a Japanese nation before time. - Ijin-“ monsters”; what the majority of the people who lived in villages were afraid of - prior to the restoration, there were no railroads; people had no notion of being “Japanese”; people lived locally and didn’t interact much with from outside - marriage- people often married within their locality - took about 30 years for people to identify nationally (Wars helped people become more solidified) Meiji Transformations 1872, 1873, 1888 - The image of the emperor gradually transforms to a western outlook; gradually looks more “macho” 19 th Century Inventions of holidays: - France: Bastille Day 1880 - USA: Flags in classrooms 1880s - Britain: 1887 Golden Jubilee Educating the populace: making National Shinto, and Sacred Nation - 1868: All the shrines become attached to Jingikan (all the rites become standardized); there is a centralization of the gods - 100,000 Proselytizers teach the centrality of the emperor
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2010 for the course HISTORY 9c taught by Professor Marotti during the Spring '09 term at UCLA.

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Lecture Notes 5-7-09 - Lecture Meiji Restoration Asserted...

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