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Lecture Notes 5-14-09

Lecture Notes 5-14-09 - L ecture World War I and its...

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Lecture 5-14-09 World War I and its effects on Japan - Ends in 1918; also the year in which Japan joins many troops to put down the Bolshevik Revolution - World War I helps recover the Japanese economy. However, followed by recession. - During recession, rice prices double.--> Leads to riots, seize rice, goes to homes of the affluent and steal their stuff; 25,000 people arrested, 1000 people get shot. - The cabinet falls because of these riots. Get Hara-Kei - 1919 March First Movement (Mass demonstrations in Korea) o Brutally put down, but the government enacts change. (Cultural policy) - Reasons for the killing of Koreans in Japan o Bolshevik Revolution, rice riots, leftists, Korean uprisings 1920-1930s - No longer Backwater, like Germany or France - One of the major industrial countries in the world. - Daily life is presenting people with so much change - 50% of the population is living in cities leads to new social practices, new patterns of work, new gender roles, new entertainment - Not so much consumer consumption, actually -
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