MEIJI - I Meiji Era Meiji(1868-1912 restoration...

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I. Meiji Era Meiji (1868-1912) restoration modernization nationalism militarism 1858: commercial Trade gave Japan the opportunity to be armed japanese improved on the weapons canons (more compact & efficient) cultural borrowing military expansion/industry expansion (war) 1894-95 Sino-Japanese War 1. Taiwan (japan gained) 2. Korea = independent from China 1910: annex Korea 3. control of Liaodung peninsula (Liaoming, Manchuria) - (Port Arthur - japanese wanted to get in control of) under pressure, the land was given up 1904-05 Russo-Japanese War defeated Russians (sneak attack) Russians were planning to build Tri-Siberian railroad along the peninsula Liaodung elevated japan as "world power" & gave seat in League of Nations Japanese gained control of Port Arthur 1914-1918 WWI Japan attacks German concession in China China = neutral issue 21 demands secret demand from Japan demand China to recognize Japan suppose secretive but china leaked to press the 21 demands aka Japanese imperialism European losses
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This note was uploaded on 06/25/2011 for the course EAST ASIAN 1 taught by Professor Chin during the Spring '07 term at NYU.

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