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This page deals with Japan's transformations during the Meiji era. This includes the interaction with Perry leading to the 'unequal treaties', the Meiji Restoration which brought the Emperor back into prominence, the process of modernization, and finally the path to empire.
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Japan’s Attack on Port Arthur

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Anticipating the events of thirty-six years later, the Japanese launched a sudden, surprise attack on the Russian naval base of Port Arthur on the coast of Manchuria without the formality of declaring...
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About Japan: A Teacher’s Resource | Timeline of Modern Japan (1868-1945) | Japan Society

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About Japan: A Teacher’s Resource | The Meiji Restoration Era, 1868-1889 | Japan Society

About Japan: A Teacher’s Resource | The Meiji Restoration Era, 1868-1889 | Japan Society | Meiji Japan | Scoop.it
In this essay, historian James Huffman outlines the history of the critical transition Japan underwent between 1868 and 1889, as well as providing some background about the events leading up to this period of rapid societal change.
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Meiji Revolution 1

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documentary that deals with the key issues affecting Japan during the Meiji era including causes of the Meiji Restoration, key changes and path to empire

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MIT Visualizing Cultures-Black Ships and Samurai

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Fascinating insight into the arrival of Perry to Japan during the mid-19th century. Provides a valuable insight into the reason why the Meiji Restoration took place. Lots of useful images for understanding.

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The impact of the arrival of Commodore Perry on Japan

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Anglo-Japanese Treaty of Alliance

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The 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, a high-minded aristocrat of legendary charm, was foreign secretary in the crucial years after 1900 which saw the British government abandon the policy of ‘splendid isola...
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BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, Shinto

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Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Japanese belief system of Shinto.
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This discussion should provide an insight into 'Shinto', which became the state sponsored religion during the Meiji era.

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Japan's Modern History: An Outline of the Period | Asia for Educators | Columbia University

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Good starting point 

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The Meiji Restoration and Modernization | Asia for Educators | Columbia University

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About Japan: A Teacher’s Resource | Imperial Japan: 1894-1945 | Japan Society

About Japan: A Teacher’s Resource | Imperial Japan: 1894-1945 | Japan Society | Meiji Japan | Scoop.it
Historian Jonathan Lipman provides an overview of Japanese political history during this period, situating it within the larger context of East Asia and Japan's views towards East Asia.
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Good overview for understanding

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MIT Visualizing Cultures-Westernization in Meiji Japan

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This online essay and accompanying images will provide an in-depth look at the process of 'Westernization' and essentially modernization of Japan during the Meiji era.

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Evidence for the transformation that took place in Meiji Japan