TEAM RESEARCH REPORTS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Meiji to iu isan: Kindai Nihon o meguru hikaku bunmeishi (A Legacy Called “Meiji”: A Comparative History of Civilization of Modern Japan)
It has been 150 years since the Meiji Restoration took place. During that time Japan established a unified nation-state with astonishing speed and rose to become a first-class world power, ultimately expanding into foreign territories and leaving massive scars in the East Asian world. Other countries still observe this course of Japan’s development with envy and resentment alike. What was the ideology and what were the conditions that allowed for such an unusual era in world history? This book re-examines the Meiji era as part of the legacy of human society.
(Translated from the Minerva Shobō website)