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Rapid Adaptation in the Meiji Period

  • Write a newspaper article describing the most significant political, social, economic and cultural changes affecting Japanese society in the Meiji period.
  • Write an editorial on the desirability of these changes.

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Title: Sources of Japanese Tradition: 1600 to 2000. Vol. 2
Description: This collection presents writings from Japan's most important philosophers, religious figures, writers and political leaders. It includes essays and commentaries.
Author/Editor: de Bary, William Theodore, Carol Gluck and Arthur E. Tiedemann (eds.)
Published by: New York: Columbia University Press, 2005



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Title: Mejii Restoration
Host: Wikipedia
Description: This website contains information about the Mejji Restoration which occurred during the later half of the 19th century in Japan.
Navigation Tips: Scroll down to view text and a table of contents, and click on links to access further information. Click on images to enlarge them.
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