Japan's Meiji era (1868-1912) has been cast and recast in narratives that have focused on change: the overthrow of the Tokugawa shogunate; the adoption of Western ideas and institutions; high-speed modernization, industrialization, and commercialization; and the rise of Japanese imperialism in Asia.
The workshop will ask if and how Meiji signifies a moment of global connectivity and in what ways this twenty-first century starting point stimulates new questions and offers ways to reconceptualize Japanese engagement with the late nineteenth century/early twentieth century world.
**Note on travel and parking: Travel time to Duke and parking on campus on Friday may take longer than usual due to a 7:00 p.m. men's basketball game. Please plan accordingly. APSI recommends parking in the Bryan Center visitor lot. Parking validation will be available to conference participants.
Duke University permit holders may also park in the Allen Lot on Saturday, November 11.
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- Asian/Pacific Studies Institute
- Global Asia Initiative