Explaining Meiji Japan's top-down revolution

Doctoral thesis OPEN
McClain, Kendra M.;
  • Publisher: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
  • Subject: Meiji | Japan | reform | Asia | foreign policy | military

Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited Meiji Japanese leaders consisted of an oligarchy that strived to overcome Western imperialist pressures in Asia. They did so by overturning some deeply rooted Tokugawa-Era traditions in Japanese society and repla... View more
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