The Meiji at 150 Podcast

Episode 55 - Dr. Anne Giblin Gedacht (Seton Hall)

August 28, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Anne Giblin Gedacht reviews the "Meiji Revolution" from the peripheral Tōhoku region, tracing the formation of regional identity in the Japanese borderlands and tracking the mobility of Japanese migrants to Tōhoku and overseas.  We locate Tōhoku in spatial conceptualizations of "Japan" during the Tokugawa period, place Tōhoku within Meiji programs of nation-building, and compare the settlement of Tōhoku to the history of settler colonialism in Hokkaidō and of Japanese overseas migration.

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