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Instituting Universal Military Service, 1873–1876

D. Colin Jaundrill

in Samurai to Soldier: Remaking Military Service in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703096
eISBN:
9781501706097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703096.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents two mutinies that broke out at army posts in the large Kyūshū prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima. Both incidents resulted in acts of arson and desertion of thousands of ... More


Dress Rehearsal: The Satsuma Rebellion, 1877

D. Colin Jaundrill

in Samurai to Soldier: Remaking Military Service in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703096
eISBN:
9781501706097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703096.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter shows how the Meiji government had secured a tentative success with the 1873 establishment of universal military service. Conscripts began replacing sōhei in the ranks, speeding the ... More


. The National Essence

Gregory Clancey

in Earthquake Nation: The Cultural Politics of Japanese Seismicity, 1868-1930

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246072
eISBN:
9780520932296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246072.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Amid massive social and political changes from the late 1860s to the mid-1880s, a period of relative seismic quietude in Japan, the Meiji government patronized architecture primarily as a branch of ... More


Miyazaki Tōten: The Last Revolutionary Rebel

Faye Yuan Kleeman

in In Transit: The Formation of a Colonial East Asian Cultural Sphere

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838607
eISBN:
9780824871482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838607.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how the early Meiji political activist and writer Miyazaki Tōten engaged with the Chinese nationalist revolution and with Asia more generally. Miyazaki's bringing in remote ... More


Daimyo Gods

Luke S. Roberts

in Performing the Great Peace: Political Space and Open Secrets in Tokugawa Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835132
eISBN:
9780824870690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835132.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1807 the Yamauchi clan of Tosa domain inaugurated three new deities, placing them in a new shrine in the castle and creating a major new festival for their realm. At the time, the Tokugawa ... More


Students and Immigrants

Peter Duus and Kenji Hasegawa

in Rediscovering America: Japanese Perspectives on the American Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268432
eISBN:
9780520950375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268432.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the Japanese's travel abroad to acquire “new knowledge” from the outside world to strengthen the country. In 1866, two young samurai arrived at Rutgers College, determined to ... More


Shimaji Mokurai and the Reconception of Religion and the Secular in Modern Japan

Hans Martin Krämer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851538
eISBN:
9780824868079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851538.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Religion is at the heart of ongoing political debates in Japan such as the constitutionality of official government visits to Yasukuni Shrine, yet the categories that frame these debates, religion ... More


An Archive of Activism

Anne McKnight

in Nakagami, Japan: Buraku and the Writing of Ethnicity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672851
eISBN:
9781452947327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672851.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Early twentieth-century buraku activists created their own history in an attempt to place the buraku within the national historiography. Following the Meiji government’s decree that merged craftsmen, ... More


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