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From Peril to Profit: Opium in Late-Edo to Meiji Eyes

Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi

in Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220096
eISBN:
9780520924499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220096.003.0021
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on nineteenth-century Japan. It notes that the Tokugawa and Meiji regimes, both before and after 1868, enjoyed almost total success at controlling opium within Japan's borders, ... More


Civilizing Canines; or, Domesticating and Destroying Dogs

Aaron Herald Skabelund

in Empire of Dogs: Canines, Japan, and the Making of the Modern Imperial World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450259
eISBN:
9780801463235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450259.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how foreign dog breeds in Japan and other parts of the imperial world became a symbol of the privilege and power of Western colonial and local elites, while street dogs came to ... More


Jewel in The Palace: The New Political Order, 1868–1873

Danny Orbach

in Curse on This Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705281
eISBN:
9781501708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705281.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the rise of a new political order in Japan during the period 1868–1873. In order to legitimize their rule, the leaders of the interdomainal alliance chose to “hide” their power ... More


The Dreadful and the Trivial

Danny Orbach

in Curse on This Country: The Rebellious Army of Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705281
eISBN:
9781501708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705281.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

This book has shown how a culture of insubordination, an ideological pattern of rebellion and resistance, developed as a constant feature of Japanese military life from the Meiji Restoration onward. ... More


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