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[Session 1] Modern Japan 1860-2000: October 13, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
[Session 1] Modern Japan 1860-2000: October 13, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

[Educator Program] Individually priced sessions - #1

Overview: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

The morning session will focus on the rise of Japan through the Meiji Restoration. Participants will examine the political, economic and social transformation in Japan. The creation of the constitution, centralization of state power and the creation of a national identity will all be explored. How Japan modeled and established its own styles in literature, art, music and architecture will also be addressed.

Political Turmoil and Social Movements: Taisho Period (1912-1926)

The afternoon session will examine the Taisho period, when Japan underwent significant political change, especially in terms of the development of increased citizen participation in the political process. Participants will explore different political movements such as women’s rights and labor movements.  Changes during Japan’s version of the “roaring  twenties” will also be investigated, through topics such as how the democracy changed. Japan’s relationship to other countries before, during and after WWI will also be investigated.



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