Technology and the culture of progress in Meiji Japan

by David G. Wittner

Publisher: Routledge in Abingdon, Oxon, OX, New York

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Industrialization -- Japan,
  • Technology -- Social aspects -- Japan,
  • Industries -- Social aspects -- Japan,
  • Japan -- Economic conditions -- 1868-1918

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementDavid G. Wittner.
SeriesRoutledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asia series -- 10
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHC462.7 .W57 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17901597M
ISBN 109780415433754
LC Control Number2007016235

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This book, which focuses on the Tomioka Silk Mill and the Kamaishi Ironworks, is an analysis of the Meiji government's position on the introduction of technology—mainly through government-run enterprises—in the early Meiji era.

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Part 1, Technology and the culture of progress in Meiji Japan book Networks of Meiji Japan,” explores the emerging new technologies that rapidly transformed the archipelago’s physical and psychological landscape, including standardization of weights and measures, the institution of modern postal and telegraphic systems of communication, and the development of the railroad.

The industrial and social revolution that Japan underwent in the Meiji Era () was accompanied by an equally tumultuous revolution in the Japanese language. Book Description: In this book David Wittner situates Japan’s Meiji Era experience of technology transfer and industrial modernization within the realm of culture, politics, and symbolism, examining how nineteenth century beliefs in civilization and enlightenment influenced the process of technological choice.

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Writing Technology in Meiji Japan boldly rethinks the origins of modern Japanese language, literature, and visual culture from the perspective of media history. Drawing upon methodological insights by Friedrich Kittler and extensive archival research, Seth Jacobowitz investigates a range of epistemic transformations in the Meiji era (–), from the rise of communication networks such.

Book Description: The Western ideal of individualism had a pervasive influence on the culture of the Meiji period in Japan (). Janet Walker argues that this ideal also had an important influence on the development of the modern Japanese novel. Abstract: Writing Technology in Meiji Japan boldly rethinks the origins of modern Japanese language, literature, and visual culture from the perspective of media history.

Drawing upon methodological insights by Friedrich Kittler and extensive archival research, Seth Jacobowitz investigates a range of epistemic transformations in the Meiji era (–), from the rise of communication. Technology and the culture of progress in Meiji Japan.

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Previously, Japan had a feudal culture ruled by shoguns, samurai and daimyo in the Tokugawa era. Imperial Japan was reborn in the aftermath of Perry’s visit with the installation of the Emperor Meiji in Meiji’s reforms were modeled on western industrialization and made Japan one of the leading industrial nations of the 20th century.

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This chapter begins with a brief summary of the history of Japan from the mid-nineteenth century to World War II. Japan started investing in social and economic infrastructure during the Meiji Government.

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Title: French Policy Towards the Bakufu and Meiji Japan Volume 3 of Meiji Japan series Volume 3 of Meiji Series Meiji Series, No 3: Author: Richard Sims: Edition. 24 Since “the Sino-Japanese War did not furnish a useful example because of the weakness of China,” the calculations “estimating the consumption of shells and explosives was made using data obtained from the Franco-Prussian War and the Russo-Turkish War.” Such efforts, however, resulted in a serious underestimate of the needs in the Russo-Japanese War; Koyama, A survey, p.

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Essays on the Iwakura Embassy, the realistic painter Takahashi Yuichi, the educational system, and music, show how the Japanese went about borrowing from the West in the first decades after the Restoration: the formulation of strategies for modernizing and the adaptation of Western models to Meiji culture.

Japanese science, technology, and medicine left a long-lasting influence on China, Korea and Taiwan. Japan indeed became the model for other Asian countries who were desperately trying to modernize themselves. This unique success of Meiji Japan attracted the interest of Western scholarship including history of science, technology, and medicine.

The Meiji Restoration was a coup d’état that resulted in the dissolution of Japan’s feudal system of government and the restoration of the imperial system.

Members of the ruling samurai class had become concerned about the shogunate’s ability to protect the country as more Western countries attempted to “open” Japan after more than two hundred years of virtual isolation.

Meiji japan The meiji restoration was a chain of events that restored imperial rule to japan in The restoration and the end of the tokugawa shogun restored imperial rule over japan and brought about huge changes in japans political and social structure.

The end of the tokugaua shogunate led to the country being reopened.MEIJI MODERNIZATION HOW DID THE MEIJI STATE DEVELOP EDUCATION? WHAT WERE THE EFFECTS OF EDUCATIONAL REFORMS? Background A. Condition of education in late Tokugawa times Two kinds of schools in Japan before First, there were many thousands of small private schools for the commoners' children.

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Fukuzawa was an early Japanese advocate for reform. Fukuzawa's ideas about the organization of government and the structure of.