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The Meiji period (1868-1910)

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Alternate title:The Meiji period (1868-1912)
Summary:The arrival of Commodore Perry in 1854 marked the stage for Japan's dramatic leap from the Middle Ages into modernity. The ports of Japan were forced open; the English, French, Russians, and Dutch promptly demanded-and got-the same privileges. In 1868, the last shogun gave way to a 15-year-old emperor, who dressed in Western-style clothes. Edo became Tokyo, education became a national passion, and the dichotomy between ancient shared values and new imported styles and forms deepened as the Japanese learned colonialism as well, spreading their influence and their sovereignty in Formosa and Korea. Originally produced in 1985 for the French series: Japon, le rêve et l'histoire. English version produced in 1989.
Creator:Antoine, Jean
Contributor:Lanchester, Robert
Provider:Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Société nationale de télévision en couleur "Antenne 2."
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Continent:Asia
Geographical subject – Country:Japan
Topical subjects:Japan -- History -- Meiji period, 1868-1912
Japan -- Civilization -- 1868-1912
Japan -- Foreign relations -- 1868-1912
Genre:Historical television programs
Educational television programs
Documentary television programs
Credits:A co-production of Antenne 2 ... [et al.] ; written and directed by Jean Antoine ; narrator, Robert Lanchester.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Government, Law, Politics
Films@UM Browse terms:Japan
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