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The Revolutionary Origins of Modern Japan

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Paperback, 272 pages
Published February 1st 1990 by Stanford University Press (first published 1990)
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Chelsea Szendi
I like that Huber emphasizes the violence and disjuncture that accompanied the birth of Japan as a modern state. I disagree strongly, however, with his implication that the advent of modernity put an end to violence, and improved the lives of the masses. Also, however "revolutionary" in terms of "incredibly rapidly changing" the Meiji Restoration was, I do not think it left a very powerful revolutionary legacy of the kind Huber argues for.
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