To Stand with the Nations of the World

Japan's Meiji Restoration in World History
Author(s): 
Ravina, Mark
ISBN: 
9780195327717
Date published: 
December 2017
Hardback
Price: 
£19.99

In 1868, samurai radicals overthrew the last shogun in the name of ancient Japanese ways. Then they took an opposite course, building a modern Japanese state with the help of Western advisors. This book explains the paradox of the Meiji Restoration: revering the ancient past while embracing the foreign and new.