How do you explain the “Meiji Miracle” which generally refers to Japan’s rapid modernization after the imperial restoration in 1868 but which should also reflect Japan’s ability to largely avoid the assaults upon its sovereignty that undermined Qing China?
history, there have been many instances of a change in a culture because of
foreign influence. Many times, these changes bring about positive modernization
resulting from influences from a more advanced civilization. Nineteenth century
Japan is a prime example of persuasion from a foreign power. After the
American, Commodore Perry, entered Japan demanding extended rights for American
sailors, Japanese society completely turned inside out and adopted Western
influences. However, to completely understand these changes, there must be a
full understanding of Japanese society starting with the rise of Tokugawa
Mar 25th, 2015
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