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Bernard S. Silberman
University of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60637-5418)

Modern Japanese History: Activist (shishi) Movement in the Meiji Restoration, 1860-68

The proposed study is a description and an analysis of the development of a group of activists known as the shishi ("men of spirit," loyalists) whose activities in the years between, approximately, 1860-68 were a major element inbringing about the Meiji Resotration of 1868, the focal point of Japan's transformation into a modern state.

Project fields:
East Asian History

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$14,975 (approved)
$14,975 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1974 – 8/31/1975