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George S. Elison
Indiana University, Bloomington (Bloomington, IN 47405-7000)

The Historigraphy of the Meiji Restoration

ABSTRACT: Study of modern Japanese reactions to the Meiji Restoration, the restoration of Imperial Rule in 1868 which marked the beginning of Japan's modern era. Throughout the century since the event, Japanese scholars have produce a vast body of interpretative material. The interpreting voices have been discordant and dogmatic. Modern Japanese historians have been obsessed with the need to explain the Restoration's meaning and their views of the Restoration have had a direct bearing upon their attitutdes toward the society in which they live. Fellow's study to explore relationship between historians' views of the Restoration and their attitudes toward contemporary problems. Fellow to work in collaboration with Professor George Macklin Wilson of Indiana University. Two-volume work.

Project fields:
History, General

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$9,500 (approved)
$9,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1970 – 9/30/1971