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When Japan became an imperialist nation. This slide is not mine

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  • 1. Jwhen Japan became anImperialistnation
  • 2. Great Britain Lord of the Rings Narnia Harry Potter
  • 3. There is always a need to change and adapt To innovate
  • 4. Japan became an Imperialistnation
  • 5. Japan Changes Direction During the Meiji Era: 1868 - 1912 Commodore Matthew Perry
  • 6. 1853 – CommodoreMatthew Perry “Opens Up” Japan toWestern Trade!
  • 7. W Did the U. S. W hat ant??  Coaling stations.  More trading partners.  A haven for ship-wrecked sailors.
  • 8. Perry’s “Black Ships”
  • 9. The Treaty of Kanagawa - 1854
  • 10. Japan Learns a Lesson!In 1862, just before the start of theMeiji period, Tokugawa sent officials andscholars to China to study the situationthere. A Japanese recorded in his diaryfrom Shanghai…The Chinese have become servants to theforeigners. Sovereignty may belong toChina but in fact its no more than acolony of Great Britain and France.
  • 11. China’s “Unequal Treaties” After the Opium War of 1839-1842, Japan was convinced that it had to Open Up to the West.
  • 12. The Meiji Revolt - 1868 A powerful group of samurai overthrow the Shogun. Sakamoto Ryoma, the hero. He helped Japan emerge from feudalism into a unified modern state.
  • 13. The Shogunate Is Overthrown! The last Shogun. Tokugawa Yoshinobu.
  • 14. The Emperor Is “Restored” to Power MEIJI  “Enlightened Rule”
  • 15. Newspaper Cartoon, 1870s?Enlightened Half-Enlightened Un-Enlightened
  • 16. Modernization by “Selective Borrowing” Popular board game. Start by leaving Japan & studying in various Western capitals. End by returning to Japan and becoming a prominent government official.
  • 17. European Goods Europe began to “loom large” in the thinking of many Japanese. New slogan: Japanese Spirit; Western Technology!
  • 18. The Japanese Became Obsessed with W estern Styles Civilization and Enlightenment!
  • 19. Everything Western Was Fashionable!
  • 20. Everything Western Was Fashionable! Japanese soldiers with their wives.
  • 21. The Rulers Set the Tone with W estern DressEmperor Meiji Empress Haruko (1868- 1912)
  • 22. Changing Women’s Fashions1900 Styles The First “Miss Japan” (1908)
  • 23. Westernize Westernize Abolition Abolition Land Land the School the School of the of the Redistribution Redistribution System System feudal system feudal system (Fr. & Ger.) (Fr. & Ger.) Modern Modern Modernize Meiji Banking Banking Modernize System System the Army the Army (Prussian) (Prussian) Reforms Written WrittenConstitutionConstitution Build a Build a (Germans) (Germans) Modern Navy Modern Navy (British) (British) Human Rights Human Rights Emperor Emperor & Religious & Religious Worship Worship Freedom Freedom Intensified Intensified
  • 24. A Constitutional Government Copied from the Germans Satsuma & Choshu Families The Emperor of Japan The Diet 1889 Constitution (Legislative Body) of Japan House of HouseRepresentatives of Peers
  • 25. Expansionism& the Rise of Military Power New players on the block?
  • 26. Sino-Japanese War: 1894-1895The Meiji Emperor was in Hiroshima during the Sino-Japanese War
  • 27. Soldiers on the Battlefield During the Sino-Japanese W arThe Treaty of Shimonoseki ended the war.
  • 28. Today—Tensions Between China & Japan  Offshore gas field in the East China Sea reveals recently strained relations between China & Japan.  Tension over disputed gas field on the rise, exacerbating mutual mistrust dating back to the Sino-Japanese War.EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone.
  • 29. The Russo-Japanese War: 1904-1905 The Battle of Tsushima:The results startled the world!
  • 30. President Teddy Roosevelt Mediates the PeaceThe Treaty of Portsmouth,ended the Russo-Japanese War.
  • 31. Japan Annexes Korea
  • 32. Japan Is a Player in China
  • 33. Competition from Another “Pacific” Power Is on the Horizon
  • 34. The U. S. “Great White Fleet”
  • 35. But, Japanese Power Would Grow . . .