History of Japan

Isaac Meyer

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This podcast, assembled by a PhD student in History at the University of Washington, covers the entire span of Japanese history. Each week we'll tackle a new topic, ranging from prehistoric Japan to the modern day.

This podcast, assembled by a PhD student in History at the University of Washington, covers the entire span of Japanese history. Each week we'll tackle a new topic, ranging from prehistoric Japan to the modern day. Show more

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Episode 126 - The Fall of the Samurai, Part 9

Published Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:51:13 -0800

This week, we'll move into the tumultuous events of 1863. Challenges foreign and domestic are going to upset the balance of ...

Episode 125 - The Fall of the Samurai, Part 9

Published Sat, 21 Nov 2015 04:00:00 -0800

This week, we'll move into the messy early/mid 1860s and look at the doomed attempt to bridge the gap between the Tokugawa and ...

Episode 124 - The Fall of the Samurai, Part 8

Published Fri, 13 Nov 2015 13:48:29 -0800

This week, the turbulent politics following the death of Ii Naosuke will result in the rise of one of the most famous symbols ...

Episode 123 - The Fall of the Samurai, Part 7

Published Sat, 07 Nov 2015 02:00:00 -0800

This week, Ii Naosuke will try to right the ship of state by any means necessary. However, his reassertion of Tokugawa ...

Episode 122 - The Fall of the Samurai, Part 6

Published Sat, 31 Oct 2015 04:00:00 -0700

This week, we explore the beginnings of opposition against the bakufu. The Harris Treaty will prove deeply divisive, and before ...