November 20 2015: Weapons for the Revolution: the Meiji Restoration and the International Arms Trade
The Meiji Restoration of 1868 has been studied for almost 150 years so one would not expected significant re-interpretations at this stage. My presentation will approach the Meiji Restoration Period from the perspective of new advances in global history and explore a hitherto neglected but seminal topic in shifting the domestic balance of power and legitimacy in Japan itself and in East Asia at large: the international arms trade and its lasting political and economic implications.
Harald Fuess studied History and Japanese Studies at the Universities of Princeton (B.A.), Tokyo and Harvard (M.A., Ph.D.), and is now Professor for Cultural Economic History at Heidelberg University.
Venue: Lipsius 0.11
Time: 15:00-17:00 hours
Date: November 20, 2015