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Japan During the Meiji (1868-1912) and Showa (1913-1989) Eras

The NCTA seminar “Japan During the Meiji (1868-1912) and Showa (1913-1989) Eras” explored Japan’s emergence as a global economic and military power. From the seeds of the Edo social transformation, Meiji Japan became the first non-Western power to industrialize. This transformation took place within a remarkable three decades, during which Japan’s economic growth was matched only by its military and imperial advances. Participants joined Boise State University Professor Shelton Woods and explored the details of how this monumental development resulted in regional and global shifts of power.

This seminar was offered at no cost to current, in-service teachers, and was sponsored by the East Asia Resource Center (EARC) in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington with funding from a Freeman Foundation grant in support of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA).

Program Details

In-person sessions:

  • MondayJanuary 27th, 2020, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Monday, February 3rd, 2020, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Online sessions:

  • Monday, February 10th, 2020
  • Monday, February 17th, 2020
  • Monday, February 24th, 2020

Program Benefits

  • Books and materials provided
  • Dinner and parking provided at the two face-to-face meetings
  • $100 stipend for the purchase of additional materials
  • A one-year subscription to Education About Asia
  • Optional two-credits of professional development through Boise State University

Program Leader

Shelton Woods


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