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).
- Monday, January 27th, 2020, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Monday, February 3rd, 2020, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Monday, February 10th, 2020
- Monday, February 17th, 2020
- Monday, February 24th, 2020
- 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
You can view this collection on Goodreads.
Saipan: The Battle That Doomed Japan in World War II
Down and Out in Late Meiji Japan
The Japanese Empire: Grand Strategy from the Meiji Restoration to the Pacific War
Dangerous Beauties and Dutiful Wives: Popular Portraits of Women in Japan, 1905-1925
Miracle at Midway
The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-45
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan