Meiji Japanese who sought to improve China

Jan 19, 2013

Meiji Japanese who sought to improve China

by Florian Coulmas

ASIA FOR THE ASIANS: China in the Lives of Five Meiji Japanese, by Paula S. Harrell. Merwin Asia, 2012, 407 pp., $35 (paperback) The radical makeover Japan prescribed itself in the course of the Meiji reforms, driven by entirely justified fear of Western domination, ...