Samurai to Soldier: Remaking Military Service in Nineteenth-Century Japan (Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University)

Samurai to Soldier Remaking Military Service in Nineteenth Century Japan Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute Columbia University In Samurai to Soldier D Colin Jaundrill rewrites the military history of nineteenth century Japan In fifty years spanning the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate and the rise of the Meiji nation state

  • Title: Samurai to Soldier: Remaking Military Service in Nineteenth-Century Japan (Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University)
  • Author: D. Colin Jaundrill Benjamin A. Haynes Melissa Haynes
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  • Page: 167
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  • Samurai to Soldier: Remaking Military Service in Nineteenth-Century Japan (Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University)

    In Samurai to Soldier, D Colin Jaundrill rewrites the military history of nineteenth century Japan In fifty years spanning the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate and the rise of the Meiji nation state, conscripts supplanted warriors as Japan s principal arms bearers The most common version of this story suggests that the Meiji institution of compulsory military serviceIn Samurai to Soldier, D Colin Jaundrill rewrites the military history of nineteenth century Japan In fifty years spanning the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate and the rise of the Meiji nation state, conscripts supplanted warriors as Japan s principal arms bearers The most common version of this story suggests that the Meiji institution of compulsory military service was the foundation of Japan s efforts to save itself from the imperial ambitions of the West and set the country on the path to great power status Jaundrill argues, to the contrary, that the conscript army of the Meiji period was the culmination and not the beginning of a long process of experimentation with military organization and technology.Jaundrill traces the radical changes to Japanese military institutions, as well as the on field consequences of military reforms in his accounts of the Boshin War 1868 1869 and the Satsuma Rebellions of 1877 He shows how pre 1868 developments laid the foundations for the army that would secure Japan s Asian empire.

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    1. Margaret Sankey

      Jaundrill traces the path of Japanese military modernization--not from the Meiji restoration, but from long before, when study of "Dutch" knowledge, translation of European military manuals and possession of gunpowder weapons were of keen interest to the shogunate and the devolved power bases of provincial nobles. It was especially smart to track the careers of some of the key innovators, like Otori Keisuke through the transitions to show the continuity and the means by which Japan harnessed nat [...]

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