Writing : Please post an essay of at least 750 words about how Japan viewed its
Writing : Please post an essay of at least 750 words about how Japan viewed its place in Asia, and try to include at least one reference from contemporary sources (cf Huffman.) Was there a sense among Japanese leaders of what we might call “manifest destiny” in the region? What do you think might have caused this to develop? How did “the West” respond to this idea and the attendant actions it caused? What were the consequences for other Asian countries? Reading : McClain, pp. 283-312 Huffman, pp. 75-79 Hane, pp. 206-245 1) Farming and Family Life, Morals and Mores through Lifestyle, Modernization until the section on Noma Seiji. 2) Child Abandonment and Prostitution, including the section on the Karayuki and the Reform Movement abroad 3) Coal Mining, including the sections on Koreans in the Mines during the Imperial era

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