Dissertation > History, geography > Asian History > East Asia > Japan > Modern History ( 1868 ~)

The Analysis on the Process of Urbanization in Meiji Japan

Author ChenLu
Tutor YaoChuanDe
School Suzhou University
Course World History
Keywords Japan Meiji period Urbanization Industrialization
CLC K313.4
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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The urbanization of the Meiji period in Japan is an important stage of urbanization in Japan , can be broadly divided into two periods . First period, the preparation stage of urbanization , the main features of the urban form by feudal city transition to the modern city , the rise of a group of modern industrial , commercial , cultural , military city . In this process of change , the Meiji government has played a leading role . Into the 1890s the rise of the industrial revolution into the second period , Japan's initial industrialization , the city 's economy is becoming increasingly apparent , with the strengthening of the professional division of labor between the city , the formation of Keihin , Hanshin , Kitakyushu The big cities belt . Industrialization is the main driving force of urbanization during this period . The urbanization of the Meiji period brought great impact to the socio-economic development in Japan : it promote the industrialization process , deepen rural commercialization , thereby changing the urban-rural relations . At the same time , during this period of the Meiji government policy inheritance, such as successive governments after the household registration policy , urban planning , compared with development. Although there are some problems also in the process of urbanization in the Meiji period in Japan , but Japan's experience of today 's China is still quite reference .

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