Digital Meijis: Revisualizing Modern Japanese History at 150

The Meiji at 150 Digital Teaching Resource is a collaborative effort of the UBC Library, the Museum of Anthropology, the Centre for Japanese Research, the Department of History, and the Department of Asian Studies to promote the study of Japanese history and culture using digital materials from UBC collections.

Curated and edited by Dr. Tristan Grunow of UBC’s History Department, and librarian Naoko Kato, Digital Meijis: Revisualizing Modern Japanese History at 150 presents open-source scholarly content that will be useful for educators and academics looking for new images and topics to introduce into their classroom teaching, while highlighting the academic research possible using UBC’s special collections and digital materials.

In this TLEF project, we used the BCcampus Pressbooks platform, a publishing tool available to all instructors and staff in BC post-secondary institutions, to produce printed and an openly available e-version of the Digital Meijis resource.