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This week, we’re talking about Christianity during the Bakumatsu Period — the era that saw the forced opening of Japan and the collapse of samurai government. How did debates around Christianity figure in to this turbulent time in Japanese history?https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/historyofjapan/History_of_Japan_350_mixdown.mp3
Abe, Yoshiya. “From Prohibition to Toleration: Japanese Government Views Regarding Christianity, 1854-73.” Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 5, No 2/3 (Jun-Sept, 1978).
Farge, William J. “The Japanese Fear of Christianity and European Nationalism in the Diplomacy of Commodore Matthew C. Perry.” Japan Studies Review 11 (2007).
State Department Communiques from 1868; you can follow this link to see an American perspective on religious laws in the early Meiji state.