Read Japanese Literature

Meiji Literature and Japan’s Most Famous Literary Cat

April 13, 2022 Alison Fincher Season 1 Episode 8
Read Japanese Literature
Meiji Literature and Japan’s Most Famous Literary Cat
Show Notes

In this episode, we’re looking at the Meiji Era of Japanese history and its literature.

  • The shogunate is replaced.
  • Japan looks outward to the West and inward toward itself.
  • And a man named Natsume Sōseki chronicles it all from the perspective of a stray cat.

Notes and sources are available on the podcast episode webpage.