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An aspect of modern Japan´s overseas expansionism: the Taiwanese aboriginal territories in the early Meiji Japanese perspective

This study explores the significance of the Taiwanese aboriginal territories that Japanese political and military leaders founded in the early 1870s. In April 1874, Meiji Japan dispatched expeditionary forces to the aboriginal territories on the basis of two cases of atrocities that the aboriginal people had committed against their “subjects” several years earlier and their claim that part of the …