Teaching about East Asia through Graphic Novels
The Satsuma Rebellion: Illustrated Japanese History – The Last Stand of the Samurai. Written by Sean Michael Wilson. Illustrated by Akiko Shimojima.
This graphic novel describes the Uprising of 1877, when the Old-Style Samurai, led by Saigo Takamori, fought modernization by the Meiji government, and were crushed in a conflict with the Imperial Army that ended Samurai power in Japan.