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Tokugawa Japan by Inoue Mezaki

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Published by University of Tokyo Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Japan,
  • Asian / Middle Eastern history: c 1500 to c 1900,
  • Asia - Japan,
  • History: World,
  • History - General History

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8305371M
ISBN 100860084906
ISBN 109780860084907

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Books shelved as tokugawa-history: Reconfiguring Modernity: Concepts of Nature in Japanese Political Ideology by Julia Adeney Thomas, Anti-Foreignism and.   The Japan of was a very different society: practically every samurai was literate and it was a world in which books abounded. The transformation which had occurred in these two and a half centuries was an essential precondition for the success of the policy which the leaders of the Meiji Restoration were to by: Unification by Toyotomi Hideyoshi -- Japan's Christian century -- VIII. Tokugawa: Era of Peace -- Control of vassals -- Methods of rural control -- Control of theurban areas -- Control of Buddhist temples -- Closing of the country -- Growth of commerce -- Managing the economy -- Commerce as a calling -- IX. Intellectual Currents in Tokugawa Japan -- Variety of Tokugawa 4/5(1).   The Last Shogun: The Life of Tokugawa Yoshinobu was a well written, almost purely historical telling of the crumbling of traditional authority and the creation of a new state, told from the perspective of the individual who surrendered power to the throne, betraying his own advisers, retainers, and vassals, so that the new Japan could emerge /5(5).

  About the Book. Tokugawa Japan ranks with ancient Athens as a society that not only tolerated, but celebrated, male homosexual behavior. Few scholars have seriously studied the subject, and until now none have satisfactorily explained the origins of the tradition or elucidated how its conventions reflected class structure and gender roles. The sankin kōtai (lit., "alternate attendance") system was a device of the Tokugawa shogunate, the government of Japan from to , designed to insure political control by the regime over the daimyo, or territorial lords, who exercised virtually autonomous authority over the more than feudal states into which four-fifths of the country was divided. Japanese literature: Literature during the Tokugawa period (–) The restoration of peace and the unification of Japan were achieved in the early 17th century, and for approximately years the Japanese enjoyed almost uninterrupted peace. Tokugawa Japan ranks with ancient Athens as a society that not only tolerated, but celebrated, male homosexual behavior. Few scholars have seriously studied the subject, and until now none have satisfactorily explained the origins of the tradition or elucidated how its conventions reflected class structure and gender roles/5.

Tokugawa (tō´kōōgä´wä), family that held the shogunate (see shogun) and controlled Japan from to Founded by Ieyasu, the Tokugawa regime was a centralized feudalism. The Tokugawa themselves held approximately one fourth of the country in strategically located parcels, which they governed directly through a feudal bureaucracy. Tokugawa did not support Christianity - while the Ming dynasty had many religions flourish during this time. Ming dynasty supported foreign trade. Japan is run by imperialism + China is run by scholar mandarins; China had challenges of peasant rebellions and Japan had to maintain peace between their people.   The Tokugawa Shogunate defined modern Japanese history by centralizing the power of the nation's government and uniting its people. Before the Tokugawa took power in , Japan suffered through the lawlessness and chaos of the Sengoku  ("Warring States") period, which lasted from to Author: Kallie Szczepanski.   Read "The Japanese Economy in the Tokugawa Era, " by available from Rakuten Kobo. First published in Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa : Taylor And Francis.