The Tokugawa World

Covering a variety of features of the Tokugawa world including the physical landscape, economy, art and literature, religion and thought, and education and science, this volume is essential reading for all students and scholars of early ...

The Tokugawa World

With over 60 contributions, The Tokugawa World presents the latest scholarship on early modern Japan from an international team of specialists in a volume that is unmatched in its breadth and scope. In its early modern period, under the Tokugawa shoguns, Japan was a world apart. For over two centuries the shogun’s subjects were forbidden to travel abroad and few outsiders were admitted. Yet in this period, Japan evolved as a nascent capitalist society that could rapidly adjust to its incorporation into the world system after its forced "opening" in the 1850s. The Tokugawa World demonstrates how Japan’s early modern society took shape and evolved: a world of low and high cultures, comic books and Confucian academies, soba restaurants and imperial music recitals, rigid enforcement of social hierarchy yet also ongoing resistance to class oppression. A world of outcasts, puppeteers, herbal doctors, samurai officials, businesswomen, scientists, scholars, blind lutenists, peasant rebels, tea-masters, sumo wrestlers, and wage workers. Covering a variety of features of the Tokugawa world including the physical landscape, economy, art and literature, religion and thought, and education and science, this volume is essential reading for all students and scholars of early modern Japan.

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The Tokugawa World
Language: en
Pages: 1198
Authors: Gary P. Leupp, De-min Tao
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-21 - Publisher: Routledge

With over 60 contributions, The Tokugawa World presents the latest scholarship on early modern Japan from an international team of specialists in a volume that is unmatched in its breadth and scope. In its early modern period, under the Tokugawa shoguns, Japan was a world apart. For over two centuries
China in the Tokugawa World
Language: en
Pages: 137
Authors: Marius B. Jansen, Professor Marius B Jansen
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

This engaging book challenges the traditional notion that Japan was an isolated nation cut off from the outside world in the early modern era. This familiar story of seclusion, argues master historian Marius B. Jansen, results from viewing the period solely in terms of Japan's ties with the West, at
Shogun
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: A. L. Sadler
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-07-10 - Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

This book tells the fascinating history of the life of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu — Japan's most famous Shogun. Since its initial appearance, A.L.Sadler's imposing biography of the Japanese Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu has been recognized as an outstanding contribution to the knowledge of Japanese history. It is also considered the standard
Male Colors
Language: en
Pages: 310
Authors: Gary P. Leupp
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher:

"An invaluable resource for anyone seeking a history of the representation of homosexuality in Japan."--Sandra Buckley, author of "Broken Silence: Voices of Japanese Feminism" "Opens a window on the complex and varied patterns of sexual relations between males in early modern Japan. Imperative reading for anyone concerned with human sexual
The Sakoku Edicts and the Politics of Tokugawa Hegemony
Language: en
Pages: 217
Authors: Michael S. Laver
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01 - Publisher: Cambria Press

In the major literature on early modern Japan, the sakoku (closed country) edicts lurk in the background, and while scholars are generally aware of the major tenets of the policy, for example, the inability of Japanese to travel abroad or the clampdown on Christianity, the specifics of the edicts have