Early Modern Japan

ISBN-10: 0520203569
ISBN-13: 9780520203563
Edition: N/A
Authors: Conrad Totman
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 8/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.354
Language: English

This thoughtfully organized survey of Japan's early modern period (1568-1868) is a remarkable blend of political, economic, intellectual, literary, and cultural history. The only truly comprehensive study in English of the Tokugawa period, it also introduces a new ecological perspective, covering natural disasters, resource use, demographics, and river control.

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Introduction
Background
Geography and Climate
The Human Legacy
Early Modern Japan: An Overview
The Era of Pacification, 1570-1630
The Politics of Pacification
The Economics of Pacification
Culture and Pacification
The Tokugawa Heyday, 1630-1710
The Politics of Order
Economic Growth and Change
The Blossoming of Political Thought
Aesthetics and the Rise of Ukiyo
Ecological Trends: The Period of Growth
Struggling to Stand Still, 1710-1790
Ecological Trends: The Period of Stasis (I)
Ecological Trends: The Period of Stasis (II)
Yoshimune and the Kyoho Reform
The Politics of Stasis, 1751-1790
Thought and Society: The Eighteenth Century
The Later Years of Early Tokugawa Arts and Letters
The Erosion of Stability, 1790-1850
Later Tokugawa Arts and Letters
Thought and Society, 1790-1850
The Best of Times, 1790-1825
The Worst of Times, 1825-1850
Epilogue: Breaking Up and Breaking Out, 1850-1870
App. A. Year Periods (Nengo), 1570-1868
App. B. Dates of Tokugawa Shogun
App. C. Early Modern Emperors Mentioned in the Text
Glossary of Japanese Terms
Suggestions for Further Reading in English
Index

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