HST 369 Notes - The Taika Reforms

HST 369 Notes - The Taika Reforms - HST 369 Notes The Taika...

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HST 369 Notes – The Taika Reforms 9/7/07 Discussion Questions: 1. What were the Taika reforms? What kinds of changes did the produce in seventh century society? What political concerns may have motivated them? 2. Hesselink is primarily focused on the murder of Soga no Iruka. As he describes it, what was the older view of that murder (i.e., why did scholars used to think it was important?)? How does Hesselink’s interpretation differ from the old view? What kinds of things does Hesselink look at that leads him to challenge the old view? Book Notes: Hane – The Taika Reforms People worried about the Soga Clan and the possibility of T’ang China taking over Korea Nakatomi-no-Kamatari (611-669): descendant of those foes of the Soga during Buddhist controversy; founder of the Fujiwaras The removal of the Soga and the subsequent reforms were to strengthen the imperial family and weaken the powerful families 702 Taihō Code Government reorganized
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