HST 369 Notes - Week 14

HST 369 Notes - Week 14 - HST 369 Notes Week 14 11/26/07...

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11/26/07 Commerce and the Floating World Farmers/Peasants - contractual obligation to pay taxes - largely self-policing - Generally improved yields, but often had high taxation Artisans and Merchants (chōnin) Neo-confucianism - Confucius - Buddha - Lao Tzu Cheng Brothers Zhu Xi Intellectual Trends in Tokugawa Japan Neo-confucianism - Zhu Xi school - Wang Yangming schooly Ancient Learning National Learning (kokugaku) Zhu Xi – understand the true nature of existence, the nature of things, their place in society and the responsibility that role has. Wang Yangming – knowledge = action Ancient learning – focused on Confucius and Mencius (going back to the original) National Learning – Wanted to free themselves from Chinese influence. Thought Chinese learned corrupted. 11/28/07 Edo Prints in the MSU Collection Edo Urban Culture Edo Popular Culture Ukiyo the “Floating World” - Yoshiwara pleasure quarters - Bunraku and kabuki theatre - Haiku and renga poetry - Ukiyo-e woodblock prints
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HST 369 Notes - Week 14 - HST 369 Notes Week 14 11/26/07...

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