apan and the West

apan and the West - apan and the West The Stability of the...

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apan and the West The Stability of the daimyo was threatened by: -- hardship in the rural villages (bandits and waste land) -- daimyo financial trouble -- rural entrepreneurs aspiring higher social status (education, carrying of sword, use of surnames) Samurai class under siege: -- impoverished -- threatened by wealthy commoners Rebellions: like in China, economic difficulties and volatile social stability led to rural rebellions 1838 Tenri-Kyo religious rebellion, see p. 327 textbook (China: Taiping rebellion)
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1841 Shogunate attempted to bring order to what it perceive as "urban vices": prostitution, gambling Bans on tea houses, mix bath houses, and other activities perceived as undermining public morality Trouble coming from abroad: 1639 1825 the Shogunate announced the closing of Japan. Only Dutch ships are allowed in Nagasaki. Shogunate concerned with social stability and fears the impact of Christianity June 8, 1853 Commodore Perry: -- Unequal treaty US-Japan (US ships can call in Shimoda and Hakodate and obtain supplies; US
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