Jap 50 - Brief Description

Jap 50 - Brief Description - A1 The Edo(Tokugawa...

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A1. The Edo (Tokugawa) Period (1603-1867) Final period of traditional Japan Internal peace, political stability, and economic growth The social order was frozen – mobility between four classes was prohibited. Feared that foreign ideas and military intervention would break political stability. Shoguns viewed missionaries as a threat to their rule. 1630s – complete ban on Christianity From 1633 onward, Japanese forbidden to travel abroad/return from overseas – foreign contact limited to Dutch and Chinese A2. The Meiji Period A3. The Taisho Period (1912-1926) Taisho financial and political crisis Health of new emperor (Taisho) was weak – shift of political power from old oligarchic group of genro (elder statesmen) to the Diet and democratic parties 1918 – Hara Takashi became first commoner to serve as prime minister Time of liberal movement - Calls raised for universal suffrage Public discontent with growing national debt and new election laws 1921 – Washington Conference – France, Great Britain, Japan, US joined to encourage Chinese self-development and open door
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