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Lecture10 - Christie Hua 2/17/10 LECTURE 10 SOCIAL CLASSES...

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Christie Hua 2/17/10 LECTURE 10 SOCIAL CLASSES OF TOKUGAWA JAPAN I. process of freezing the social classes began with Toyotomi Hideyoshi and continued in the Tokgawa Period a. samurai b. peasants c. craftsmen d. merchants e. priests, other professionals f. pariahs, entertainers II. Tokugawa period a. Rice –based economy b. People are paid in bushels of rice c. Rice exchanged for cash, which would to be used to buy things d. Gave rise to central markets e. Merchants extremely wealthy class i. Samurai gradually become impoverished III. Tokugawa villages a. Agricultural villages b. Mountain villages (upland and forest production) c. Fishing villages IV. Tokugawa provincial towns a. Castle towns i. Samurai who tend to the castle ii. Artisans who make cups, clothes, etc. that supply castle iii. High hilly part of city (ex. Edo) b. Port towns i. Twenty that were pretty large ii. Communciation and transport that took place over sea c. Religious centers i. Towns that grow up outside the gates of shinto shrines
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Lecture10 - Christie Hua 2/17/10 LECTURE 10 SOCIAL CLASSES...

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