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JAPN1011: Further Instructions on Essay 1 (15 February 2020)Primary Source AnalysesYour essay should focus onclose reading and analysis of the document, and shouldnotrepeat thecontents of my online lecture. For example, in my lecture I discussed issues such as (1) thesignificance of firearms for the political unification of Japan following the Warring States period, and(2) the importance of Christianity as a reason for the Tokugawa shogunate’s restriction of Europeancontacts to the Dutch. You should not write about these sorts of issues, since they are not in theprimary sources. Instead, you should explain how reading this primary source helps you develop anunderstanding of Japanese historybeyondthe content offered of the lecture.Be specific. For example, when discussing the limitations of a source, it is not enough write that “thissource was written from one perspective, and it does not consider alternative perspectives”: this

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