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Unformatted text preview: Asian American 10 Lecture 7 AGRICULTURE, RACE, LAW I. Tokugawa Bakufu How might we define Hawaiian Japanese nationalism? What kind of historical events and processes link these two archipelagos across the Asian Pacific? • Japan industrialized, went to UK, learned Western Skills. Hawaiians did the same. • There’s a sense of remembrance and amnesia (?) • Isolation links the two together. Japan by demand and Hawaii by geography. • Workers in early 1800s developed the sugar economy link. • Japan’s efforts to sustain itself, rose as an imperial nation to protect and raise themselves. They dissociated from outside connections etc… Hawaii saw themselves as a rising power as well. • Before Jap. Nationalism, long period of Sengoku (country at war) period. 1300s to 1500s when Japan was governed by Shoguns (military governors). • Lots of local/regional conflict, Japan loosely composed of 5 socio-economic classes. 1. Samurai (warriors) – top of chain 2. Peasants (farmers) 3. Artisans 4. Merchants (traders) 5. Burakumin (excluded class) • Shogun (in 1500s) tried to unify Kyusho, Shikoku, and Honshu. Efforts to bring peace and stability. These attempts led to Tokugawa Ieyasu. The Tokugawa Bakufu( Temporary replacement for Emperor’s rule 1600-1867) [a “tent gov’t”] • This created the Tokugawa Dynasty....
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- Winter '11
- japan, Samurai, Tokugawa shogunate, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shogun, Tokugawa Bakufu