Unformatted text preview: analogous to the bourgeoisie in the French Revolution. However, the samurai were actually destroyed as a class during the Meiji Restoration (the feudal order was broken apart). Robert Bellah Tokugawa Religion-analyzed feudal life of Japan and see if there is an analogy to the Protestant Ethic in Japan. Shinkagu was to the rise of Japanese capitalism what the Protestant ethic was to the rise of “sober bourgeois capitalism”. Japan was the first Asian capitalism because there was a Protestant Ethic equivalent. Shunkagu emphasized making profit by the merchant class. It required diligence and frugality and respect for law, loyalty to superiors and thrift in this world....
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course SOC 110 taught by Professor Moskos during the Spring '08 term at Northwestern.
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