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Unformatted text preview: nshu power in china in 1644- they were an ethnic group form NE- not hun though- not a seafaring power- showed that they could not rule out a threat from china - new power- Russia- Russian exlporers and naval personale- map outcoast of jap islands- people were fearful that they were exploring- - he says that they need to begin thinking a naval force- to protect from others- west info tension - should the knowledge from the west be good or should it be considered a threat- - in the same way as classics could be seen as dogmatic- in japan, there was not the same idea in china that there should be sharing of teachings- japan= martial arts- keeps secrets to himself - jap schoalrs regarded west ifno as meal ticket and didn’t want to share- so they stressed the impossibility of learnin dutch- this would allow others to study dutch and lessen their status kansei reforms- - under officials serving the bakfu - - - dealt with the problems in jap state- inflation in currency, increasing lack of respect shown to the bakfu by samurai, tensiosn withint the various demains, younger daimyo felt they were being stymied by the older samurai, low grade inflation increases therefore, stipends givne to samurai is less valuable- so they are either poor, or have to get a humiliating job- beginning in 1787- matsudaira instituted reforms measures- like stricter control over conduct of gov burs to avoid corruption- impose rent control in how much daimyo could extract from tent far...
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