Social structure of Tokugawa Japan 16th century
Japans divergence from East Asia- distance and social organization
Feudalism in East Asia- is there a genuinely feudal system in 1600s-1800s? European
feudalism as a model? Feudal power larger nu
Imperialism and colonialism in East Asia had a tremendous impact on the culture and
history of the area. Imperialism and colonialism served as a threat to traditions and customs in
East Asia but it also helped these countries modernize in a way that was n
Empire and the Treaty System
Contemporary developments with Ming/ early Qing, Tokugawa Japan, Choson Korea
Le Dynasty (1428-1788) independence from tributary rule by Ming China
Continuing influence of Ming cultural and institutional nor
HIST 218 Class Notes
January 9, 2013
East Asia within Asia
- East Asia Latecomer or early center of modernity?
- Two factors of East Asian modernity: cultural and economic elements
- Integrated trade and the general background of Classical Chinese languag
1) What factors (political, cultural, and economic) lead to the opium wars? Discuss at least
two reason behind the conflict, the major parties involved, and identity the official date of
the opening of hostilities?
The best exam answers will n
HIST 218: Modern East Asian History Coursepack Notes
Chapter 1 Foundations, Traditions, Commonalities
China: where complex political organization first began
o 1600s: most living South of the Great Wall (better Climate)
Choson Period Korea
Choson dynasty (1392-1910)
Division of government- 2 branches. Civil and Military
Civil service- the formation of elites; training and cultivation of intellectuals, politicians,
Central topics: importance of classical
What is Modernity?
Chinas modernization was much better because it was done internally and not externally.
Europes influence of Asia did not lead to a success in modernization.
Lu Shun is the father of modern literature in China. He started
Similarities between China, Korea, Vietnam and Japan
Chinese traditional language
Qing Dynasty 1644-1911
Li Zicheng a former postal attendant led a rebellion and seized Beijing and this was the
The Meiji Restoration
Meiji Restoration of 1868 beginnings of establishment of modern Japan
How to exit the crisis of the late Tokugawa feudalism?
Domain and regional conflict, weakening central Tokugawa household, rising rate and
The birth of colonialism
Asia in the European imagination; Asia and the West
Asia as the locus of global trade; pre-national situation
History of imperialism
Early exploration of Asia by land; from 1500 onwards, the exploration o
Exam #1 Review
Practice Question: Identify the main causes of the conflict, identify key figures of the
conflict and to know at least what year it started Opium War
1839 (to 1842)
Why is there opium in China?
o British trade deficit (impact of silver: f