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HIS 372 / 572,
THE HISTORY OF EARLY MODERN JAPAN


CLASS SCHEDULE
ESTABLISHING THE TOKUGAWA SYSTEM

Tuesday, February 12, 2008:  
ESTABLISHING THE TOKUGAWA STATE: THE ROLE OF MILITARY AUTHORITY AND
THE SYSTEMATIC ORGANIZATION OF POLITICAL POWER

KISSATEN DISCUSSION:
Establishing "Centralized Feudalism" in Japan

Thursday, February 14, 2008: 
CONTROLING THE SOCIAL ORDER AND

ESTABLISHING ECONOMIC SUPPORT AND CONTROLS

WRITING SKILLS ASSESSMENT PROJECT DUE

Tuesday, February 19, 2008: 
DISCUSSION: THE PHILOSOPHICAL JUSTIFICATION FOR TOKUGAWA POWER
 

RESEARCH ESSAY TOPIC CHOICE AND WORKING  BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR SECOND RESEARCH ESSAY DUE

READING ASSIGNMENT:

Minear, Richard H. "A Closed Society: 1600 - 1853", "The Old Values" and "Fuji-ichi the Tycoon" in Through Japanese Eyes, Volume 1, New York: The Center for International and Education, 1987, pages 41 - 59. 

Tucker, Mary Ellen. "Kaibara Ekken's Precepts on the Family", Reading 2 in Tanabe, Jr., (ed), Religions of Japan in Practice, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000, pages 38 - 52.


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This site has been prepared by Lee A. Makela (l.makela@csuohio.edu) for the use of students at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, who are enrolled in HIS 372/572, The History of Early Modern Japan during the Spring Semester of the 2007 - 2008 Academic Year; please contact him with any comments.  
 Last revised: January 15, 2008