a series of illustrated lectures
The Floating World
- BUREAUCRATIC JAPAN
( 1600 - 1868 )
illustrated presentation to follow consists of one hundred and forty-four
images (with accompanying written narration) displayed over a series of
more than seventy linked screen "pages". It should take approximately sixty
minutes to complete (depending largely on the speed of your modem connection).
The material included in
MILITARY - BUREAUCRATIC JAPAN covers six fundamental topics and themes:
To gain the most from the
presentation to follow, read through the accompanying terms
These will help you to organize the material discussed and to highlight
the most important points made in the written narration.
the historical process whereby
the leading military - bureaucratic power holders, the Tokugawa family,
came to control the centralized state;
the means used by the Tokugawa
to establish and maintain their control over the centralized military government
between 1600 and 1868;
the process of change and
devlopment taking place in Japan during this same period (despite Tokugawa
efforts to maintain an unchanging status quo orientation);
the various component parts
making up Japan's first truely popular cultural style, characterized as
"the floating world", which flourished in castletown and city;
the ways in which these developments served to undermine Tokugawa power
and authority; and ...
the legacy left by the Edward Sylvester Morse Collection of Japanese
Ethnology illustrating many of the features most closely associated with
the Military-Bureaucratic period.
As you proceed, be sure
to examine each image for visual information illustrating the point made
in the accompanying caption; figure out why that particular picture, diagram
or chart was included.
A written follow-up exercise
(on a page that can be printed out for your personal use) concludes the
presentation. A comment form for your reactions to the entire experience
has also been included.
on the button below to move to the next screen "page" in the presentation.