Essays Tagged: "Tokugawa shogunate"


olicy. He was then assassinated by the Hideyoshi, who later became the second shogun. Then in 1603, Tokugawa became the first shogun to successfully unify Japan. His shogunate endured for more than 26 ... gunate endured for more than 260 year, the largest period of uninterrupted peace Japan ever enjoyed.Tokugawa shogunate maintained order through social and political control. In an effort to prevent Eu ...

(2 pages) 139 0 3.1 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

What led to the downfall of the Tokugawa shogunate.

The Tokugawa Shogunate came into power in 1603 when Tokugawa Ieyasu, after winning the great battle of S ... rule Japan for the next 250 years.There was a combination of factors that led to the demise of the Tokugawa Shogunate. The advantages that the rule of the Tokugawa bought to Japan, such as extended p ... ition, the daimyo role also changed because of constrictions and expectations placed on them by the Tokugawa government. Trying to maintain this expensive way of life led to an increase of tax on the ...

(2 pages) 93 0 3.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

The Meiji Restoration.

d to a dramatic change in the political and social structure of Japan following the downfall of the Tokugawa period. This period, called the Meiji period, lasted for 4 years (1866-1869), changing the ... h country and strong army" (fokoku kyohei).A new government was formed, eradicating the traditional Tokugawa* government of shoguns* and samurais who formerly had complete power over the Japanese gove ...

(6 pages) 126 0 3.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Modernisation of Japan during the Meiji Restoration.

: in 1872 the Meiji government abandoned the previous class dress restrictions when Japan was under Tokugawa Shogunate control and adopted in 1872 the wearing of Western dress for all court and offici ...

(6 pages) 142 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Education In Japan

nfluenced Japanese education. From about 1640 to 1868, during Japan's period of seclusion under the Tokugawa shoguns, Buddhist temple schools called terakoya assumed responsibility for education and m ...

(2 pages) 130 3 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Tokugawa Japan Based on "Life in traditional Japan" by Charles Dunn Ancient Japan

Charles Dunn's book Everyday Life in Traditional Japan is extremely detailed in every aspect of Tokugawa Japan. It portrays Japanese society as divided by social classes, but also I think it was t ... e farmers keep a portion of the rice they grew, but as in all societies these farmers hoarded rice. Tokugawa Japan was so well organized that it accounted for everything, the hoarding of rice and the ...

(2 pages) 65 0 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

The Meiji Restoration and foreign policy...the interaction with the western powers

powered ships in 1853 was invasive yet effective - he pulled into port in Japan demanding that the Tokugawa Shogunate open up the country 2 diplomatic & open commercial relations with the United ...

(2 pages) 71 1 3.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Meiji era Influence on Modern Japan

onal development on some level. The beginnings of democracy in Japan were seen at the defeat of the Tokugawa shoguns, and the signing of an oath in 1868, by a new emperor, hurling the nation into an " ... gth of his rule and the modernization of Japan. A group of distinguished Shoguns which had defeated Tokugawa closely advised Hirohito, 15 at the time, to quickly act to advance and enrich Japanese cul ...

(4 pages) 48 0 3.4 Dec/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Society Under the Tokugawa Shogunate

Life in Tokugawa Japan was strictly hierarchical with the population divided among four distinct classes: sa ... tion divided among four distinct classes: samurai, farmers, craftspeople, and traders. Prior to the Tokugawa period there was some movement among these classes, but the Tokugawa shoguns, intent upon m ... were less successful, however, in maintaining the rigid boundaries separating the other classes.The Tokugawa shoguns did not promote change like many of the emperors of China did. The idea of stabilit ...

(2 pages) 74 1 1.7 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Isolaion policies between Japan and China

Japan. They became skeptical and put down traditional Japanese beliefs. Afterward, 30,000 shook the Tokugawa regime. Most of the rebels were Christian, shoguns persecuted Christians. This was the firs ...

(1 pages) 25 0 3.8 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Police System In Japan

istorical development, during the Edo period - we are talking about the years 1600 - 1868 here, the Tokugawa Shogunate ( the form of those days governing the country ) developed elaborate police syste ...

(3 pages) 12 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Decline Of Feudalism

ore the arrival of Commodore Perry in 1853? Japan was a feudal society in the time that the Tokugawa Shogunate was ruling. Like the Qing period in China, the Tokugawa period was a long, stable ... s a long, stable rule because it was very closed, hermetically sealed even. However, little did the Tokugawa know, Japan¡¦s stability of feudalism would lead to its own decline. There was ...

(4 pages) 24 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History


t half of the 20th century.While the roots of Japanese militarism were planted with the fall of the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1868, it wasn’t until the beginning of the 20th century that Japan really ...

(7 pages) 29 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

The Meiji Restoration

sorised with traditions and values that governed the Japanese way of life. 1868 saw the fall of the Tokugawa Shogunate and the rise to power of the Emperor Meiji. Japan was then under political contro ...

(5 pages) 39 0 5.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

To what Extent did the changes Brought in by the Meiji Restoration (1868-1912) Constitute a Revolution

The Meiji Restoration brought enormous changes in Japan's structure. It eliminated the Tokugawa Shogunate, which allowed the emperor to regain full power, and transformed Japan from a feu ... ans and from the Imperial Court .However, political power was simply seen as being changed from the Tokugawa Shogun to an oligarchy consisting of themselves and the transformation proved itself slow a ... pursuit of learning, and morality, which proved that they still kept the guiding philosophy of the Tokugawa era. The Meiji era also promoted women's education through a separate girl's system, unlike ...

(8 pages) 34 0 5.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Meiji Restoration

anted to fortify the stance of the central government. The impetus for the Samurai to undermine the Tokugawa Shogunate is very simply put. They wanted to restore Imperial Japan and in some ways indire ... ration were very unsatisfied with their social standing as well as Japan’s condition under the Tokugawa Shogunate in reference to their Political structure and government.The Tokugawa Shogunate r ...

(3 pages) 21 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Japan’s Opening to the West: Westerners Accounts of The Secret Country

d operated on a daily basis. Had it not been for a Japanese policy put in place in the 1600s by the Tokugawa regime, Westerners would have entered Japan and learned about their people, culture, and so ... f keeping foreigners out and natives within the country. Sakoku was first enacted in 1633 under the Tokugawa shogunate, which was the feudal military government that ruled throughout Japan for almost ...

(14 pages) 2 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History