New History Textbook for Middle School Students
Series No. 6, Chapter 3: Premodern Japan
– The Azuchi-Momoyama and Edo Period –
Sections 3, 4
Series No. 6 contains Chapter 3, Sections 3&4.
Chapter 3, Section 3: The spread of education and culture and the growth of manufacturing
Topic41 – Tsunayoshi’s Government of Law and Reason and the Genroku culture
What were the distinguishing characteristics of the Genroku culture that flourished in the Kyoto area?
* The Samurai and the Spirit of Loyalty
* Ninomiya Sontoku and the Virtue of Diligence
Topic 42 – The development of agriculture, manufacturing, and transportation
In what ways did Japanese agriculture, manufacturing, and transportation develop during the first half of the Edo period?
Topic 43 – The spread of education and culture
In what ways did education and modes of culture spread throughout Japan during the Edo period?
* Education at the Temple Schools
* Ino Tadataka, Creator of the First Accurate Map of Japan
Chapter 3, Section 4: The political development of the Edo shogunate
Topic 44 – Political reform of the shogunate
How did the shogunate react to the changing economic situation in eighteenth century Japan?
* Aoki Konyo(1698 – 1769)
* Uesugi Yozan(1751 – 1822)
Topic 45 – The Kasei culture
What were the distinguishing characteristics of the Kasei culture that flourished in the Edo area?
* Kabuki Created by Townspeople
* Edo, an Eco-Friendly City
Topic 46 – The shogunate in crisis
In what ways was the shogunate undermined by both the intrusions of foreign ships and internal rebellion and famine?
* Ukiyo-e and Japanism How did the culture of Edo Japan spread worldwide?
CHAPTER 3 SUMMARY:
SUMMING UP THE PREMODERN PERIOD
MINI HISTORICAL DICTIONARY
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MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact