GASA02H3 Lecture Notes - Tokugawa Shogunate, Russo-Japanese War, Meiji Period

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Global East Asia Notes
Modernity in itself is the phenomenon of current events and how they affect society.
In a Global East Asian academic perspective we can observe how "modern" activities
have diversified and technologically advanced the orient.
The Tokugawa shogunate, also known as the Tokugawa bakufu and the Edo bakufu,
was a feudal regime of Japan established by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the
shoguns of the Tokugawa family. (1603-1867)
The Meiji period, also known as the Meiji era, is a Japanese era which extended from
September 1868 through July 1912. This period represents the first half of the
Empire of Japan during which Japanese society moved from being isolated in
feudalism to its modern form.
Nagasaki: The site for the deployment of the atomic bomb. Nagasaki is the trade
center which foreigners resided. PASSIONATE
Sino Japanese war (Part 1): Fought between Qing Dynasty China and Meiji Japan for
primary control over Korea. (1 August 1894- 17 April 1895)
(Part 2): A military conflict fought primarily between the Republic of China and the
Empire of Japan. (July 7, 1937 - September 9, 1945)
Russo Japanese War: The great war between the Russian Empire and the Japanese
empire over the possession of Manchuria and Korea.
Bunmei Kaika: In Japan, liberation and Westernization have often been accompanied
by backlashed. This was certainly the case in the early 1600s, when the shogun
abruptly banned all Eurpeans from Japanese soil. Similarly, the liberal society of the
Taisho Democracy was followed by the reactionary, militaristic tine of the 1930s.
Posadnik Incident:
The Iwakura Mission or Iwakura Embassy (倉使節団, Iwakura Shisetsudan) was a
Japanese diplomatic journey around the world, initiated in 1871 by the oligarchs of
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