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Department
East Asian Studies
Course
EAS247H1
Professor
Ken Kawashima
Semester
Fall

Description
- Tokugawa japan o Develop o Emergence of new social o Cannot think about money unless we understand the movement/consumption about commodity o Now money is unquestionable money commodity  now administration wants liquidity (hard money) - Peasants vs Merchants o Merchants start to attain social power b/c economic o New circuit of commodity - Samurai falling into debt (should be engaging in money)  desire MORE money o Intellectuals: what must be done?  Ihara Saikaku: one constant theme “money”  Money: Social method of relating to people  Newfound loyalty to money, and not to your retainer - Capital vs Capitalism o When did capitalism start? o Production of commodity  money  circulation  buy low and sell high form “capital” o (C-) M-C-M’  Land lending parasite (interest rate)
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