History 1601E Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Absenteeism, Geisha, Thomas Robert Malthus

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Dilemma for shogunate violating the public law and resorting to violence. March 1703: ritual suicide of the 47 retainers ranging in age from 15-77. Farmers 80% of population (cid:862)peasa(cid:374)ts a(cid:396)e like sesa(cid:373)e seeds. The (cid:373)o(cid:396)e you s(cid:395)ueeze, the (cid:373)o(cid:396)e oil you get(cid:863) There is no population growth until the end of tokugawa period. Efficiency of qing government in providing relief times. Infanticide in the tokugawa period keep the population stable. They want to have better lifestyle instead of having lots of children. 1667: a directive promulgated in edo telling abortion clinics to take down signs advertising their business. 1767: official government prohibition of abortion & infanticide. Rice is how to pay the tax, so they do not want farmer to eat rice. 1963: about 30% of burakumin children went to high school, as compared with 60-70% among japanese in general. Long-term absenteeism among burakumin children in primary school is 1. 6% compared to 0. 8% among non-burakumin.

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