History 1601E Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Townsend Harris, Meiji Oligarchy, Extraterritoriality

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1720: ban on western books lifted(except for books directly concerned with. Famous book at that time is medical book. Western knowledge is more accurate than the traditional chinese knowledge about medical. Population increases some 50% between 1600 and 1721, then levels off. Yield from taxes on agriculture peaks before 1800. 1801: owari province, with an income of about 250,000 koku. Choshu"s do(cid:373)ai(cid:374) de(cid:271)ts (cid:449)e(cid:396)e the e(cid:395)ui(cid:448)ale(cid:374)t of (cid:1006)(cid:1004) yea(cid:396)s" of do(cid:373)ai(cid:374) i(cid:374)(cid:272)o(cid:373)e. Satsuma with 770,000koku has a debt of 5 million koku by 1830. 1780s: russians reach the eastern shores of siberia. 1771: russians try to open commercial relationship with japan. Russians send an envoy to nagasaki in october 1804 requesting trade with japan. American captain john derby tries to open japan to the opium trade. From 1820s, whaling boats and american slipper ships active in trade to and from. 1844 the king of holland advises the japanese to abandon its.

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