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Lecture 4: 1/29/14

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Department
History
Course
HIST 0430
Professor
James Hommes
Semester
Spring

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HIST 0430 notes – Lecture 4 (1/29/14) – page 1 1853 Perry arrives ­ end of Tokugawa lots of slogans: sonno joi (revere emperor, expel barbarians) refers to West as barbarians 1850s­1860s, end of Tokugawa main question: was the downfall of the Tokugawa because of internal or external factors? 1867 shogun resigns, apologizes ­ ineptitude foreign pressures contribute, Gordon sees as catalyst I. Intrusions of Western Powers 1. Russia  a. 1780s in Siberia (E Asia), trade with Matsumaya b. goes to other islands, gets rejected for trade 2. England a. pretends to be Dutch, tries to land b. 1856 second Opium War puts pressure on Japan to sign treaty before war 3. US a. tries to come 1837 ­ has missionaries, gets sent back b. 1846 ­ letter from president doesn't get delivered II. Western Studies 1. Rangaku "Dutch Studies" furthered by doctors 2. Western Studies ­ Russians leave letter in French, English in English, etc. a. "yogaku" b. schools in ev
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