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Tanuma Okitsugu, 1719-1788, forerunner of modern Japan. by John Whitney Hall

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Tanuma, Okitsugu, -- 1719-1788

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesHarvard-Yenching Institute monograph series -- 14
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS871 H3
The Physical Object
Pagination208p.
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14264650M

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Tanuma Okitsugu, (born , Edo [now Tokyo], Japan—died Aug. 25, , Edo), renowned minister of Japan’s Tokugawa shogunate (–); traditionally considered one of the corrupt geniuses of the period, he actually helped restore the financial footing of the government and greatly fostered trade. Tanuma Okitsugu served as Tairô from to Though Tanuma is generally remembered as a terribly corrupt official, John Whitney Hall emphasizes his contributions to the expansion of trade through expansion of government control over it, going so far as to suggest that his programs might have led Japan towards industrializing earlier.   book, and the early modern era typically com-prised an even smaller percentage of the whole. Tanuma Okitsugu, Forerunner of Modern Japan. Cambridge, Massa-chusetts: Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard. University Press, His earliest book was Tanuma Okitsugu, Among other interests, his research focused on the Kamakura period in the history of Japan. He taught at Yale University until he retired in Yale's John W. Hall Lecture Series in Japanese Studies was established in his memory.

He became an expert in that period, identifying the seeds of Japan's subsequent industrialization and modernization—findings which challenged the traditional Western view that that period had been nothing more than Japan's rather backward, final feudal age. His earliest book was Tanuma Okitsugu, – Tanuma Okitsugu Tanuma Okitsugu (田沼意次) (Septem , Edo, Japan – Aug , Edo) was a senior counselor (rōjū) of the Tokugawa shogunate. He is . (Tenmei 4): The son of Tanuma Okitsugu was assassinated in Edo Castle. 17 September (Tenmei 6, Tanuma Okitsugu, Forerunner of Modern Japan, p. ↑ Hall, Tanuma Okitsugu, p. Tanuma Okitsugu, – Forerunner of Modern Japan. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. OCLC ; Nussbaum, Louis Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (). Japan Encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN ; OCLC ; Screech, Timon. (). Secret Memoirs of the Shoguns: Isaac Titsingh and Japan, –