1450 to 1750: The Emergence of the First Global Age
Ming 1368 to 1644
Qing 1644 to 1912
Muromachi 1392 to 1573
Monoyama 1573 to 1615
Edo 1615 to 1868
Choson 1392 to 1910
Thai kingdom in Ayudhya 1351 to 1767 (smaller regional kingdoms elsewhere, incl. Lê in Vietnam)
Deccani sultanates 1347 to 17th century
Mughal dynasty 1526 to 1858
Table of Contents - 1450 to 1750

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JAPAN: HISTORY-ARCHAEOLOGY

Muromachi Period (1333-1568)

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Momoyama (1573-1615) Period; Edo Period (1615-1868)

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GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

The Government of the Tokugawa Shôgunate

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ECONOMY, WORK, TRADE, FOREIGN RELATIONS

Japanese-Dutch Trade

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SOCIETY

Social Hierarchy under the Tokugawa Shôgunate

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The Samurai Class

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The Merchant Class

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Women

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LITERATURE

Comic Prose, Comic Verse

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The Poetry of Matsuo Bashô (1644-1694)

Video UnitBashô, Master of the Haikai and Haiku Forms [Asia for Educators]
This video unit on Matsuo Bashô, the 17th-century haiku master, discusses the history of haiku and Bashô's contributions to the art, both in the context of Tokugawa culture. Featuring Columbia University professors Donald Keene and Haruo Shirane, and Asia Society President Emeritus, Robert Oxnam. Section Topics:

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Bunraku; Kabuki

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ART AND MUSIC

The Cultivated Samurai

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Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony) and Related Decorative Arts

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Kano and Rinpa Schools of Painting; Early Ukiyo-e Prints

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