A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present

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NOTES TO CHAPTER 1
1
Cited in Mikiso Hane, Peasants, Rebels, and Outcastes: The Underside of Modern Japan (New York: Pantheon Books, 1982), p. 8.
2
Engelbert Kaempfer, Kaempfer's Japan, ed. and trans. Beatrice M. Bodart Bailey (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1999), p. 271. Kaempfer was a German scholar who spent the years 1690 to 1692 with Dutch traders at their outpost in Nagasaki.
3
James Murdoch and George Sansom cited in George Elison, “The Cross and the Sword,” in Warlords, Artists, and Commoners: Japan in the Sixteenth Century, ed. George Elison and Barwell L. Smith (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1981), pp. 67–68.
4
A. L. Sadler, The Maker of Modern Japan: The Life of Tokugawa Ieyasu (1937; reprint, Rutland, Vt.: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1984), p. 25.
5
With the division of some domains and promotion of some direct vassals to daimyō status, the number of daimyō increased over time, stabilizing at about 260 in the eighteenth century.
6
A koku is a unit of measure equivalent to about 180 liters.
7
The Journal of Townsend Harris (Tokyo: Kinkōdō Shoseki, 1913), pp. 468–80.
8
James L. McClain, Kanazawa: A Seventeenth-Century Japanese Castle Town (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1982), p. 151.
9
The regulations also had an unintended consequence important to historians. Like the data stored in parishes of early modern Europe, the population records collected in Japan's temple registers provided the raw materials in recent decades for sophisticated analysis of demographic and social history.
10
Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi, Anti-Foreignism and Western Learning in Early-Modern Japan: The New Theses of 1825 (Cambridge: Harvard Council on East Asian Studies, 1986), p. 149.
11
John W. Hall, “Rule by Status in Tokugawa Japan,” Journal of Japanese Studies 1, no. 1 (Fall 1974): 39–49.

NOTES TO CHAPTER 2
1
See John W. Hall, “The Castle Town and Japan's Modern Urbanization,” in Studies in the Institutional History of Early Modern Japan, ed. JohnW. Hall and Marius Jansen (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1968).
2
Cited in Michael Cooper, They Came to Japan: An Anthology of European Reports on Japan, 1543–1640 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1965), p. 292.
3
All quotes are taken from Yasumi Roan, “Ryokō Yojinshū,” as translated and introduced in Constantine N. Vaporis, “Caveat Viator: Advice to Travelers in the Edo Period,” Monumenta Nipponica 44, no. 4 (Winter 1989): 461–83.

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