Peasant Uprisings in Japan: A Critical Anthology of Peasant Histories

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Anne Walthall
University of Chicago Press, Dec 15, 1991 - History - 268 pages
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Combining translations of five peasant narratives with critical commentary on their provenance and implications for historical study, this book illuminates the life of the peasantry in Tokugawa Japan.
  

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this is a slim collection of the notable stores of peasant dissent in Tokugawa Japan. I used it for a class on the period and it was informative but not particularly useful outside of providing a ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Sakura Sogoro Story
35
A Record of How the Four Orders of People in Mimasaka Ran Riot
77
A Thousand Spears at Kitsunezuka
119
A Tale of a Dream from the Fox Woman Plain
169
A Tale Told in a Dream of a Eulogy to Filial Piety
193
Rereading Peasant Histories of Peasant Uprisings
217
Notes
233
Index
259
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Anne Walthall is Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine. She is author of "Japan: A Cultural, Social, and Political History "and "The Weak Body of a Useless Woman: Matsuo Taseko and the Meiji Restoration, " among other books.

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