The Struggle for National Inclusion and the Making of the Modern State
Series: Asia's Transformations
The Tokugawa Shogunate, which governed Japan for two and a half centuries until the mid-1860s, classed people into hierarchically ranked status groups (mibun). The early Tokugawa rulers legally established these status groups through the late-sixteenth and early-seventeenth centuries, adapting and...
Published July 18th 2012 by Routledge