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Ikki: Social Conflict and Political Protest in Early Modern Japan

Citation

White, James W. (1995). Ikki: Social Conflict and Political Protest in Early Modern Japan. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press.

Abstract

The reign of the Tokugawa shoguns was a time of statebuilding and cultural transformation, but it was also a period of ikki: peasant rebellion. James W. White reconstructs the pattern of social conflict in early modern Japan, both among common people and between the populace and the government. Ikki is the first book to cover popular protest in all regions of Japan and to encompass nearly three centuries of history, from the beginnings of the Tokugawa shogunate in the 1590s to the Meiji restoration.

Reference Type

Edited Book

Author(s)

White, James W.

Year Published

1995

Publisher

Cornell University Press

City of Publication

Ithaca, N.Y.

Reference ID

245