Taishō period

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  • Women In Mary Wollstonecraft's The Social Contract

    the social structure, as seen in Mary Wollstonecraft’s Vindication of the Rights of Woman, where she argues for woman’s education, not to free women of the suppressive culture, but to make them better in their subjectivity. In these two pieces, readers can understand that autonomy is restricted. The same can be said for the Meiji Era in Japan. In light of Japan’s industrialization and the changes it brought, individual agency in Meiji Japan, as represented in Natsume Soseki’s Sanshiro, is both socially and culturally constrain. The Meiji period brought Japan out of the feudal state; it is a time of rapid modernization and industrialization. This new world is fast pace. Sanshiro, the protagonist of the novel, notes that “the world was in an uproar; he watched it, but he could not join it,” because he is in the liminal space between the past, his home in the country, and the present, the fast-pace industrialize city of this period. He is in a place where he does not understand the cultural and social values of the space, making it hard for him to make decisions. His individual agency is constrained because of his ignorance. In order for Sanshiro to make decisions, he needs to understand this new world he finds himself in. Given that he is a male, he is allow to seek formal education to help him. Education is the center of Wollstonecraft’s piece. Women are taught rely on their beauty and manners, making them nothing more than “alluring mistresses” to men, who…

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  • Circadian Aerobic Exercise

    Since obesity is on the continual rise, there has been a lot of research done to determine the best way to decrease weight. For many years, studies of body weight regulation have focused almost completely on caloric intake and energy expenditure.23 Since the obesity epidemic continues to skyrocket, one diet that has received a lot of attention is Intermittent fasting (IF), or periods of voluntary abstinence from food and drink.24 In some places, IF has been practiced since the earliest of…

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  • During The Muromachi Period

    Over the following centuries the power of the emperor and the imperial court gradually declined and passed to the military clans and their armies of samurai warriors. The Minamoto clan under Minamoto no Yoritomo emerged victorious from the Genpei War of 1180–85. After seizing power, Yoritomo set up his capital in Kamakura and took the title of shogun. In 1274 and 1281, the Kamakura shogunate withstood two Mongol invasions, but in 1333 it was toppled by a rival claimant to the shogunate, ushering…

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  • Essay On Japanese Militarism

    In the period from the Tokugawa era to the post-WWII era, Japanese society saw a dramatic shift in the prevalence of Japanese militarism and the existence of the traditional Japanese war mentality. Deeply rooted in samurai culture, Japanese militarism served as a foundation for Japanese society throughout the Tokugawa era; the class system gave way to a ‘warrior-elite’ class that dominated the social hierarchy. This pervasive warrior-dominated culture persisted into the Meiji period. Japanese…

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  • Analysis Of Child's Play By Higuchi Ichiyo

    Known for her stories about adolescents struggling towards adulthood, Higuchi Ichiyō creates a small world full of contrasting young characters in one of her famous works, “Child’s Play”. Also known as “Takekurabe”, which translates to “growing up”, the children of the story cross the line that separates child from adult during a period of individualism and edification. Although “Child’s Play” embraces the purity of the coming-of-age theme, it adds darker elements in order to show the realistic…

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  • Japanese History: The Tokugawa Period

    1. The Tokugawa period is that from 1600-1868 while the Meiji period is from 1868-1912. During the Tokugawa period, there were various levels of class including Samurai, Farmer, Artisans, Merchants, and outcasts (aka hinin or burakumin). The Samurai and burakumin were especially important matters during that time as Samurai’s served as retainers for Daimyos and other government bodies within the domains of Japan. The Tokugawa period was a time of harsh punishment and fear. Much of the…

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  • Martin Luther King Courage Analysis

    Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation" King not only preached nonviolence, he practiced it. He used words rather than fists, and marches rather than guns. King's ability to rise above the common misconception of the need to fight fire with fire, and be morally better than his oppressors was mind numbing. To be violent while making a moral stand ruins the moral stand. King's moral courage is so provocative because of his commitment…

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  • Concerto For Trumpet By Johann Hummel

    museum and recital hall. Many music majors spend time in this venue honing their listening and performing skills. The individual who performed today was a member of the University of Kentucky faculty. The hall was a great venue to enjoy classical music. There was plenty of seating available, audience was excellent and they were very respectful to the performer. The hall was designed specifically for the performance of classical music and very little to no distortion when the performer hit notes…

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  • Traditional Gender Roles In Japanese Essay

    The turnover from the Tokugawa period to the Meiji is historically seen as a Japan entering a new age of modernization and industrialization to reach western levels of civilization. Tokugawa as a traditional, old fashioned age while Meiji metaphorically as opening itself up to new ideas and western ways of thinking. The Meiji era was a time where Japan opened itself up to western influence. This romanticized way of viewing Meiji as a triumphant time of growing industry and capitalism is,…

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  • Women In The Tales Of Heike, Bamboo Cutter, And Tales Of Ise

    During the Heian period, a patriarchal system exists where women are treated as the inferior species. Women are usually thought as passive beings who lacks the intelligences to master complex language like Chinese or physical talents to be a warrior. Moreover, the main role of women were to write poetry and be a disposal source of entertainment for men. Although these social norms may exists, some women are bold and powerful enough to make men feel inferior, which shows efforts to resists these…

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