Author Ehlers, Maren Annika, 1975- author
Title Give and take : poverty and the status order in early modern Japan / Maren A. Ehlers
Imprint Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Asia Center, 2018
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  HN723 E33 2018    AVAILABLE    30530001309632
 人文社會聯圖  HN723 .E35 2018    AVAILABLE    30610020574034
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Descript xiv, 351 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Series Harvard East Asian monographs ; 413
Harvard East Asian monographs ; 413
Note "Offers a new history of early modern Japan that focuses on ordinary subjects: merchants, artisans, peasants, and people at the margins of society such as entertainers, laborers, and outcastes. This is the first book to explore how high and low people in Tokugawa society negotiated and collaborated with one other"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-334) and index
The castle town and domain of Ono -- Beggars by birth: an outcaste group in domain society -- The management of mendicancy -- The guilds of the blind -- Benevolence, charity, or duty? Hunger relief in the castle town -- Growth through gratitude: welfare in a mercantilist domain
Subject Social classes -- Japan -- History
Japan -- Social conditions -- 1600-1868
Poverty -- Japan -- History
Japan -- History -- Tokugawa period, 1600-1868