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Tanuma Okitsugu, 1719-1788, forerunner of modern Japan.

Author: John Whitney Hall
Publisher: Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1955.
Series: Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series, 14.
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The author has used Japanese sources almost exclusively in this study of Tanuma, who rose from being a page to become a feudal lord of wealth and influence. His state policies were based on practical and progressive reasoning. His liberal policies might have brought an end to a long period of national seclusion and hastened Japan on the path toward modernization. However he failed, and instead went down in disgrace.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Hall, John Whitney, 1916-
Tanuma Okitsugu, 1719-1788, forerunner of modern Japan.
Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1955
(OCoLC)600563555
Named Person: Okitsugu Tanuma; Okitsugu Tanuma
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Whitney Hall
OCLC Number: 445621
Description: xii, 208 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series, 14.

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The author has used Japanese sources almost exclusively in this study of Tanuma, who rose from being a page to become a feudal lord of wealth and influence. His state policies were based on practical and progressive reasoning. His liberal policies might have brought an end to a long period of national seclusion and hastened Japan on the path toward modernization. However he failed, and instead went down in disgrace.

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