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This assortment provides attention-grabbing insights into points of East Asian financial improvement. it's going to curiosity students in quite a few comparable fields and impress extra learn and debate.

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WHAT IS TRADITIONAL SOCIETY? As far as East Asia is concerned, traditional society can be considered as a feudal society. Some scholars maintain that the dynasties in China were not based on feudalism, but a close study of the Qing dynasty shows that the power of the governor-general in each region was very strong. When he collected taxes, he sent a certain amount of it to Beijing and then put the rest in his own pocket. Under such a governor-general there was a wellorganized system of bureaucracy with centralization of power.

A well-known anecdote of the time was that Tei Hara, a captain on active service, gave up his military career and joined the antiAmerican war of independence in the Philippines led by Emilio Aguinaldo. Another famous episode concerns Yoshimasa Yamada, who was working for the School of SinoJapanese Trade Study, then located in Shanghai. When the Huizhou incident took place, he dashed away to fight with Sun Yat-sen and was lost in action. Tōten Miyazaki wholeheartedly supported the revolutionary philosophy of Sun.

Moritarō Abe was assassinated by an eighteen-year-old boy, and China was forced to apologize with due ceremony as the Japanese army demanded. The Chinese army was forced to perform a very formal ceremony. According to newspapers of the time, the eighteen-year-old patriotic boy was popular among the Japanese, while the assassinated minister was not. This reflects the trend of the time, or the national sentiment. Continuity and discontinuity in east asia 25 Social scientists must confront such sentiment boldly, even if they find themselves in the minority in society and are criticized by the mass media of the day.

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