|Paper Presented at the Masterclass by Jurgen Elisonis, Japan in the 16th and 17th Centuries, May 28-30, 1996, International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, the Netherlands
NOTE TO READERS: I wrote this paper during my first year of graduate school (1996). It is somewhat weak in its over-reliance on English-language sources. Furthermore, the fourth "Methods and Themes" section is highly problematic in its conflation of status (mibun) and ethnic or national identity. Still, it raises issues that may be of interest for advanced undergraduate or graduate students interested in Japanese art history, cultural history, and material culture.
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NOTE: I am still working on formatting these documents so that the notes are hyperlinked to the endnotes page. At present, you have to open the page manually.