The Culture Characteristics in Japan’s Edo Era and Its Status Change from Subculture to Mainstream
International Journal of Language and Linguistics
Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2016, Pages: 70-73
Received: Feb. 4, 2016; Accepted: Feb. 28, 2016; Published: Mar. 9, 2016
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Zhang Haimeng, Foreign Languages Department, Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, Tianjin, China
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The feudalistic culture in Japan reached its peak in Edo Era. Culture in this period gradually became improved and mature in the peaceful development of the society. The cultural subject changed from a few people in the upper class to the amerchants and even the common people. The culture of the ever-growing amerchants displayed great vitality and became the mainstream by surpassing the warrior culture. Respectively representing “the elegant” and “the popular”, the warrior culture and the Edo culture, struck a balance, merged with each other and enjoyed the mutual development in their conflict. The Edo culture had a balanced duality from both the exterior and the interior.
Edo Culture, Characteristics, Status Change, Subculture, Mainstream, Duality
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Zhang Haimeng, The Culture Characteristics in Japan’s Edo Era and Its Status Change from Subculture to Mainstream, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2016, pp. 70-73. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.20160402.14
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