Ieyasu Legacy

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Morgan Pitelka’s article “The Empire of Things: Tokugawa Ieyasu's Material Legacy and Cultural Profile” is a piece which allows the reader to engage in an intellectually stimulating discussion about the material legacy of Tokugawa Ieyasu. This particular article paints Ieyasu in a positive light due to the fact that the cultural profile created is done so mainly through the use of a single source. Pitelka’s article discusses the life and legacy of Tokugawa Ieyasu. The article itself paints Ieyasu in a positive light due to the nature of the source used to create a cultural profile of the shogun. By using a particularly positive painting to create the profile, the author has allowed the reader to see that they see Ieyasu’s legacy as one of prosperity. The article goes on to discuss the shogun’s love for the art of falconry, his success in politics, allowing him to build the Tokugawa Shogunate and his use of Chinese influence in his rule of Japan. This piece puts forth many points of particular note. Including Ieyasu’s affinity to Chinese influence, especially in regards to governance, and his…show more content…
The author makes it clear in their writing, that Ieyasu took a lot of ideas surrounding governance from the Chinese, by backing up the points they put forward on this issue with relevant sources which relate directly to the author's argument. Pitelka maintains a strong stance throughout the article, maintaining the positive image of Ieyasu they created in the beginning. By using a logical sequence and strong wording to help continue the positive image of Ieyasu created, the author is able to put forward conclusions consistent to their
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