This is a bundle of 2, highly animated, power point presentations on Civilizations of East Asia - The Shoguns & The Samurai. Both presentations together number 40 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
For more than 100 years before the Tokugawa Shogunate took power in Japan in 1603, the country wallowed in lawlessness and chaos during the "Warring States" period in 1467-1573. Beginning in 1568, Japan's "Three Reunifiers”- Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu - worked to bring the warring daimyo back under central control. In 1603, Tokugawa Ieyasu completed this task and established the Tokugawa Shogunate, which would rule in the emperor's name until 1868.
After 250 years of peace and relative isolation under the Tokugawa shoguns, Japan launched itself into the modern world. Japan threw itself in to developing its economy and military might. It soon grew powerful enough to beat the western imperial powers at their own game in conflicts such as the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05, and to spread its own empire across much of Asia by 1945.
Power point presentation #1 is entitled, Civilizations of East Asia - Tokugawa Shoguns of Japan contains 17 slides and covers the following:
Early Tokugawa Shogunate
First Tokugawa Shoguns
Four Tiered Class Structure
Beginning of the End
Fall of the Tokugawas
Japan Enters the Modern World
End of Presentation
The Samurai, a class of highly skilled warriors, developed in Japan after the Taika reforms of 646 CE. As a result, many small farmers had to sell their land and work as tenant farmers. Meanwhile, a few large landholders amassed power and wealth, creating a feudal system similar to medieval Europe's. The new feudal lords needed warriors to defend their riches. Thus, the samurai warrior (or "bushi") was born.
In the 900s, the weak emperors of the Heian Era 794-1185, lost control of rural Japan through revolt. The emperor soon wielded power only within the capital. Across the country, the warrior class moved in to fill the power vacuum. By 1100, the samurai effectively held both military and political power over much of Japan.
Power point presentation #2 is entitled, Civilizations of East Asia - Japanese Samurai contains 23 slides and covers the following:
Origins of the Samurai
Early Feudal Era
Rise of Samurai Rule
Later Muromachi Period
Restoration of Order
Samurai Culture (2)
Myth of the Samurai
Story of the 47 Ronin
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....Civilizations of East Asia.