Compare the assigned reading for today, the biography of Mori Yoshiki (available on UBLearns in the folder for September 8), to the Murphey desсrіption of Tokurgawa
Japan in chapter 12. Does the story of Mori Yoshiki support or call into question Murphey’s depiction of Tokugawa society? Could the Murphey text be improved by adding
a small amount of material from the Mori biography? If so, draw on the Mori reading to suggest a sentence or two to add to the Murphey text (the sentence(s) should be
written by you, not taken directly from the assigned reading), indicate where you would insert your sentence(s) in the Murphey text, and explain why your addition
strengthens the text. If you think the Murphey text would not benefit from material in the biographies, explain what you think the most interesting information in the
biography is and why you don’t think it would be a good idea to add it into the Murphey text. This textbook critique should be no more than one-page, double-spaced.
Textbook: A History of Asia 7th edition by Rhoads Murphey