01.22.08 Chinese Ideals, Japanese Practices

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01-22-08 Chinese Ideals, Japanese Practices Nara(710~) and Heian (794-1185) Periods Ruled by the Tang dynasty Everyone in that region wrote Chinese, strong Japan feared a Tang invasion 710 Yamato moved from Kyushu to the main island Capital is moved to Kyoto – selected for strict Adherence to fengshui *Foreign relations *Myth *Culture (idea of having to watch out from the north) Myth and Political Power *Kojiki 672 (compiled in) Record of ancient things Katakana, Hiragana, Kanji(Chinese influence) Kojiki was written with Chinese characters in Japanese Since didn’t have own language Origins of imperial households comes from this text Imperial Regalia bronze mirrors prevalent in Chinese culture as well signs of imperial authority Sword represents military power hook shaped jewels Monsters and unruly gods Amaterasu and Susanoo = rivals Divine descendents: Jimmu “a god of war” Birth place in Kyushu mainland Believe Jimmu is a myth Claim to be descendants of god Elevates ruler over the people you’re conquering Yamato rule doesn’t extend to the borders through a peaceful manner but through violent conquer Extend power through violence Chinese notions of civilization used in Japanese culture talk about the Emishi
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This note was uploaded on 07/02/2008 for the course HIEA 322 taught by Professor Moore during the Spring '08 term at UVA.

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