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Spread of Chinese Civilization: Japan, Korea, and Vietnam Chapter 13 AP
Japan Imperial Age--Japanese emperors encourage import of Chinese cultural influences Chinese written language, dynastic histories of Japan, court etiquette, Confucian and Buddhist ideas all promoted by Taika reforms of 646 Would have made emperor absolute monarch, created professional bureaucracy, and peasant army Stopped by resistance of aristocratic families and Buddhist monastic orders
Buddhist efforts to marry Empress Koken in 760s leads to a shift of capital to Heian (Kyoto) from Nara, and banning of Buddhists there Power of aristocratic families restored and no peasant army created