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The Heian Period of Japan 1784 – move capital to Nada, then to Heran Constructed by emperor Kanmu o Based on Shang Tang dynasty Chang’an o Not a cosmopolitan type of city o About 1.3 size of Chang’an o Surrounded by mote and wall (for show – quickly fell into disrepair) o Divided into wards o Palace was Chinese style o Gardens with raked gravel/potted plants o Rooms had mats but no furniture o Sparce-looking palace o Unpopulated wards – used for farming and cemetaries – could no fill up the way the Chinese did o Had marketplaces but no executions (exile = living death) Heian Political History o Cessation of envoys to China (AD 894) Chinese had nothing to offer, in chaos o The Fujiwara regents Fujiwara no Michinaga Prominent family, eventually overshadowed emperors Married daughters to emperors, thus, her father was father-in-law to emperor Was extensively tied to empire Knew that he was the most powerful man (wrote poem) o Marriage politics Quickly married at young age and had son As soon as he became an adult, the father-in-law would run the country Controlled countries and forced children to advocate throne at very young age o Rule by retire emperors (1069-1156) Women stopped giving birth Emperor would retire at young age, but would continue to control through monastery o Rise of warrior class Heian Economic History o Breakdown of Chinese-style land system o Rise of estates Private landholdings outside government control (shoen)
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