Chapter_11_East_Asian_Rimlands - Chapter 11 East Asian...

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Chapter 11 East Asian Rimlands Dominated or strongly influenced by China and Chinese culture JAPAN Four main islands Isolated from mainland Develops into a single cohesive population Nara Period (600s) Heavily influenced, but not conquered, by China Emperor: “Son of Heaven” (believed to be divine (a god) until after World War II (1945) Japanese borrow Chinese ideas of culture and government Civil Service exams are for upper classes only Buddhism is brought to Japan, where it becomes popular with upper classes Heian Period (700s) Feudalism Divine emperor has no real power Aristocracy hold and control the land and government Samurai (comparable to medieval knights?) Shogun, or general, is the real head of government Mongol Yuan Chinese attempts to invade 1266 invasion fails 1284 typhoon (kamikaze, or divine wind) destroys invading fleet Feudal anarchy and violence until the late 1500s Religion Kami, nature spirits Shinto, the state religion Deliberately invented as a unifying religion
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This note was uploaded on 05/13/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '11 term at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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Chapter_11_East_Asian_Rimlands - Chapter 11 East Asian...

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