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Unformatted text preview: 9/26/2009 1 History of Japan Kittler and Sucher, Food and Culture. Thomson/Wadsworth Mason, R.H.P. & Caiger, J.G. A History of Japan. Tuttle Publishing, N. Clarendon, VT (selected pages on E-reserve) Part of Customs and Manners: The Fabric of Japanese Society SF State AV #85878 9/26/2009 2 JAPAN Four islands shifting of earth movement Four islands shifting of earth movement from volcano Mountains 85% of land; limited flat land Land maximize crop and farming Mountains terraced for crops; Livestock difficult labor intensive kobe beef Fishing industry fish and sea weed History of Japan (1) daughter Chinese civiliz daughter Chinese civiliz. Contact between two countries started 1 st C. 6 th C Japan started to absorb Chinese knowledge and science, philosophy, history, literature & Chinese writing, art, agriculture, cooking. Confucianism/ Buddhism....
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