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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 JAPAN 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. Contact between two countries started 1 st C. 6 th C Japan started to absorb Chinese C Japan started to absorb Chinese knowledge and science, philosophy, history, literature & Chinese writing, art, agriculture, cooking. Confucianism/ Buddhism. 10 th th C, Japanese culture - distinct character.
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9/26/2009 2 History of Japan (2) 12 th C, the Emperor - figurehead. S
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