Japan3 - Heian Period March 28 March 30, 2007 Heian Period...

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Heian Period March 28 – March 30, 2007
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Heian Period (794 – 1185) • New capital, first at Nagaoka, then Heian-kyo  (Kyoto) • Escape from the ambitious Buddhist Clergy • Early Heian (794 – 951) – Continued adherence to Chinese manners • Middle Heian (Fugiwara Period) (951 – 1086) – Fujiwara Clan assumed control of State, sesshō (regents)  and kanpaku (civil dictators) – New organization of government • Emperor, Sesshō, and Kanpaku  • Vassal states under the Aristocratic families • Local militias transfer allegiance from emperor to clans – Samurai (servants)
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Late Heian (Insei Period) (1086 – 1185) – Led by retired, cloistered emperor – Ended in civil unrest, beginning 1156 Heian means peace and tranquility, was a period of  unprecedented peace and security Culture flourished in the court—often called a “classical  period” – Own values and aesthetic miyabi  “courtliness“ makoto  “simplicity” aware
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