Diminishing returns you can pour labor into the

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Unformatted text preview: f social stratification - yayoi period- the new developments of this period- - there is a clear indication of more contact with the mainland - jomon had lived in isolation - mainland people invaded this a lot- mixed with Korean culture- - wet rice agriculture- one of the most productive forms of farming- no point of diminishing returns- you can pour labor into the fields and still have work and still make money - there is more food production- you can get a larger population and you can produce more than you can consume- begin an agricultural surplus - this surplus raises the issue of who controls it- will it be traded? Sold? Monopolized? - This leads to intense stratification - Female rulers – women play a larger role - Relates more to changes in agriculture than in any other facet - Begin to build architecture etc Asuka period - Middle of 6th cent - Southern part of Honshu- near Kyoto - Derived from art and architectural history- but also politics, ethics and cultural interaction - Political and military control - Chinese influence huge during Tang dynasty - Cultural borrowing from others- sel...
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