Effort to actively impose chinese style of government

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Unformatted text preview: ective and adaptive borrowing – people from Japan travel, study and bring back what is useful - Meme- unit of culture that can be translated to others - Buddhism- brings architecture - Confucianism- new theories of gov and the proper ordering and hierarchy - Preliterate- no way of transcribing the sounds of language - Very developed oral culture- we get access to a whole new array of ideas, thoughts and practices- - 150 years- marks major shift in Jap culture- but it is short 7- 8th century - Buddhism takes deep root and becomes more complex and elaborate - Major shift in politics- 646- Taikah reforms- “great change”- involved effort to actively impose Chinese style of government - The general principle- the emperor and state owns all land it is there responsibility that everyone has equal chance to earn livelihood- the state develops bureaucracy to control the dist of land- - Not extremely popular in japan- the tension appears between rigid hierarchy and then a culture based on family lineage - Once get language, they begin reconstructing their own history- it goes back a lot further - Imperial fam...
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