Mr. G's AP World History

Chapter 13

A Look at Feudal Japan:

Be aware of Japan’s unique history. Japan was never conquered and directly ruled by the Chinese as were Vietnam and Korea.

-Japan was able to selectively import Chinese culture

-After the failure of the Taika reforms, the influence of Chinese culture waned and Japan increasingly defined its own identity

No growth of a scholar-gentry in Japan

-Japan lacked central administration (ie. this led to a feudal arrangement much of the time)

-Japan basically received only Chinese script, art, Buddhism

A compare and contrast of European and Japanese feudalism:

Click HERE to see Japanese history (pre-1392) through art.

Click HERE to see Japanese history (post-1392) through art.

Japan

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