Classical Time Period Political (500-1185)

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Classical Time Period Political (500-1185). S tarted to become a centralized state Taika Reforms Strong Japanese state emerges Structured government Aristocracy Imperial court . Economy . Had taxes for offices, roads, irrigation systems Heiji Rebellion Hogen Rebellion
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Classical Time PeriodPolitical (500-1185) Started to become a centralized state Taika Reforms Strong Japanese state emerges Structured government Aristocracy Imperial court Economy Had taxes for offices, roads, irrigation systems Heiji Rebellion Hogen Rebellion Had servants for land Religion Buddhism Promoted largely by ruling class for own good Not popular at first Practice of it led to discontinuing burying dead in kofuns Chinese culture also spread Culture Peak of Japanese art, poetry and literature Tale of Genji Writing systems emerged like the kana Chinese influence decreased Culture started to flower Interactions Chinese influence spread to Japan Spread of Buddhism to Japan Writing systems also spread into Japan Japan traded with a few countries, but trade was little Kamakura Period(1185-1573) Political Daimyos Shogun Yuan Dynasty Ming Dynasty Shogunates Economy Mostly military concern Bad economy Didn't’t really care about people Spent most of time and money on military Religion Buddhism was still present in Japan Confucian values such as loyalty to master Influence of bureaucracy Chinese culture making less of an impact Culture Dynasties are starting to appear Military is strengthening Upper class is still in control Slaves Landlords Warrior class Interactions Mongols try to invade Japan Mongols tried twice but failed Japan feared they will invade again Japanese traded with China before Mongol China tried to invade Japan Started to trade again with China Edo Period(1603-1868) Political Daimyos shared administration of company Tokugawa shogunates carried out many policies Called “peaceful state” Laws limiting dress, hairstyles, and accessories Economy 80% were rice farmers Rice production increased Merchants prospered but were low in status Commercialization grew High profit crops Religion Christianity started to spread Buddhism Shrines Temples Culture Emperor on top Then daimyos and shoguns Ukiyo-e, woodblock printing Technology improved, and farmers improved irrigation Interactions Domestic trade Japan had rice Mathew Perry of US went to Japan to persuade them to open their doors Harris Treaty signed with the US in 1858 (opened ports) Imperial Japan(1868-1945) Political Became imperial power Colonized Korea and Taiwan World War 2 Meji Restoration Industrial Revolution is 1870 Economy Built railroads, and roads Textiles appeared (cotton and silk) Bank of Japan founded in 1877 Used to fund steel and textile factories Education started to expand Religion State Shinto became official religion People forced to practice it and admit that the Emperor was divine Those who opposed were persecuted Buddhism still remained Culture Had shoguns Different diseases are around Increased attention to children Reformers, child experts, and well educated mothers top the upper-class a model of childhood that gave children space for reading, playing etc. Interactions Wars with Russia and China Japan participated in World War 1 on Allied side Japan also bombed Pearl Harbor in the USA America bombed Japan Postwar Japan(1945-present day) Politcal Transformed into a democratic state Constitution of Japan Became economic power state US want to Japan to establish democratic self-government Also wanted Japan to be a peaceful nation Economy Rice patties Powerful labor unions Economy continued to boom Steel working, car manufacturing, and manufacturing of electronic goods Had growing trade surplus Religion Buddhism Shinto abolished Christianity Many missionaries came to Japan Culture Social reform Japanese officials Worked in factories Had an emperor Interactions Japan had a surplus of trade Made an alliance with the USA Cold War Treaty of Peace with Japan Vietnam War ContinuityPolitical Heian Culture ChangesPolitical Revolutions Great China influence to Japan establishing own culture ContinuitiesEconomy Agriculture Trade ChangeEconomy Non westernizing to westernizing Only farming to having factories and farming ContinuityReligion Shintoism Buddhism ChangesReligion Having only two religions to many different types From emperors trying to convert people to Shintoism to bringing Christian missionaries ContinuityCulture Art Literature ChangeCulture Push on kids to go to school Feudalism ContinuityInteractions Trade continued Ideas of China into Japan ChangeInteractions Wars with different countries to trying to be peaceful From having no alliances to making alliances with countries Japan vs. ChinaCulture Comparison Both want children to study and do well in school Both are family oriented Japan vs. ChinaCulture Contrast Japanese are very quiet because they find it a good manner, and Chinese are loud Japan more westernized, and industrialized than China China vs. Japan Similarities Cultures are mostly the same China vs. Japan China is communist, and Japan is capitalist China has more ethnic minorities than Japan
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