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Feudal japan

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1 Government
1.1 Yamato Clans
1.1.1 First and only dynasty
1.1.2 Claimed descent from the sun goddess
1.2 Beauracracy
1.2.1 "Heavenly Emperor"
1.3 Feudalism
1.3.1 Samurai Bushido
1.4 Centralized Feudalism
1.4.1 Maintained outward forms of feudal socitely
1.4.2 Imposed central government control on all of Japan
2 Art and Literature
2.1 Heian Period
2.1.1 Women were important to the development of literature World's first full-length novel
2.1.2 Culture blending
2.2 Chinese dance and music
2.3 Noh plays
2.3.1 Zen Buddhist themes
2.3.2 Slow action
2.3.3 Elegant masks
2.3.4 Chorus chanted lines
2.3.5 Each movement has special meaning
2.4 Kabuki plays
2.4.1 Less refined Noh plays
2.4.2 Included comedy or melodrama
2.4.3 Women banned from Kabuki roles
2.4.4 Onnagata played women
2.4.5 Aragoto acting style
2.5 Painting
2.5.1 Influenced by Chinese landscapes
2.5.2 Historical events
2.6 Printmaking
2.6.1 Urban culture
2.6.2 Fresh colors
2.6.3 Simple lines
2.6.4 Satisfy middle class tastes
3 Cultural Influences
3.1 China
3.1.1 Title "Heavenly Ruler", absolute power
3.1.2 Chinese language
3.1.3 Chinese dress
3.1.4 Beauracracy
3.1.5 Similar law code
3.1.6 Tea and tea ceremony
3.1.7 Chinese food and dishes
3.1.8 Tang music and dance
3.1.9 Similar gardens
3.1.10 Pagoda architechture
3.1.11 Confucianism
3.2 Korea
3.2.1 Artisans and metalworkers brought sophisticated skills and technology
3.2.2 Attack each other
3.2.3 Buddhism Knowledge of Chinese writing and culture Sparked Japanese interest in China
4 Women
4.1 Murasaki Shikibu
4.1.1 The Tale of Genji World's first full-length novel Tells of the adventures of Prince Genji
4.2 Sei Shonagon
4.2.1 The Pillow Book
4.2.2 Provides details about court manners, dress, etc.
4.3 Forbidden to study Chinese
4.4 Some Yamato clan leaders were women
4.4.1 Suggested respect for women
4.5 Lose influence with rise of samurai
4.5.1 Inheritance limited to sons
4.5.2 Wives accept same hardships as men
4.6 Okuni
4.6.1 Accredited with creating Kabuki plays
4.7 Banned from playing Kabuki roles
5 Religion
5.1 Shinto
5.1.1 "The way of kami"
5.1.2 Worship of the d=forces of nature
5.2 Buddhism
5.2.1 MIssionaries from Korea brought it
5.2.2 Zen Sect from China Emphasized self-reliance, meditation, and devotion to duty Contradictory Sought freedom yet had rigid rules Scholars yet valued uncluttered mind Compassionate yet samurai sought to kill Valued peace, simplicity, and loved beauty Reverance for nature Fine landscaping
6 Geography
6.1 Archipelago
6.2 4/5 Mountains
6.2.1 Not good farmland
6.3 Mild climate
6.3.1 Good rainfall
6.3.2 Helped make the most of the little farming land
6.4 Surrounded by sea
6.4.1 Isolated Freer to accept or reject influences
6.4.2 Protect
6.4.3 Trade routes Fish industry
6.5 Ring of Fire
6.5.1 Volcanos
6.5.2 Earthquakes
6.5.3 Tsunamis
6.6 Kamikaze
6.6.1 Saved Japan from the Mongols
7 War
7.1 Korea
7.2 Mongol invasions
7.2.1 Kamikaze prevented the Mongols from invading Japan
7.3 Clan wars
7.3.1 Contributed to rise of feudalism
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