HA! Chapter 20 Influence of Neighboring Cultures on Japan
HA! Chapter 21 The Heart of Japan's Golden Age
HA! Chapter 22 The Rise of the Warrior Class in Japan
CONCEPTS: hierarchy, homogeneity, isolation, Bushido, lord-vassal system, militarism, social custom, cultural exchange, cultural diffusion
Origami (for fun)
CA State Content Standards
7.5 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Medieval Japan.
1. Describe the significance of Japan’s proximity to China and Korea and the intellectual, linguistic, religious, and philosophical influence of those countries on Japan.
2. Discuss the reign of Prince Shotoku of Japan and the characteristics of Japanese society and family life during his reign.
3. Describe the values, social customs, and traditions prescribed by the lord-vassal system consisting of shogun, daimyo, and samurai and the lasting influence of the warrior code in the twentieth century.
4. Trace the development of distinctive forms of Japanese Buddhism.
5. Study the ninth and tenth centuries’ golden age of literature, art, and drama and its lasting effects on culture today, including Murasaki Shikibu’s Tale of Genji.
6. Analyze the rise of a military society in the late twelfth century and the role of the samurai in that society.