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Diffusion of Cultural, Literary, Artistic Traditions

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Diffusion of Cultural, Literary, Artistic Traditions
By: Shania Clark and Domonique Lucas
Toltec/Mexica and Inca traditions in Mesoamerica and Andean America
The Toltecs were a powerful post classical empire in Central Mexico, who influenced much of Mesoamerica. They migrated throughout Mexico, Guatemala, and the Yucatan peninsula. The Aztecs (also known as the Mexica) created a powerful empire in Central Mexico. Inca on the other hand was the largest, most powerful Andean empire
Southeast Asia
The spread of religion aided by increase in trade.
Artisans and craftsmen gained importance as making products with value. (Ex. porcelain)
Asia adopted and adapted hindu text theologies, rituals, architecture styles and forms of social organization.
Literacy, and Architecture in Islam in Sub-Sahara Africa
Islam enabled the religion to have a lasting impact on its followers. The book of One thousand and One nights was a well known book written in this period.
Cultural Traditions in Islam
Neoconfucianism and Buddhism Artistic Traditions
Buddhist arts of poetry, painting, and calligraphy flourished throughout China. Buddhist paintings, sculptures, calligraphy, textiles, ceramics, masks and instruments were in Japan.
Ceramics, glass, textiles, and calligraphy were very important to Islam. There is no human portrayal of the islamic God. According to muslims it is a sin.
A popular practice is wearing a long skirt (sarong) which is usually plaid. They also have a motto that is "Unity in Diversity". That quote is intended for the Muslims
Neoconfucianism and Buddhism Cultural Diffusion
Shintoism was the major religion before people started converting to Buddhism. Shingon Buddhism was introduced into Japan by Kukai a priest.
Neoconfucianism Cultural Diffusion
Neoconfucianism made new laws. They also encouraged quiet sitting. Created a new social order in Japan and Korea
Neoconfucianism Artistic Diffusion
They had colorful, dramatic, and effective narrative styles. Plus they used the depiction of animals, particularly horses and water buffaloes were applied.

Toltec Art
Teotihuacan and Olmec cultures influenced the Toltec art. They created a lot of their art of from religious figures. Art was very important to them.
Toltec Literature
The Toltecs didn't really have a formal language, but they had other ways to record information.
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