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Postclassical Japan,Vietnam,& Korea
Transcript of Postclassical Japan,Vietnam,& Korea
By: Zoher Darugar, Samir Martula , AJ Sinclair ,Anna Andrews,Saydie French
Geography of Japan
4,000 or more islands make up the Japanese archipelago (group of islands).It is about 1,200 miles long.There are 4 large islands Hokkaido, Monshu,Shikoku,and Kyushu. Southern Japan has a mild climate with a lot of rain. The land is made up of mostly mountains ,only 15% of land is suitable for farming. Typhoons, Earthquakes, and Tidal waves are threats to the land.
Historical Background of Japan
The first religion to form in Japan was Shinto (way of gods).
The Yamato Empire was the unifying Empire in Japan from 350-700 CE. (This era was also known as the Kofun period)
Japan was later influenced by chinese ideas and customs. (writing, food, culture, etc.)
Buddhism was also introduced to the Japanese culture around 550 CE.
Shintoism was the dominant religion in Japan but other religions including Buddhism, Confucianism , and Taoism were present.
The goods of Japan
In Japan there was a lack of natural resources such as coal, iron , and oil.
Japanese farmers grew, wheat, maize, rice, rye, millet, barley, potatoes, and soy beans.
Geography of Korea
Korea is a peninsula. (piece of land that is bordered by water on three sides)
Korea is a good location for trade.
The Korean peninsula has a mountainous terrain.
Only one-fifth of it's surface is considered to be low-lands/plains.(farming is limited)
Mountains cause some isolation.
Historical background of Korea
Koryo Dynasty ruled from 935 to 1392 CE.
During the reign of this dynasty the name Korea was established.
A centralized Bureaucratic system was established (981-997CE) this replaced the aristocratic system.
Buddhism and Confucianism were common religions.
Korea had good relations with China
Adopted Chinese culture and political systems.
Koryo Dynasty was overthrown by the Mongols in 1392 CE
The goods of Korea
Trade routes were minimal.
Pottery and porcelain were goods made in Korea in the 12th century.
Although Korea did not have many trade routes ideas/beliefs were still shared with Japan.
Historical background of Vietnam
Conquered by Han dynasty in 2nd century BCE
Before conquest viets had strong cultural heritage of their own.
They resisted cultural influences but accepted technological advances and ideas about government
There was heavy Chinese influence heavy on the elite; not on common folk
Elite had access to Chinese schools and exam system for government jobs
local traditions characterized by animism, ancestor worship and strong ritual magic element.
Art was best seen in numerous, large temple complexes
Trung sisters led first revolt against chinese in 39 CE
Vietnam was difficult for china to control due to geography (distance/mountains).
Gained independence from China in 939 CE and remained independent until 19th Century
Were you paying attention ??
1:Which country is an archipelago?
2: Which Country is a Peninsula?
3: Where was pottery and porcelain a popular good?
4: Which country is located in the Ring of Fire?
5: Which Country was conquered by the Han Dynasty?
Geography of Vietnam
The land was mountainous which hindered trade and transportation and caused regionalism.
Goods of Vietnam
Silk came from China.
Pearls shells and other items from the sea were traded with China.
Exotic woods was another item that was traded.
Tropical vegetation provided key natural resources such as spices and woods.
A local invention led to sophisticated irrigation systems.(canals, dikes, basins, and artificial lakes)
Resources we used
World History Text book