Strayer Chapter 9 Vocab

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Hangzhou
China's capital during the Song dynasty, with a populapopulation oof more than a million people.
Heian
Japan's second capital city(now known as kyoto) modeled after Chinese capital of Chang'an
Jurchen
A nomadic people who established a state that included parts of northern China.(1115-1234)
Kami
Sacred spirits of Japan whether ancestors or natural phenomena their worship much later came to be called shinto.
Khitan
A nomadic people who established a state that included parts of northern China.(907-1125)
Koryo
Korean dynasty (918-1392)
Kumsong
The capital of Korea in the medieval Era modeled on the Chinese capital of Chang'an.
Murasaki Shikibu
Perhaps japan's greatest author a woman active at the heian court who is best known for The Tale of Genji which she wrote around 1000 C.E.
Nara
Japan's first capital city modeled on the Chinese capital of Chang'an.
Neo- Confucianism
A philoopy that emerged in song dynasty China it revived confucian thinking wile adding in Buddhist and Daoist elements.
Pure Land Buddhism
A school of buddhism that proved to be immenimmensely popular in China emphasized salvation by the faith in the Amitabha Buddha.
Samurai
Members of Japan's warrior classwhich developed as political power increasingly decentralized.
Shotoku Taishi
Japanese statesman (572-622) who launched the drive to make Japan into a centralized bureacratic state modeled on China he is best known for the Seventeen Article Constitution which lays oUT the principles of this reform.
Silla dynasty
The first ruling dynasty to bring a measure of political unity to the Korean peninsula.(688-900)
Song dynasty economic revolution
A major economic quickening that toil place in China under the song dynasy. Marked by rapid population, growth, urbanization, economic specialization, the development of an immense network of internal waterways and a great increase in industrial production and innovation.
Sui dynasty
Ruling dynasty of China (581-618) that effectively reunited the country after several centuries of political fragmentation.
Tang dynasty
Ruling dynasty of China from 618 to 907 noted for its openess to foreign cultural influences.
Tanka
Highly stylized form of Japanese poetry that has been a favored mears of expression for centuries.
Tribute system
Chinese method of dealing with foreign lands and peoples that assumed the subordination of all non Chinese authorities and required the payment of tribute produce of value from their countried to the Chinese emperor.
Trung sisters
Two Vietnamese sisters who launched a major revolt against the Chinese presence in Vietnam in 39 C.E the rebellion was crushed and the sisters committed suicide but they remained symbols of Vietnamese resistance to China for centuries.
Uighurs
Turkish empire of the steppes flourished in the 8th century C.E.
Wendi, Emperor
Sui emperor particularly patronized Buddhism.
Xiongnu
Major nomadic confederacy that was established ca. 200 B.C.E. and eventually reached from Manchuria to Central Asia.
Yi
Kore an dynasty (1392-1910)
An Lushan
Foreign born general wwho led a major revolt against the Tang dynasty in 755-763 perhaps provoking China's turn to xenophobia.
Bushido
The way of the warrior referring to the military virtues of the Japanese samurai including bravery, loyalty, and emphas is on death over surrender.
Chinese buddhism
Buddhism was china's only large scale cultural borrowing before the 20th century buddhism entered China from India in the first and second centuries C.E. but only became popular in 300-800 C.E through a series of cultural accommodations. At first supported by the state buddhism suffered persecution during the 9th century but continued to play a role in Chinese society
Chu nom
A variation of Chinese writing developed in Vietnam that became the basis for an independent national literature.southern script.
Foot binding
Chinese practice of tight wrapping girls' feet to keep small begun in tang dynasty an emphasis on small size and delicacy was central to views of female beauty.
Hangul
A phonetic alphabet developed in Korea in the fifteenth century.