APWH 26: Tradition & Change in East Asia

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Ming
Chinese dynasty that followed the overthrow of the Yuan Dynasty in China. Focused on rebuilding Chinese culture and traditions. Built the Forbidden City, sent Zheng He.
mandarin
In the Ming or Qing dynasty, a high public official.
Manchu
Northeast Asian pastoral nomads who settled down, united together, went conquering, and founded the Qing Empire in China.
Qing
Chinese dynasty founded by the Manchu. Held to traditional Chinese ways and resisted foreign influence. China's last imperial dynasty.
infanticide
The act of murdering a baby. Historically a fairly common method of controlling population size or limiting gender.
Tokugawa
Japanese shogunate of the Edo Period. Known for attempts to control the daimyo culturally and trying to eliminate foreign influence.
Edo Period
Japan attempted to get the daimyo to settle in a major city by making cultural elements appealing.
Bakufu
Literally "tent government." The military government that was a "temporary" replacement for the emperor's rule.
nativist
A person who favors those born in his country and is opposed to immigrants and ideas from foreign lands. Often believe their society is more powerful than it actually is.
Kabuki
Japanese theater style where they had skits and performances with lyric singing, dancing, and spectacular staging. Dialogues were somewhat improvised.
Floating Worlds
In Edo Japan, the centers of popular culture within a city. Known for their entertainment venues.