Challenge #7: History of Asia
Terms in this set (30)
a group of people who controlled much of the land - the "middle class" of China
a gift of money or property paid at the time of marriage
one of several separate territories into which Genghis Khan's empire was split
a revised form of Confucianism that evolved as a response to Buddhism
a ceramic made of fine clay baked a very high temperatures
a chain of islands
"those who serve" - Japanese warriors similar to knights in Europe
"the way of the warrior" - the strict code by which Japanese samurai were supposed to live
"general" - a powerful military leader in Japan
"great names" - head of noble families in Japan who controlled vase landed estates
a sect of Buddhism that became popular with Japanese aristocrats
"the Sacred way" - or "way of the Gods" in Japanese state-religion - believed in the divinity of the emperor
"the teachings of the elders" - school of Buddhism developed in India
a school of Buddhism stressing the view that nirvana can be achieved through devotion to Buddha
the braided pigtail that was traditionally worn by Chinese males
A group of related families
A system used by the shogunate to control the daimyo in Tokugawa Japan
A policy of national isolation by abstention from alliances.
An administrative organization that relies on nonelected officials and regular procedures.
Approximately 250 domains into which Japan was divided under the Tokugawa
The Hindu custom of cremating a widow on her husband's funeral pyre.
Political disorder, lawlessness
Traditional beliefs, especially in religion
Rights with which all humans are born, including the rights to life, liberty, and property
An overall plan embracing the general goals and acceptable procedures of a government body.
An rapid increase in prices
To keep in possession or use
The yield of sources of income that a nation or state collects and deposits into its treasury for public use
An interval of time