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Slides reviewing the history of East Asia prior to Industrialization

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    • East Asia Review
      • Spring Final, 2008
      • Mr Castro
    • China
    • Geography
      • Geography of China
        • Taklamakan to the west; Gobi to the north
        • Himalayas to the southwest
        • Huang He in the north; Yangtze to the south
          • 90% of arable land
          • Huang He deposits yellow silt ( loess )
      • Settlement
        • First immigrants 1.7 mya
        • First settlers around Beijing, 500,000 ya
    • Shang Dynasty
      • Settlements along Huang He, 2000 BCE
      • Shang Dynasty, 1532 to 1027 BCE
        • Left written records
        • Capital city of Anyang
          • located in a forest
          • Higher classes lived inside the walls; poor outside
        • Warrior-kings
        • Bronze technology for war, not agriculture
      • Family was emphasized; women as inferiors; arranged marriages of daughters
      • Ancestor worship began with the Shang
      • Oracle bones
        • could communicate with ancestors
        • bore the beginnings of Chinese ideographic writing
      • Shang were the first to make silk
    • Zhou Dynasty
      • 1027 BCE , Zhou overthrow the Shang
        • Justify overthrow with the Mandate of Heaven
          • The Mandate of Heaven forms the basis of the dynastic cycle .
        • Zhou control countryside with a system called feudalism .
          • Land owns to the King; grants right to use to lords in exchange for loyalty & military service.
      • Zhou tech: roads, canals, iron
      • 771 BCE nomads sack Hao; king moves capital; Zhou pretend to rule until 256 BCE .
        • Period of Warring States
    • Confucianism
      • Confucius , born around 551 BCE, lived during the Zhou Dynasty – and at the same time as Plato.
      • He believed in Five Basic Relationships
        • Ruler :: Subject
        • Father :: Son
        • Husband :: Wife
        • Older Brother :: Younger Brother
        • Friend :: Friend
      • The Five Basic Relationships were based on an ideal of filial piety , respect for parents and elders.
      • Confucius served as the Minister of Justice
      • His writings were collected by students into the Analects , and knowledge of these texts served as the basis for the civil service exam.
    • Daoism
      • Daoists seek the harmony of the natural order.
        • Daoism was founded by Laozi and written as the Dao De Ching ( The way of Virtue )
        • Daoists pursued scientific study of alchemy, astronomy, and medicine
    • Legalism
      • Li Si and Hanfeizi emphasized that the rule of law was the only thing that could restore order during the Period of the Warring States; this was the basis for Legalism .
        • They controlled behavior with rich rewards and harsh punishments
        • They controlled thoughts and beliefs by burning books and executing teachers.
    • Qin Dynasty
      • The Qin Dynasty was short lived (221 to 202 BCE) because Shi Huangdi’s son was just as cruel, but not as good a ruler.
        • Shi Huangdi followed Legalism
        • He doubled the size of China, burned books, forced the nobles to live inside the capital city, and completed to Great Wall .
      • Shi Huangdi’s son was overthrown by a Han peasant army in 202 BCE.
    • Han Dynasty (202 BCE -220 CE)
      • Liu Bang became the first Han Emperor in 202 BCE.
        • Liu Bang relaxed the Legalist policies and lowered taxes.
      • When Liu Bang died, his son was too young to rule, so Empress Wu took the throne.
      • Wudi , Liu Bang’s great-grandson, ruled from 141 to 87 BCE as a martial emperor .
      • Wang Mang overthrows the Han.
      • Sui Dynasty (589 – 618) lasted for only two emperors, but did manage to complete the great canal between the Huang He and the Yangtze.
    • Tang Dynasty (618 – 907)
      • Tang Taizong reconquered northern China.
        • Lowered taxes; took land from the rich and gave to the poor.
        • Scholar-officials gained more power than noblity.
      • Empress Wu Zhao ruled as China conquered Korea again.
      • In 751 the Tang lose to Arab soldiers in the Battle of Talas ; signifies the loss of the Mandate of Heaven.
    • Song Dynasty (960-1279)
      • Concentrated on defense of China, not reconquest of lost lands.
        • Try to bribe the Jurchen ; Jurchen invade northern China and Song family flees south.
    • Song & Tang inventions
      • Porcelain , Mechanical Clock , Printing , Gunpowder , Paper money , and Magnetic compass .
      • Song import a fast-growing rice from Vietnam.
      • China concentrates on sea-trade.
      • Rise of the gentry .
      • Foot-binding among Chinese women.
    • Yuan Dynasty
      • 1279-1368
      • Ogadai conquered northern China
      • Kublai Khan completed the invasion
        • First unification of China in 300 years
        • Opened China to greater foreign contact and trade
        • Respected Chinese customs and traditions; changed very little in China
      • Kublai Khan attempted to invade Japan in 1279 and 1281
        • 2nd fleet was the largest seaborne invasion force until D-Day, but it was defeated by kamikaze .
      • Mongols gave highest gov’t jobs to Mongols and foreigners, like Marco Polo .
      • Hongwu led revolt against Mongols.
    • Ming Dynasty
      • 1368-1644
      • After Mongols, Hongwu returned to traditional Chinese administrative beliefs
        • Confucianism
        • administrative jobs based on merit
        • restored agricultural lands
      • Introduced fish farming and commercial crops such as cotton and sugar cane
      • Yonglo was more curious
      • 1405 , launched first of the seven voyages of Zheng He .
        • The last voyage ended in 1433
        • Chinese officials dismantled the shipyards, burned books, and forbade ocean-going voyages
        • Began the policy of isolation
      • Christian missionaries, such as the Jesuit Matteo Ricci , traveled to China
    • Qing Dynasty
      • 1644-1912
      • The Manchus invaded over the northeast edge of the Great Wall
        • brought Taiwan, Central Asia, Mongolia, and Tibet into China
      • Favored the Dutch in trade over the British
    • Japan
      • 4,000 island archipelago that stretches for 1,200 miles.
      • Only 15% is arable land.
      • Earliest religion is Shinto , a form of animism, referred to as the “way of the gods” that respected the kami of all things.
      • By 500 CE, the Yamato clan starts consolidating power.
    • Learning from China
      • Korean travelers brought Buddhism to Japan which blends with Shinto.
      • Japan sends missions to study the Tang; they bring back ideographic writing , painting style, and system of government.
        • Central government doesn’t work in Japan because of the fragmentation of the islands.
    • Heian Court
      • 794 – 1185, court is in Heian (modern Kyoto).
        • Etiquette, art, poetry
      • Fujiwara family controls the real power.
      • Large landowners begin funding private armies of samurai who follow Bushido , “the way of the warrior”.
    • Kamakura Shogunate
      • After a civil war, the Emperor gives the title of Shogun to the Minamoto family who rules from Kamakura.
        • Daimyo rule provinces as governors.
      • The Kamakura fend off the Mongol invasion attempts in 1274 and 1281.
    • Warring States Period
      • 1467-1568, Sengoku , “Warring States”
      • Emperor at Kyoto as figurehead only; daimyo become feudal lords
        • fortified castles; samurai on horseback; footsoldiers with muskets
      • Oda Nobunaga defeats rival daimyo and captures Kyoto in 1568, but cannot unite Japan
      • Toyotomi Hideyoshi continues the attempt
        • Invades Korea in 1592
    • Tokugawa Shogunate
      • 1600-1867
      • Tokugawa Ieyasu unites Japan, moves the capital to Edo (later renamed Tokyo)
      • Mid-1700s, rural japan was changing to an urban society
        • Farmers crushed under taxes, moved to cities for jobs
        • Commerce grows
      • Kabuki theater, haiku , and noh dramas entertain
      • 1543, shipwrecked Portuguese bring contact with Europe
      • Christian missionaries in 1549
      • 1637, peasant uprising leads to closed country policy in 1639.
      • Isolation lasts until 1853
    • Southeast Asia
    • SE Asia Geography
      • Mainland peninsula
        • Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia
      • Islands
        • Sumatra, Borneo, and Java
        • Straits
          • Strait of Malacca between the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra
          • Sundra Strait between Sumatra and Java
      • India influences the Indian Ocean side of the mainland peninsula because of the monsoon trade .
        • Hinduism dominates
        • Khmer in Cambodia build Angkor Wat to Vishnu
      • Sailendra rule on Java and build the Borobodur as a Buddhist monument.
      • Srivijaya conquer the Salendra and gain control of the Strait of Malacca .
        • Grow wealthy charging fees to allow passage
        • Sumatra becomes a center of Buddhist learning in SE Asia.
    • Vietnam
      • The Vietnamese were under Chinese control for 1,000 years but broke away from the weakened Tang Dynasty is 900 CE.
        • Ly Dynasty (1009 – 1225) build their capital in Hanoi.
        • The Mongols try conquering Vietnam three times, but fail.
      • French colonization of Indochine , 1887-1954, under orders of Emperor Napoleon III
    • Dutch East India Company
      • Chartered in 1602
      • Attempts to control the global spice trade
        • Seized Melaka from the Portuguese and took Java away from the British
        • The Dutch expand control over Sumatra, Borneo, Celebes, the Moluccas, and Bali.
        • The company takes over Indonesia, then called Dutch East Indies
    • Korea
      • Much of Korea is barren mountain lands.
        • In 108 BC, the Han conquer Korea.
      • The Silla unite with other clans and defeat the Han in the mid-600s.
      • Koryu Dynasty (935 - 1392) defeat the Silla and set up a flawed examination system.
        • In 1231 Mongols invade
      • The Chosun Dynasty defeats the Mongols in 1392.
        • Re-carve 81,000 lost Buddhist texts.
      • 1636, Manchus invade
      • Korea becomes China’s “little brother” under the Manchus
      • The Manchu invasion, plus the Mongolian invasions, and then Japan’s invasion in the 1590s leads to an increase in Korean nationalism
    • Quiz
      • Which of the following best describes the basis of the ruler’s authority in Zhou China?
      • The ruler was chosen and favored by heaven, and held power as long as he was a wise and principled guardian of his people
      • The ruler was believed to be a god himself, and so his authority could not be questioned
      • The ruler depended heavily on his staff, so real authority lay in the hands of the bureaucrats
      • The ruler was selected by a handful of elite aristocrats who also had the authority to remove him from office
      • The ruler was a military leader who held power as long as he was victorious on the battlefield
      • The ruler was chosen and favored by heaven, and held power as long as he was a wise and principled guardian of his people
      • Which of the following most helps to explain why the collapse of political institutions was more devastating to the Roman civilization than to Han China or Gupta India?
      • Political institutions in Rome were weaker to begin with
      • The barbarian attacks destroyed more physical property and vital public works in Rome
      • Han China and Gupta India had strong religious/ philosophical traditions to provide continuity
      • Roman emperors had more power than did Han or Gupta emperors, so their downfall eviscerated the Roman Empire
      • The Romans were economically more self-sufficient than the Han or Gupta, so they had no long-distance trade to cushion their fall
      • Han China and Gupta India had strong religious/ philosophical traditions to provide continuity