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Japan - An Emerging Civilization

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Powerpoint presentation for the geography class year 11 about Japan: An Emerging Civilization.

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Japan - An Emerging Civilization

  1. 1. An Emerging Civilization<br />Nadira Aisha Mulyandari<br />
  2. 2. Asuka Period<br />538 to 710<br />A period of fine-arts and architecture<br />Buddhism, Shotoku Taishi and Chinese influence<br />
  3. 3. Shotoku’s Constitution<br />Seventeen-article constitution<br />‘Buddhist document’<br />Adopted in the reign of Empress Suiko<br />Harmony, Heaven and Morals<br />
  4. 4. Taika<br />“Great Change”<br />Introduced taxation and land distribution<br />Split country into provinces and districts<br />Run by people who later reported to the emperor<br />Established by Emperor Kotoku after Prince Shotoku’s death<br />
  5. 5. Nara<br />Built in 710, it was the capital city<br />A holy and spiritual place<br />Scared, includes many temples, shrines and gardens<br />Buddhist temples<br />The creation of Nara was the first step for Japan as an important Asian civilization<br />Pagoda<br />
  6. 6. Resources<br />http://www.fascinating-travel-destinations.com/ancient-nara.html<br />http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/japan/japanworkbook/traditional/shotoku.htm<br />Global Insights, copyright 1994 by the Glencoe Division of Macmillan/McGraw-Hill School Publishing Company, ISBN 0-02-822690-9 (Teacher’s Edition), Chapter 16, Traditional Japan. Page 255, section 1, Emerging Civilization<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asuka_period<br />

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