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East Asian World. 1400-1800. Thesis. The Asians view the Europeans as inferior people and took major steps against interacting with the Europeans; however, Europeans forced themselves on the Asians in spite of these efforts. . China. China was more modern and innovative than the Europeans
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East Asian World 1400-1800
Thesis • The Asians view the Europeans as inferior people and took major steps against interacting with the Europeans; however, Europeans forced themselves on the Asians in spite of these efforts.
China • China was more modern and innovative than the Europeans • The Europeans were viewed as barbarians • Page 266 • Major belief system is China was… • Confucianism (see pages 80, 82, & 84) • Important: Contributing to society • Unimportant: Making money off the work of others
Chinese Ming Dynasty • Overthrew the Yuan Dynasty in 1368 • Mongol Dynasty from Mongolia • Reestablished a Chinese ruling dynasty • Expanded Territory • Traveled under Zheng He • But withdrew due to Confucian beliefs • 1421? • Limited trading with outsiders • Lasted until 1644;Overthrown by the…
Chinese Qing Dynasty • Overthrew the Ming Dynasty in 1644 • Established a Manchu dynasty in China • Forced citizens to wear a queue to show loyalty • Expanded Territory • Limited trading with outsiders • Lasted until 1644;Overthrown by the…
China: information of interest • *If you are squeamish, please look away. The following contains graphic pictures of the traditional practice of Chinese foot binding.
China: Other information of interest • Foot binding
China: Other information of interest • The Dream of the Red Chamber • by Cao Xuegin • Similar story to Romeo & Juliet • Ming era porcelain • Highly valued by outsiders • Eventually is stolen
Japan • Japan is and archipelago and has 4 main islands and… • Okinawa • Okinawa Island • Iriomote Island • Ishigaki Island • Miyako Island • Kume Island • Minami-daito Island • Irabu Island • Yonaguni Island • Ie Island • Iheya Island • Tarama Island
Japan’s 3 Great Unifiers • Oda Nobunaga • ToyotomiHideyoshi • Tokugawa Ieyasu
Haiku Poetry • Matsuo Basho • See page 281
Korea • Korea had detailed maps of the Mediterranean as early as 1340 CE. • Described itself as a “shrimp between two whales.” • Choose to take on the role of a “Hermit Kingdom” to avoid the Europeans.