Bushido had very deep roots in the philosophies of Buddhism, Confucianism and Shintoism. Some say Bushido was originally created from these ideas. Bushido has played a big part in Japan’s big companies. The workers believe that if an employee does well they are benefiting the whole company. They take each other to lunch and dinner and they are very close to each other.
Manga was a kind of Japanese comics that were greatly influenced by English and French political comics during the Meiji Era. The great amount of profit made by selling manga related things eventually turn it into a new industry in Japan. Many Japanese architectures were based on western style of buildings which were originally built by Western architects. Tokyo station was a perfect example of Western style building in Japan. Western style of music was another kind of art that had influenced Japan greatly.
Ancient China was the center of the ancient world because they saw themselves as the middle kingdom. Influence of 2 ancient Chinese dynasties, the Qin dynasty and the Han dynasty, was astounding, as they made new innovations and techniques in their government. Their success was largely due to access to immense amounts of resources and innovative technologies that both dynasties used to have leverage civilizations nearby, and use for trade on the silk road. Quality of life for people living under the Qin dynasty wasn’t as good as compared to people living under Han rule.
From the Kamakura Period of the late twelfth century to the Meiji Restoration in the nineteenth century, the samurai have held prominent positions as noble warriors in Japanese society. They have come to be famous in modern, Western pop culture as the fierce, stoic guards of feudal Japan, but their practices and rituals extended beyond wielding katanas and donning impressive armor. Samurai practices were rich and complex, with strict codes, ritual suicide, and a history of influencing culture and politics (“Samurai”). Samurai code was influenced by traditional Japanese culture, Zen Buddhism, and Confucianism. Bushido, or “Way of the Warrior,” was the code of conduct the samurai class were expected to uphold.
The word samurai roughly translates to english to those who serve. In japan, samurais were like knights who protected wealthy landowners. These wealthy landowners were known as daimyo and were regional lords. Although samurai were servants at first this didn't last long they eventually rose to power in the twelfth century.
The feudal system, also known as feudalism, was an assertive legal and social system that helped established the political, social, and economic state in Japan and Western Europe. It was applied with divergent interpretations in these two regions. This particular system did affect political life and institutions in both Japan and Western Europe. Despite the conflicts it caused, feudalism helped preserve law and order, and succeeding at industrial development in both Western Europe and Japan. Although these two civilizations acquired the same structure, each one took on their own approach.
CONFUCIANISM INTRODUCTION The ideology of Confucianism, also known as the "Ru" or "The Scholars", originated from Confucius, the first teacher who advocated ritual and propriety, humaneness, learning and the past. Subsequent scholars contributed to Confucianism in different ways, but its core foundation remains as a humanist system that views harmony and virtue as paramount principles in dealing with the relationship between nations, countries and individuals. SUCCESS VS FAILURE: POLITICAL & ECONOMIC STABILITY Confucianism first rose to prominence during the Han dynasty, wherein it was made the state ideology and has since made significant contributions to China's political and economic sector.
Japan’s rich history of power, wealth, and influence had many remarkable eras. One of the more notable periods in Japanese history was that of the Tokugawa Period (1600-1868). The Tokugawa Period was talked about in Musui’s Story, an autobiographical book, written by Kokichi Katsu. (Katsu ix) Katsu wrote Musui’s Story for three main reasons: to share how he had transformed from a low-ranking samurai to a well-known hero, to show his sense of self, and to serve as a cautionary tale for his descendants.
CONCLUSION Hideyoshi contributed militarily, culturally and politically to Japan. Militarily, he was a tough warrior. Culturally, he made Osaka Castle as beautiful as it was strong. Inspired by Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto (the Golden Pavilion), he constructed a fabulous portable tea-room covered with gold leaf.
The Influence of Confucianism, Legalism, and Buddhism on Chinese Empires and Society The history of the ancient China is filled with explorations and reforms of the most suitable, effective, and adaptable state ideology for different empires and the society ruled. Up till Tang dynasty, since the early emperors themselves had little idea what would be ideal and what would not, different ideologies were endorsed in a much experimental way, among which three major ideologies played important roles in shaping the Chinese empires that advocated them and affecting the values and behaviors of the society under the rule of these empires. These three ideologies are Legalism, Confucianism, and Buddhism, and were adopted by Qin, Han, and Tang dynasty
The importance of Tokugawa Leyasu taking control included the fact of the Tokugawa shogonate being established bringing along with it 264 years of peace and order. Huge changes which occurred during the reign of the tokugawa family including the introduction of a strict class system and the control of the ruling daimyo families which also made maintaining peace in Japan very easy. Japan 's increased trade and tourism contributed positively to the wealth and success of Japan. These rapid economical and social changes in Japanese society helped to prepare for fast modernization in the following time period. Tokugawa Leyasu had a significant impact on Japan as he established the tokugawa shogunate which brought wealth, peace and education to Japan.
Samurai were warrior class who lived by an unwritten code called “Bushido.” They fought for the large landowners called Daimyo, they worked for the Daimyo’s protection and against other powerful landowners. The Samurai was taught the values and traditions, and had to be educated in literature and writing. Therefor samurai were also trained in meditation and fighting techniques such as archery, swordsmanship, and martial arts.