Since the discovery of luxurious non-European goods and their prosperous economic nature, European intervention outside of Europe steadily increased focused by the motives of “god, glory, and gold.” European systematically discovered each inch of the globe and thus created inevitable circumstances of interaction between Europeans and non-Europeans lasting from late 1700s to early 1900s. European attitudes toward this interaction greatly varied due to intellectual and cultural European trends that greatly altered their own point of view. Early interactions were guided by widely accepted Enlightenment ideals that expected individualism and tolerable thus creating an attitude of awe and respect from the Europeans to non-Europeans.
Japan (1500s) Japan in the 1500s is a century of decentralized power and constnt warfare among competing lords, this period is known as the "Sengoku," or "Country at War" (1467-1573). These are the years of Japan 's medieval period (1185-1600) before the reunification of Japan and the establishment of order and peace under the Tokugawa shoguns (1600-1868). Castles are built by medieval lords (daimyo) for defense throughout the civil war. In 1543 the Portuguese traders reach Japan and are soon followed by the Jesuit missionary order. The Jesuits work among the samurai class and are initially well received by leading daimyo, including Nobunaga and Hideyoshi, two daimyo crucial to the reunification of Japan.
Tokugawa Period The Tokugawa Period, also referred to as the Edo Period, took place from 1603 to 1868 in Japan. It was an era of artistic growth, intellectual development, strict foreign policies, and set social order. Under the shogunate leader, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Japan became isolated from all outside influence. The main religion was Confucianism, as Christianity/ Catholicism was banned.
The societies of Tokugawa Japan (c.1603-1867C.E.) and medieval Europe (c.1000-1500C.E.) had two things in common; a feudal system. A feudal system is something that features hierarchies or social structures. The feudal system normally starts with a religion, which is at the very top of the social pyramid, then it’s the King or monarch for Europe and the shogun for Japan, then there are the nobles for Europe and the daimyos for Japan. As we go down the pyramid there are the warriors, like the knight in Europe and the samurai in Japan, then there are the peasants. The peasants were included in both eras and are at the lowest part of the pyramid.
Han and Yuan Dynasties The Han Dynasty lasted from 206 BC up until 220 AD. The Han Dynasty was founded by Liu Bang. The Yuan Dynasty was about 1000 years later from 1271-1368. The Yuan Dynasty was founded by Kublai Khan, but he placed his grandfather on the imperial records as founder.
Many trades and exchanges throughout history bring very diverse cultures together. Nothing like widespread exchange over two hemispheres had never existed before 1492. Even though the cultures participating in these exchanges were viewed as different since they lived on opposite sides of the globe, they also had many commonalities. The Western Europeans and the East Asians were impacted greatly by the Colombian exchange. The western Europeans destructed and changed most of what they encountered while the East Asians blended and assimilated into the “new” cultures.
Feudalism was a social, political, and economic system that tyrannized all conditions of medieval life. Despite what many might think, the European and Japanese feudal systems is well known across hundreds of nations all over the world. This includes the political, economic, and social order. The economic fraction of feudalism was centered around the lord 's estates or manor.
Throughout most of China 's history, the country has remained rather isolated from from other nations and their influences. Although there are major instances in which outsiders were able to make significant impressions, such as the introduction of Buddhism, or the devastating opium wars. However, on a whole they were able to remain genuinely separated especially when compared to the development of other countries. In ancient China, this proved to be beneficial to their cultural development which is why they were able to become such an advanced and lasting ancient civilization. Without outside influences their culture was able to solidify, grow, and provide important advancements in ancient times, such as the first paper.
The purpose of the Japanese Empire to hold the show was to pick things for reference among the old culture of Joseon so that Joseon public people realized the benefits of new administration by comparison and contrast of old and new administration. By drawing the image of the difference between Joseon monarchy and colonial rule as old and new, pre-modernism and modernism, stagnation and progress, barbarism and civilization, it revealed the incompetent Joseon monarchy to justify the colonization of the Japanese Empire and to brag about their authority to Joseon people with the legitimacy of the Japanese Government-General of Korea. Products displayed on the show were Joseon’s manufactured products and some from Taiwan and Japanese Empire assessed
The Heian period is one of the most celebrated periods in Japanese history. Considered as a ‘golden age’ by historians, this period continues to hold a significant position in Japanese society. As an illustration, historians often marked this period as the height of imperial rule because the imperial court laid the foundations for an enduring social, political and cultural framework that transformed the dynamics of Japanese society (Morris, 1964; Hall, 1970; McCullough and McCullough, 1980; Mason and Caiger, 1997; McCullough, 1999a; Shively and McCullough, 1999; Adolphson et al., 2007; Hurst, 2007; Walker, 2015). These frameworks remained intact for four centuries.
During the Tokugawa Shogunate, did the emperor have any power? If so, what? When the emperor Tokugawa Shogunate came into power he continued with, and made bigger changes to what Hideyoshi had started. He disarmed peasants, removed a lot of the source of rebellion that seemed to haunt Japan.