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Ch 13: Feudal Japan

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Watch engaging video lessons and learn about the leaders, religions and societies of feudal Japan. Gauge your understanding of feudal Japan with self-assessment quizzes.

Feudal Japan - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Explore the various elements of life in feudal Japan in this chapter, which introduces you to the lord-vassal system, literary and artistic works of the period and military society. Subject-matter experts will enhance your knowledge of this period with lessons on influences of China and Korea on Japan and characteristics of Japanese society. After you've watched the lessons in this chapter, you'll have knowledge of:

  • The reign of Prince Shotoku
  • Influences of the warrior code into the 20th century
  • Branches of Japanese Zen Buddhism
  • The Tale of Genji
  • Samurais of the 12th century

Video Objectives
China and Korea's Influence on classical Japan Explain the importance of Japan's proximity to China and Korea. Describe how those countries influenced Japan linguistically, religiously and philosophically.
Prince Shotoku Taishi of Japan Depict characteristics of family life and society during the reign of Prince Shotoku Taishi.
The Lord-Vassal System during Japan's Kamakura Period Learn about shoguns, daimyos and samurais. Assess the values, traditions and customs affiliated with the lord-vassal system. Find out why the warrior code remained influential into the 20th century.
Japanese Zen Buddhism: Description, Branches & Revival Explore the history of Buddhism in Japan and analyze Zen Buddhism, Jodo and Dual Shinto. Analyze reasons Buddhism regained popularity in the 20th century.
Literature, Art & Drama in 9th & 10th Century Japan Discover the Golden Age of literature, art and drama in Japan. Evaluate the effect that this period has on present-day culture.
Murasaki Shikibu's Tale of Genji Get a detailed look at this Japanese literary work. Find out its significance.
Military Society & Samurais in 12th Century Japan Discuss the rise of military society in late 12th-century Japan. Describe the role of samurais in this society.

7 Lessons in Chapter 13: Feudal Japan
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
China & Korea's Influence on Classical Japan

1. China & Korea's Influence on Classical Japan

In this lesson you will explore the history of Classical Japan, but also the way that Japan was impacted by the cultures of China and Korea. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Japanese Literature, Art & Drama of the 9th-10th Centuries

2. Japanese Literature, Art & Drama of the 9th-10th Centuries

In this lesson you will explore the major developments of literature, art, and drama in the height of the Heian Period in Japanese history. Then you can test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Prince Shotoku Taishi of Japan

3. Prince Shotoku Taishi of Japan

In this lesson, you will explore the life and achievements of Prince Shotoku Taishi of the Asuka period of Japan. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Lord-Vassal System During Japan's Kamakura Period

4. The Lord-Vassal System During Japan's Kamakura Period

In this lesson you will explore the system of lords and vassals that changed Japanese society during the Kamakura Period in Japanese history. Then, you will test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Japanese Zen Buddhism: Description, Branches & Revival

5. Japanese Zen Buddhism: Description, Branches & Revival

In this lesson, we will explain the history of Buddhism in Japan. In doing so, we'll highlight Zen and Jodo Buddhism as well as Dual Shinto. We'll also look at the 20th-century revival of Buddhism within the country.

Murasaki Shikibu's Tale of Genji: Summary & Characters

6. Murasaki Shikibu's Tale of Genji: Summary & Characters

In this lesson, you will explore the context and summary of the classic work of Japanese literature 'The Tale of Genji.' Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Japanese Military Society & Samurais in the 12th Century

7. Japanese Military Society & Samurais in the 12th Century

In this lesson, you will explore the rise of the samurai and the Japanese military culture of the 12th century. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

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