Essays Tagged: "History of Japan"

The Bushido Code

The Samurai's Tale, a book written by Erik Haugaard, portrays a perspicuous image of Japanese society in Medieval Japan. The Bushido Code, a code of conduct which stresses 6 values a ... s 6 values and is followed by all samurai, plays an important role in this book. The most prominent of these values are loyalty, courage, and honor.To begin with, loyalty, or being faithful to one's l ... his orders so the Takeda generals will not fight amongst themselves trying to become the next ruler of the Takeda. In addition, the ronin bandit was very loyal to Lord Obu in spite of his lord's revol ...

(3 pages) 39 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Authority and Hierarchy on Benin, Northwest Coast and Tokugawa Japan Societies

rosette, and large cylinder-shaped agate heads. Some heads vary through the different eras on Benin history, and special features that identify even more the greatness of the Oba appear, as the flange ... head of the national government, the most striking features of the office through most of Japanese history has been the tendency to emphasise instead the emperor's role as chief priest as "Shaman" in ...

(14 pages) 40 0 3.8 Jan/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Governmental systems

racy, Dictatorships, Feudalism and Communism are all forms of government that have been used in the history and are used today. Japan and Europe's history are both marked with feudalism. We will go ov ... against high taxation, and from them came the Buke that were similar to the "Minutemen" in American history.Craftsmen/Merchants occupied the lowest rung on the ladder. The pursuit of money was frowned ...

(5 pages) 32 0 4.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Modern Japan

Modern Japan "Modern Japan"� is a term that defines an entire history of Japan that had molded it into what it is today. Japan is known as a "modern"� arti ... act because it is a typical product or result made by its people in the past. The heroes of Japan's history affected its people of today and are presently followers of the same heroes. Many people bel ... agery of nationhood.(Re-Inventing Japan: Time, Space Nation, p. 35) Over the many years of Japanese history, a few instances that had much contribution to the molding of "modern Japan,"� was th ...

(3 pages) 45 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Chinese Cinderella and the secret dragon society

had done it! Yes some American Fliers managed to bomb Japanese Cities. It was the first time in the history of Japan that any of her cities had been invaded by an enemy, Not a single plane was shot do ... e to see my friends again. If it wasn’t for China’s allies America, China’s Culture, History, Country and People would have been taken over and ruined.++ note this is not what happened ...

(5 pages) 20 0 4.3 Jun/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Legacy of the Samurai: The characteristics, philosophy, and history of the samurai.

Legacy of the SamuraiThe characteristics, philosophy,and history of the samurai.For seven centuries, the samurai ruled Japan as the powerful warrior class. A ... he samurai came to be the dominate force throughout medieval Japan.War played a central part in the history of Japanese samurai. As regional clans gathered manpower, resources and struck alliances wit ... ip was taught in a similarly relentless manner.The most recognized weapon of the samurai throughout history was the katana. The oldest swords were straight and had their early design in Korea and Chin ...

(10 pages) 56 1 4.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Decline Of Feudalism

vived. Shinto, Japan¡¦s native religion, emphasized the need for teachings of Japanese history and worship of ancestors more than what was already being taught. These signs of growing nat ...

(4 pages) 24 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Samurai of Early Japan

Most people today do not realize how important Samurai are to the history of Japan. Samurai protected the lands and fought the wars as soldiers. Samurai also made sur ... tizens from outsiders and people who are willing to break the laws. Samurai are a large part of the history of Japan, and continue to be a large part of the society today.Cited works · McGee, M ...

(2 pages) 21 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Buddhist Monuments In The Horyu-Ji Area Year 11 Ancient History Assessment Task III World Heritage Site Study

Buddhist Monuments In The Horyu-Ji AreaYear 11 Ancient History Assessment Task IIIWorld Heritage Site StudyThe Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-Ji area in t ... e Empire, and so in turn always enjoyed the protection of he Imperial family. According to Japanese history, these buildings were destroyed by fire in AD 670. The present buildings at Horyu-Ji are est ... e adaptions of Chinese Buddhist architecture and layout to Japanese culture and they also provide a history of Japan's religion, due to their construction coinciding with the beginning of Buddhism in ...

(6 pages) 12 0 4.3 Jan/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Medieval Japanese Culture

The medieval age in Japan spans the 12th to 16th centuries which is considered the time of disintegration and warfare. Most historians consider the Kamakura period (1185-1333) the dawn of ... awn of medieval Japan. This period marks the transition to land-based economics and a concentration of advanced military technologies in the hands of a specialized fighting class. Medieval society was ... a specialized fighting class. Medieval society was shaped largely by the emerging power and status of warriors who resided in the provinces.The fundamental underlying belief of medieval Japanese cult ...

(3 pages) 14 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Tokugawa Japan through Chushingura & Musui's Story

The Tokugawa (or Edo) period (1603 - 1868) of Japan history saw the cultural stagnation of the nation that was frozen in self-isolation a time when most ... end much of their time at the pleasure quarters of the Yoshiwara. It is almost always the case that history can be found within the literature of a period and Chushingura and Musui's Story are two of ... the literature of a period and Chushingura and Musui's Story are two of finer works to examine the history of Tokugawa Japan with.BibliographyFoster, Robert. "Early Tokugawa, or Edo Period." Frost 10 ...

(5 pages) 26 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History