This unit provides a study into the religious, social, and political
background of Japan, China, India, and Africa. Topics
within the unit range from, but are not limited to:
-Hinduism and India
-Development of the Caste System in India
-Buddhism and India, China, and Japan
-Impact of Confucianism, Daoism, Legalism on Chinese government and society
-Imperial/Dynastic rule in China. Focus on: (Han, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming)
-Samurai tradition/values in Japan
-Rise of the shogun in Japan
-North Africa relationship with Islam
-Western Africa empires (trade and commerce)
Includes timelines, maps, and images on a variety of topics-Chinese
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A great overview of the Chinese dynastic art history.
Website displays, discusses a variety of Japanese castles.
A website offering information about to traveling to and living in Japan.
Interactive timelines of Japanese history.
Website provides African art history.
Background on what is a mandala and the significance of madalas to
A great site for the proper pronunciation of several key Chinese names and
Background information on anything samurai.
A collection of a few of the more famous koans. "What is the sound of one
Interactive website pertaining to Imperial China.