posted by Alexis on .
This concerns the feudal powers in Japan:
Ok, so in many ways the relation between China and Japan reflect what we've already seen between Russia and Byzantium. What were the most important things that Japan borrowed from China? Chinese influence in Japan reached its height during the time of Prince Shotoku. What did he do to make Japan like China? Were his efforts successful? What happened in the late 800s that changed this situation? What was the complicated power structure in Japan after the time of Prince Shotoku until c. 1300? Why is this called a feudal system? - Any help with any of these questions would be greatly appreciated :)
how did geography help shape Japanese civilization?