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Angkor: Major empires in SE Asia: 889-1431 Angkor/Khmer Empire; for empires, Massive from controlling trade routes—funan and Angkor (isthmus of Kra)—Hindu templates Straits of Melaka: 15th century Malaka; trade routes—Srivijaya and Melaka—follows martime trade routes and Melaka 1500s Hindu dynasty converts to Islam Spice Islands: Particularly large spice growing/exporting in islands—java, Maluku, etc—incredibly sought after throughout Asia, Europe, and E.Africa Monsoons: seasonal prevailing wind in the region of South and SouthEast Asia, blowing from the southwest between May and September and bringing rain (wet monsoon) or from the northeast between Octobver and April (dry) Vinta: canoe that made it possible for the voyage—migration of the Filipinos into the archipelago Laguna Copperplate: first written records; debt to King of Tondo; SE Asian/Hindu script; evidence of cultural links between Classical Tagalog People and the various contemporary Asian civilization Sultanate of Sulu: Parts of Mindanao, Borneo, and Sulu Sea—1457-1915 (Mahkdum Karim—Muslim Missionary from Se Asia) Big Rats Poem: book of songs, important to China’s emperor to know how the people were feeling and so they would send people out from the court into the countryside to hear what the people were singing Oracle Poem: initially writing used to ask questions of gods; eventually becomes Chinese writing system Legalism: Shang Yang 330-338 BCE; none of this touchy feely Confucian and Daoist stuff; FA-Law code must be clear and the laws must be equally and strictly enforced; SHU-the ruler’s tactics in doing this must be unquestioned and should be secret; SHI-the position of the leader is the heart of the authority, not the person holding that position Yellow Turban Rebellion: peasant/Daoist Revolt; abuse and corruption of landlords (scholar/gentry), famine and flooding, high taxes, ten attendants (eunuchs); argue Han have lost the Mandate of Heaven Liu Bang: former Qin soldier; leader in anti-Qin rebellion, Qin end in 207 BCE, by 206 BCE he has restored stability and establishes Han dynasty Empress Wu: starts as concubine to two successive emperors; gains power through her connections in the palace; rules as regent for her husband then her sons; as empress herself; deposed in 705 Tang Era Courtesan: social institution and become indispensable part o elegant life both in the capital and provinces; entertainers Foot Binding: prevent further growth and tight binding of young girl’s feet; common among all but the lowest of classes displaying status, women from wealthy families who did not need to work could afford their feet bound) and symbol of beauty in Chinese culture Budai: becomes popular around 600—tang persecution in 840s not that effective; Chan (Zen) Buddhism—buddhism with Daoist and Confucian elements—family becomes more central, more focus on meditation less on texts, even turn folkroric deities into bodhissattva Samurai: Heian Period—rise of Samurai as a warri...

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