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Chapter 20

Vocab for Chapter 20

Cultural Diffusion The spread of culture from one area to another.
Religion A combination of beliefs, rituals, and values
Government A group of people that rule a specific area
System of Writing A way of communicating of which a symbol represents a sound
Art and Architecture The process of designing or creating a building or painting
Social Structure A system used to classify people by their social status
technology using a device or other tool to solve a problem
aristocracy a ruing class of noble families
Buddhism a religion practiced first by the Chinese and Korean people that spread to Japan. Followers worship the Buddha
Prince Shotoku The first emperor of Japan
Kanji A Japanese form of writing that includes pictures
Tanka A form of poetry developed by the Japanese
pagoda A Japanese style of building with several roofs
Stupa An Indian style of building that featured a rounded roof
Gagaku A Chinese style of music
Sheng (Sho) An instrument that the Chinese used, and was eventually turned into a Japanese instrument
Created by: mschneider01