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WH: Chapter 7

The East Asian World 1400-1800

series a group of related things or events
perspective viewpoint
queue the braided pigtail that was traditionally worn by Chinese males
porcelain ceramic material made of fine clay baked at very high temperatures
clan a group of related families
daimyo great names; heads of noble families in Japan who controlled vast landed estates and relied on samurai for protection
process a series of actions or steps leading to an end
community a group of people with common interests and characteristics living together within a larger society
hans about 250 domains into which Japan was divided under the Tokugawa
hostage system a system used by the shogunate to control the diamyo in Tokugawa Japan; The family of a diamyo lord was forced to stay at their residence in the capital whenever the lord was absent from it
eta Japans outcast class, whose way of life was strictly regulated by the Tokugawa
isolationists a policy of national isolation by abstention from alliances and other international political and economic relations
archipelago a chain of islands
network an interrelated or interconnected group or system
mainland states part of the continent, as distinguished from peninsulas or offshore islands
bureaucracy an administrative organization that relies on non elective officials and regular procedures
impose to establish or apply