In the Know

Japan, Vietnam, and Korea


  • Prince Shotoku of Japan sent ________and artists to China to learn their culture.

  • They brought back Confucian principles which he used in making the _______________________ of Japan and establishing the government. While Chinese Confucianism has 5 different relationships within it, Japanese Confucianism changed so that all were ________ to the emperor.

  • The Buddhism they brought back mixed with the Japanese ancestor worship and created Shinto.

  • Japan became the ________ capital of the world. A ______ priest brought the Chinese lunar calendar and taught it to the ________.


  • The kingdom of _______ tried to align the ______ government with the Chinese by instituting the ___________ system, writing technique and ___________.

  • The attempt failed however because of opposition by the ___________.

  • The ____ emperors tried to take over _____ but finally created them into a tribute state with the _____________ ruling.

  • Through tribute systems the Korean peninsula was able to acquire Chinese art, manufactured goods, and education.

  • _________ ideas failed to stick as the _______ embraced ________. This signification process was largely limited to the upper class.


  • Vietnam had been ruled by the Chinese since _________. but the Vietnamese took back their independence in ___ after the fall of the ____________ in China.

  • The following Vietnamese dynasties continued to use the Chinese example of ___________ like the examination system and the ______________.

  • The _______ incorporated a fast ripening form of rice from _______ into their agriculture.

  • Because the __________ did not openly embrace the Chinese, they only incorporated parts of the _______ culture that they found beneficial like the military ____________ and irrigation technology.

  • Women were key in _________ Chinese sinification. They traditionally held a higher place in _______ than many other cultures and were not open to the ____________________ that forced them to be subservient.

Most Successful

Out of the Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese Empires _______ was the most successful in resisting sinification because they had natural borders that kept the _______ out and they didn’t embrace or _______ Chinese culture. Japan openly emulated the Chinese culture even though _____ never ruled over them. ______ government kept a constant flow of Chinese culture circulating into their _______ by the tribute system with the ____________.