The printing process and China's relationship with Japan
The Printing Process
These wooden blocks were called type blocks.
Around A.D. 1000, a printer named Pi Sheng created a movable type block.
Printing lead to the creation of paper currency. Paper currency was invented in 1024 to assist merchants.
-Buddhism spread to Japan in the late first century.
-The Japanese prince Shotoku wanted to create a strong empire like China. He sent officials and students there to study.
-After Shotoku died, officials continued to make Japan's government look like China's.
-In the 8th century, Japan established a good relationship with China.
-Because the Japanese wanted shotguns from China, they were nice to them in the 12th century.