Human Legacy Course/Cultures of East Asia (550 - 1400)
Beginning in the AD 500s, a series of dynasties reunified China and produced a prolonged golden age. The influence of China’s advanced civilization spread across East Asia. In Korea, kingdoms borrowed from Chinese culture and made it their own. In Japan, rulers borrowed from both China and Korea to produce a cultural flowering. In Southeast Asia, several kingdoms and empires thrived while borrowing from both India and China.
This week, you will learn how Chinese and Indian cultures spread, or diffused, through trade, conquest, migration, and religious missionaries to influence Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Nomadic Mongols then spread their culture through conquest as well.