Chapter 16 The East Asian World

Why were spices highly valued and sought out so eagerly?
They had medicinal uses and preserved meat for winter.

What group of explorers first found the gateway to the Spice Islands?

The Vietnamese emperor ruled
according to the teachings of Confucius

The Islamic trade network developed in the Malay Peninsula and the Indonesian Archipelago because
Muslim merchants wanted to control the spice trade.

The Southeast Asian states evolved into three styles of monarchy
Vietnamese emperors, Islamic sultans, and Buddhists kings.

European name for the Spice Islands

nonelected government officials

Dutch Homeland
the Netherland

fabled gateway to the Spice Islands

part of the continent
mainland state

Heads of noble families

territories or domains

shogunates’ method of control
hostage system

crops grown for sale
cash crops

Japanese social outcasts

Much of the prose literature of the Tokugawa Era was
lighthearted and entertaining.

The order of the four main classes during the Tokugawa Ear was
warriors, peasants, artisans, and merchants

The Japanese warrior class consisted of all of the following
shogun, daimyo, and ronin

The first Jesuit missionary who came to Japan in 1549
was Saint Francis Xavier.

Which of the following is NOT true
Europeans wanted to buy Japanese weapons.

Private business based on profit
commercial capitalism

painful practice for Chinese women

walled compound inside Beijing
Imperial City

Most famous of Ming Ear arts
blue-and-white porcelain.

group of many related families

All of following changes took place in China between 1500-1800
an increase in population, improvements in the food supply, and a growth of manufacturing and trade.

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Private business for profit did not increase in China for these reasons
Chinese attitudes toward trade and manufacturing, government control of manufacturing and trade, and heavy taxes on manufacturing.

The ideal family unit in the Qing dynasty was
the extended family.

Between 1500 and 1800, 85% of Chinese people were

the Forbidden City was
closed to commoners.

Manchu fighting units

leader of exploration and trading voyages
Zheng He

Active Christian missionaries in China

dynasty founded by Ming Hong Wu

ruling dynasty from 1644 until 1911

Reports from early Christian missionaries
made Europeans more curious about China.

Accomplishments of the Ming emperors included
renovating the Grand Canal

the first Europeans to make contact with the Ming dynasty were the

The emperor Kangxi was generally
tolerant of Christian missionaries.

All of the following contributed to the downfall of the Ming dynasty
weak rulers, peasant unrest, and poor crop yields.

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