Traditions and Encounters, AP Edition (Bentley), 5th Edition

Chapter 26: Tradition and Change in East Asia

Interactive Map Quiz


Map A. Ming China

When the Mongols' Yuan Dynasty ended in chaos in 1368, China fell into the hands of the man who would become Emperor Hongwu. Raised in a Buddhist monastery, Emperor Hongwu had risen to prominence in the army and been a key player in the erosion of Mongol control in China. Under the Ming Dynasty, traces of Mongol rule were eradicated and every effort was made, once again, to return China to a Chinese state.

Explain the effects of population growth on Chinese society.


Compare and contrast the system of education and the role of intellectuals in China and Japan.


Discuss the similarities and differences between the place of women in Japanese and Chinese society.


Write an essay comparing the differences between the relationships China and Japan had with the outside world. What was the main source of contact with other cultures for each country?

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