New History Textbook for Middle School Students
Series No. 4, Chapter 2: Medieval Japan
– The Kamakura and Muromchi period –
Series No. 4 contains Chapter 2, Sections 1〜3.
Chapter 2, Section 1: The start of samurai rule
Topic 21 – The rise and fall of the Taira clan
What events brought about the triumph and the collapse of the Taira clan?
Topic 22 – The samurai government of the Kamakura shogunate
What were the distinguishing characteristics of the Kamakura shogunate, Japan’s first samurai government?
Topic 23 – The Mongol Invasions of Japan
Why was Japan able to repulse the Mongol Invasions?
Chapter 2, Section 2: The evolution of samurai rule
Topic 24 – The Kemmu Restoration and the Northern and Southern Courts period
Why did the Kemmu Restoration prove to be so short-lived?
Topic 25 – The Muromachi shogunate and the protector-daimyo The Taiho Code and Heijo-kyo
What were the distinguishing characteristics of the Muromachi shogunate as a samurai government?
Topic 26 – Sino-Japanese commerce, Korea, and Ryukyu
Why did the tally trade begin and how did East Asian commercial networks develop?
Topic 27 – The Onin War and gekokujo
How was Japanese society changed by the Onin War?
Chapter 1, Section 3: Medieval society and culture
Topic 28 – The transformation of medieval cities and villages
How did life in Japan’s cities and rural villages change during the medieval period?
Topic 29 – Kamakura culture
What were the distinguishing characteristics of the culture of the Kamakura period?
Topic 30 – Muromachi culture
What were the distinguishing characteristics of the culture of the Muromachi period?
CHAPTER 2 SUMMARY: SUMMING UP THE ANCIENT PERIOD
Questions are welcome.
MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact
Note: Japanese names are rendered surname first in accordance with Japanese custom.