Professional Custom Accounting: How did Japan responded to the rise of the Ming empire?
The following questions require you to read Ji-Young Lee’s chapters one, two and three and Ge Zhaoguang’s chapter one. All readings are discussed in one way or another in my lectures.
- Can you tell me in your own words what Ji-Young Lee mean by “hegemonic authority as a product of domestic legitimation”? Can you illustrate what she means with a concrete example of East Asian politics?
- How does Ji-Young Lee make sense of Korea’s military expeditions against the Ming Empire in 1370, 1388 and 1398?
- How did Japan responded to the rise of the Ming empire? How does Ji-Young Lee explain how Japan became an official Ming tributary for a brief period of time?
- In Chapter one of Ge Zhaoguang’s What Is China?: Territory, Ethnicity, Culture, and History, he describes the history of an All-under-Heaven worldview in China [exactly the tianxia system described in Ji-Young Lee’s literature review chapter]. Would you call this worldview sinocentric? When did China stop being sinocentric? Did Buddhism and Catholicism had anything to do with sinocentric worldviews?