III Nation Building: The Age of the Envoys
Following China as a model, East Asia organized its centralized government. In Japan, Buddhism, walled cities and the envoys played a major role. Through trade and exchange of knowledge between the cosmopolitan city of Changan, which drew lots of goods from all over the world via the Silk Road, Buddhism, Kanji, and Sansai pottery emerged. We focus on the Dazaifu dynasty, and the expansion of a wide range of exchange in worldwide items.