ImportantBed

Monday, September 06, 2004

Japan, The Yamato polity

The pattern of administrative control established is called the uji-kabane system. Uji is usually translated as �clan� in English. The uji are thought to be extensions of original agricultural communities, perhaps what early Chinese records referred to as �states.� Essentially, farming communities were associated into lineal groups, united by the belief that harvests

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