SS Asia Test

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aristocrat

n. A hereditary noble or one nearly connected with nobility.

Buddhism

the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth

bunraku

Japanese drama that features wooden, elaborately costumed marionettes that are about four feet tall; also called Doll Theater

clan

group of people related by blood or marriage or friendship

Confucianism

the teachings of Confucius emphasizing love for humanity

courtier

an attendant at the court of an emperor

currency

the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used

daimyo

a japanese feudal lord who commanded a private army of samurai

Daoism

philosophical system developed by of Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events

denomination

a group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith

despot

a cruel and oppressive dictator

divan

a Muslim council chamber or law court

economy

the system of production and distribution and consumption

Ghazi

Islamic Warrior who fights to expand the frontiers of Islam

Grand Vizier

the Ottoman sultan's chief minister, who led the meetings of the imperial council

haiku

an epigrammatic Japanese verse form of three short lines

isolation

the act of isolating something

janissary

Infantry, originally of slave origin, armed with firearms and constituting the elite of the Ottoman army from the fifteenth century until the corps was abolished in 1826. )

Khan

a Mongol ruler (given to a great ruler)

koto

thirteen-string Japanese harp