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Please post in the forum for the day a short essay in response to this question:
We have talked mostly about China up to this point, but the chapter also discusses three distinct cultures that were, to one degree or another, in its shadow. Nam-Viet, Korea, and Japan all were profoundly influenced by China, though each of them had distinct geographical characteristics that separated it from the other two, and each became a distinct culture. Compare how each of the three regions appropriated pieces of Chinese culture and what it did or didn't borrow. Obviously this is an enormous question, but the book provides you with enough information to make some comparisons that won't run on for pages. Consider in particular:
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