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  • Post Classical ChinaSui, Tang, SongDynasties

  • 500 400 300 200 100 * 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 Buddhism Spreads Quickly Buddha In India Confucius in China

    Tang Sung Dynasty Dynasty THE GOLDEN AGE

  • China reunited under the Sui

  • Sui Dynasty, 581-618 C.E.Land Equalization System > land redistribution.Unified coinage.Grand Canal constructed.Established an army of professional soldiers. People were overworked and overtaxed!

  • The Grand Canal

  • The Grand Canal Today

  • Tang Dynasty, 618-907 C.E.Imperial examination system perfected. (meritocracy established)

    Liberal attitude towards all religions. Spread of Buddhism in China

    Golden Age of foreign relations with other countries. Japan, Korea, Persia

  • Tang Government Organization

  • Tang Dynasty, 618-907 C.E.New technologies:Printing --> moveable print PorcelainGunpowderMechanical clocks More cosmopolitan culture. Reestablished the safety of the Silk Road. Tea comes into China from Southeast Asia.

  • Empress Wu Zetian, 624-705The only female Empress in Chinas history who ruled alone. Searched for outstanding individuals to attract to her court.Construction of new irrigation systems.Buddhism was the favored state religion. Financed the building of many Buddhist temples.

  • Foot-Binding in Tang ChinaBroken toes by 3 years of age.Size 5 shoe on the right

  • Foot-Binding in Tang China Mothers bound their daughters feet.

  • The Results of Foot-Binding

  • It was a dynasty of prosperity and education.

    Literature, science, technology, art, and poetry flourished.

  • The Sung (Song) Dynasty960-1279 CE

    Technology continued to advance.They created manufactured goods to export to other areas of the world.The Arts flourished.A combination of Buddhism and Confucianism were added to the civil service exams. (This was called Neo Confucianism .) A scholar-official

  • Confucius says: Peace and social order come by acting right in all of our relationships.Those above should be kind to those below.

    Ruler Father Older Sibling Husband Friend

    Subject Son Younger Sibling Wife Friend

    Those below should Respect and Obey those above.

  • Buddha Says:

  • Rice Cultivation Began Under the Song

  • Agriculture

  • CitiesSouthern Gate of Changan

  • Art and WritingPoet Li BoPoet Du Fu

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