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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.
Rice Cultivation Began Under the Song
CitiesSouthern Gate of Changan
Art and WritingPoet Li BoPoet Du Fu