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The Golden Age of China: The Tang and Song Dynasties
Transcript of The Golden Age of China: The Tang and Song Dynasties
Tang Dynasty - June 18
Signifcant developments in art, literature,poetry, and technology.
Buddhism was predominant in the area.
had a strong centralized bureaucracy with efficient policies
Tang Kao tsu (Li Yuan) is emperor of the tang dynasty (Until 626)
Is best known for the development of many forms-painting,sculpture,calligraphy, music, dance and literature.
Technology of Tang Dynasty
during the time of the tang dynasty, many advancements in chinese science and technology developed.
Art, literature, and philosophy of the Tang Dynasty
there are over 48,900 poems that have survived
Golden Age of China: The Tang and Song Dynasties
the Tang dynasty is considered part of the "GOlden age of China" because of its achievements through technology and literature.
Golden age- denotes a period of primordial peace, harmony, stability, and prosperity
The Silk Road: Trade and spread of culture
The tang gained many new technologies, cultural practices,etc.
The chinese adopted many foreign concepts.
The second son of Li Yuan
bold and powerful ruler good at both military strategy and Chinese calligraphy
His reign was called the Zhenguan Reign, which started the glorious period of Tang.
During the time of the pax sinica, the silk road also reached its golden age.
there was contact in india as a hub for buddhist knowledge.
The silk road also had an impact on tang dynasty art. horses become a symbol of prosperity and power.
the Tang era was considered the greatest age for chinese poetry
founded by Song Taizu (Zhao Kuangyin)
The Song Dynasty
Along with Four Great inventions
There were the Four Great Books of Song
Ironically found to be more unified than most european countries at the time
THeir rival was the khitans of tartar
The song dynasty led to many advances in technology through the astounding amount of scholars they had
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patrick and andre did most of the work cough cough
had four political systems
Culture of the Song Dynasty
TANG DYNASTY ENDS
Song Dynasty Ends
His wife, Empress Wu was very powerful
continued territorial gains (into Korea)
made Korea a vassal state in 668
after this conquest he was weak
peasants received land under his reign,and agriculture increased
reestablished social structure
government established workshops that produced coins
increased work on irrigation
He is also known as emperor ming of tang
Son of Ruizong
His Reign was the longest and was known as the heyday kaiyuan because of the unprecedented prosperirty
the younger brother of zhao kuangyin, Song Taizong (Zhao Guangyin), deafeated the northern han which, unified the whole country of china
Song Dynasty: the Golden Age in China
1st government to issue true paper money
1st chinese government to establish permanent standing navy
created gun powder which was a breakthrough in technology
expanded rice cultivation
government gradually stopped heavily regulating the market economy
social life was vibrant: festivals, clubs and entertainment quarters
woodblock printing and movable type printing encouraged the spread of literature
by Patrick Le, Andre Hou , and Kara Bramhall