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Dynasties of China
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China had many dynasties, which included the Sui, Tang, Song, Han, and Ming Dynasties. These dynasties all made important contributions to the world we live in today.
The Sui Dynasty
In 589, Yang Jian conquered the South and unified China after the Period of Disunion. In doing so, he founded the Sui Dynasty. Although the Sui Dynasty only lasted 29 years (589-618 AD), the leaders of this dynasty managed to restore order in China and began the Grand Canal, which linked Northern and Southern China. They also made all people living in that area use the same currency.
The Song Dynasty
In 1960, the Song Dynasty reunified China. It lasted from 960 AD to 1279 AD (about 300 years). During the Song Dynasty, irrigation techniques improved, they turned wild lands into farmlands,discovered a type of fast-ripening rice, and grew new crops. These developments helped pay taxes and food was abundant.
The Ming Dynasty
The Han Dynasty
The Han Dynasty lasted from 206 BC to 220 AD. It was founded by Liu Bang when he overthrew the Qin Dynasty. People there practiced a form of Confucianism which emphasized moderation and virtue. The Han Dynasty is divided into the Former Han, (before Wang Mang started the Xin Dynasty), and the Later Han (after the Xin Dynasty). The Han Dynasty was a time of great literature and was well documented. During the Han Dynasty, people improved upon bronze-work, pottery, lacquer-work, and stone tomb sculptures. Poetry was also important during this time and a type of poetry called fu was developed.
The Tang Dynasty began in China when a former Sui official overthrew the Sui Dynasty in 618 AD. This dynasty was known as the Golden Age, and lasted for almost 300 years In that time,Taizong, one of the Tang Dynasty's best rulers, improved the military, created lay codes, and developed a land reform policy called the Equal Field System. Culture flourished under his rule, but the Tang Dynasty fell in 907 AD.
The Ming Dynasty ruled china from 1368-1644. During this time, China influenced, both culturally and politically, East and South Asia. The Ming Dynasty was founded by Zhu Yuanzhang. The Ming Dynasty often fought with the Mongols and other tribes in the area. It fell due to factionalism among officials and battles with Japan and rebels. The Ming Dynasty's art generally included a lot of the painter's personality. They also specialized in pottery and used traditional decorating techniques (pottery works included the "blue and white" ceramic pieces).
Dynasties of China
by: Audrey Kang
The green part is the Sui!
After the Tang Dynasty collapsed, China was thrown into another period of confusion from 907 AD to 960 AD.
The Tang Dynasty expanded into Eastern and Central Asia.
The Green is the Song!
One type of irrigation device was the dragon backbone pump.
Stone carvings in a tomb
Bronze horse statue
Blue and White Vase
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