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Tang Dynasty 618-907 C.E

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  1. Sui, Tang and Song China Tang Dynasty 618-907 C.E

  2. Sui, Tang and Song China Tang Dynasty • Summary: • Second Classical Chinese Age • Very similar to the Han Dynasty • Confucianism again dominates govt leaders • Confucian Civil Service Exams used to hire administrators for the Chinese government locally, regionally and nationally • Extended its influence throughout East Asia (Japan and Korea) • Re-built the new capital at Xi’an

  3. Sui, Tang and Song China Tang Expansion • Powerful military state • extended the boundaries of China through Siberia • Korea in the east • Vietnam in the South. • Made Silk Road safe again, well into modern-day Afghanistan, trade flourishes

  4. Sui, Tang and Song China Empress Wu 625-705 AD • Only female ruler of China • Cruel but effective ruler • Had to fight the Confucian social belief that women should serve men • Encouraged women to be more vocal and demand better treatment from their family

  5. Sui, Tang and Song China Tang Economy • Reestablished the safety of the Silk Road. • Silk Road trade with Middle East and Constantinople • Inventions: • Printing press using moveable print • Porcelain used for dishes and decorations • Gunpowder originally for fireworks but eventually for weapons • Mechanical clocks

  6. Sui, Tang and Song China Tang Religion/Philosophy • Initially tolerant of other religions • Buddhism spreads • Later during the Tang, Confucianism becomes more aggressive in fighting Buddhist influence in China

  7. Sui, Tang and Song China Tang Social Life • Trade brings people from all over the world to China; especially in cities • Cities have a great social life with live music and drama • Tang people loved poetry and landscape painting • Confucian social hierarchy dominates

  8. Sui, Tang and Song China Tea • Tea comes into China from Southeast Asia • Tea and Horse Trade Route to Tibet increases tea availability in China

  9. Sui, Tang and Song China Tang Xuanzong (The Profound Emperor) and Consort Yang

  10. Sui, Tang and Song China Mistress Yang and the An Lushan Rebellion755-763 • Emperor fell in love with a young concubine named Yang Guifei, • The Emperor wasted money and time on Yang and neglected his duties making others jealous and harming China • Yang told the Emperor to hire her friends to rule which made situation worse • One of these was a general named An Lushan, who quickly accumulated power. • An Lushan eventually decided that he would make a pretty good emperor, and launched a rebellion. • The emperor was forced to flee the capital, and on the way, the palace guard strangled Tang and threw her corpse in a ditch. • the rebellion pretty much shattered centralized Tang control, and for the remaining 150 years of the dynasty, the country slowly disintegrated

  11. Sui, Tang and Song China An original Limerick • The Emperor Xuanzong • fell in love with a concubine named Yang • But she had a man on the side • To take over the empire – he tried • Which led to the next dynasty - named Song

  12. Sui, Tang and Song China Transition Period between Tang and Song • 907 - 960 saw the fragmentation of China into five northern dynasties and ten southern kingdoms until Song unified all of China again