Chapter 12 Section 2 Questions • During the Tang era, irrigation improved & new kinds of _____________ were developed that could grow in poor soil. • The Chinese discovered that they could use _________ to heat things & make steel. • The earliest known book printed with moveable type is called _____________. • The painting of ___________ was popular during the Song dynasty. • In the West, porcelain is sometimes called _____________.
Chapter 12 Section 2 Notes I. Chinese Agriculture A. Improved Irrigation B. New ways of growing crops C. New kinds of Rice: Produce more food II. China and the Silk Road A. Products 1. Silk Fabric, tea, steel, paper, porcelain III. Literature and Art A. Subjects of Tang Poetry 1. Beauty of nature, changing seasons, good friends, sadness of friends parting, social injustice, problems of the poor B. Art 1. Calligraphy – form of writing to create beautiful characters (letters). 2. Porcelain – “China” plates, cups, vases, figurines
Chapter 12 Section 2 Describe new technologies developed in China. Metalworking Printing Weapons Sailing
Chapter 12 Section 2 Describe new technologies developed in China. Metalworking Printing Weapons Sailing Steel Woodblock Printing Movable Type Printing Gunpowder / Fire lance / Fireworks Compass