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Chinese Renaissance: Sui to Song Dynasties. Sui Dynasty, 581-618 C.E. “Land Equalization” System –> land redistribution Unified coinage Established army of professional soldiers People were overworked and overtaxed!. Financial Stress. War for Korea further strains finances

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Chinese

Renaissance:

Sui to Song

Dynasties

sui dynasty 581 618 c e
Sui Dynasty, 581-618 C.E.
  • “Land Equalization” System –> land redistribution
  • Unified coinage
  • Established army of professional soldiers
      • People were overworked and overtaxed!
financial stress
Financial Stress
  • War for Korea further strains finances
  • Grand Canal constructed
    • Strained financial resources
tang dynasty 618 907 c e
Tang Dynasty, 618-907 C.E.
  • High point of Chinese history
  • Imperial examination system perfected
  • Liberal attitude towards all religions
      • Spread of Buddhism in China
  • Golden Age of foreign relations with other countries
      • Japan, Korea, Persia
tang dynasty 618 907 c e9
Tang Dynasty, 618-907 C.E.
  • New technologies:
    • Printing --> moveable print
    • Porcelain
    • Gunpowder
    • Mechanical clocks
  • More cosmopolitan culture
  • Reestablished safety of Silk Road
  • Tea came into China from Southeast Asia
empress wu zetian 624 705
Empress Wu Zetian, 624-705
  • Only Chinese Empress to rule alone
  • Searched for outstanding individuals to attract to her court
  • Constructed new irrigation systems
  • Buddhism was favored statereligion
      • Financed building of many Buddhist temples
  • BUT… She appointed cruel and sadistic ministers to seek out her enemies
foot binding in tang china
Foot-Binding in Tang China
  • Broken toes by 3 years of age.
  • Size 5 ½ shoe on the right
foot binding in tang china12
Foot-Binding in Tang China

Mothers bound their daughters’ feet.

foot binding in tang china13
Foot-Binding in Tang China
  • For upper-class girls, it became new custom
end of tang dynasty
End of Tang Dynasty
  • Causes of decline
    • Misrule
    • Court intrigues
    • Economic exploitation
    • Rebellions
  • Made it possible for northern invaders to defeat them
  • Next 50 years saw fragmentation of China
    • Five northern dynasties
    • Ten southern kingdoms
song sung dynasty 960 1279 c e
Song [Sung] Dynasty,960-1279 C.E.
  • Creation of urban, merchant middle class
  • Neo-Confucianists wanted to purify Confucianism
  • Increased emphasis on education & cheaper availability of printed books
  • Magnetic compassmade China great sea power!
confucian inspired sayings
Confucian Inspired Sayings
  • "Women are to be led and to follow others.“
  • "A woman ruler is like a hen crowing.“
  • "Woman's greatest duty is to produce a son."
confucian inspired sayings19
Confucian Inspired Sayings
  • "We should not be too familiar with the lower orders or with women."
  • "The woman with no talent is the one who has merit.“
  • "Those who cannot be taught, cannot be instructed. These are women and eunuchs."
confucian inspired sayings20
Confucian Inspired Sayings
  • "A husband can marry twice, but his wife must never remarry.“
  • "Man is honored for strength; a woman is beautiful on account of her gentleness."
  • "Disorder is not sent down by Heaven, it is produced by women."
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Chinese

Renaissance:

Sui to Song

Dynasties