Post-Classical China. Tang and song dynasties. Apply it!. We already know that the fall of Rome and Han China are VERY similar… Large area was difficult to rule Too much local control/weakened central control Weak rulers Peasant uprisings High taxes Barbarian Invasions
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for imperial government and
paid taxes in the form of grain
Empress Wu Zetian built a capital at Chang’an, consulted officals for reforms and encouraged trade
about the Silk Road
taxes without using grain
Block printing, the crossbow, gunpowder and the abacus
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The Chinese discovered that a magnetized needle-- floating points north/south. This helped sea trader determine direction while sailing
Chinese artists perfected the art of making porcelains and painting with black ink on silk paper. Chinese poets and historians wrote important works.