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Imperial China and the spread of Buddhism Tang Dynasty and Sung (AKA Song) Dynasty. Both political leaders Used state money to help Spread the Buddhist religion. . Emperor Taizong Empress Wu Zetian.
Both political leaders
Used state money to help
Spread the Buddhist religion.
Emperor TaizongEmpress Wu Zetian
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THE GOLDEN AGE
Before printing was invented, knowledge could only be passed on my word of mouth, or by extremely expensive handwritten manuscripts.
sent representatives to India to collect
Buddhist texts (writings).
Translated into Chinese
And printed so that
Greater numbers of
People learned about
The justification for the Chinese Imperial Exams was that appointees to leadership positions were not to be chosen through special or inherited privilege, but through an individual's own abilities.
Rising to the top through your own hard work (Merit).
Theoretically, any male adult in China, regardless of his wealth or social status, could become a high-ranking government scholar-official by passing the imperial examination.
Those who passed these exams were selected for administrative positions. This meant that their clans or families also rose in social class and wealth.A Scholar-Official A peasant
(The Sung family led China about the same time that the Crusades were taking place around the Mediterranean.)
3. Cast Iron Steel (What they make cannons out of.)
Contributed to the spread of Learning In China.
Before the invention of the compass, ships were frequently lost in the big oceans and the consequences would be deadly.
The magnet inside the compass automatically remains parallel to the Prime Meridian.The needle automatically points to the North and South Pole.
All of these things that were important in China spread across the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan to influence the people of Japan. Japan
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Subject Son Younger Sibling Wife Friend
scholars all studied this “new”
belief-system to pass the
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2. What did the political leader named Emperor Taizongdo to introduce China to Buddhism?
3. How did scholar-officials get their chance to work for the government?
4. How did Confucian thought change during the Sung Dynasty?