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The purpose of the grand canal was to...

Facilitate trade and communication within China

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The Sui empire lasted such a short time because

It was exhausted by its extraordinary pace of expansion and over centralization

2

What are the beliefs of Mahayana Buddhism?

Bodhisattvas have postponed nirvana to help others achieve enlightenment

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What are the ways that Buddhist institutions allied themselves with the Tang imperial family?

Monastic leaders openly supported women as emperors

4

How did the bubonic plague reach East Asia?

It came along the sea route linking the Red Sea and Persian gulf with canton

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The Uighurs were famous as merchants and...

Scribes

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The most dramatic change in the status of Chinese women during the Song Dynasty was manifested by?

Footbinding

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Why did the song empire look east and south for allies?

Queens north and west of China were strongly oriented towards Buddhism

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Why was rice growing well suited to Confucian ideology?

It demanded cooperation of large kin groups

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Where was movable type originally developed?

Korea

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Central Japan was most likely unified in the fourth or fifth century C.E. By..

Via Korean warriorson horseback

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Japan during the eighth century can best be described as...

A major Buddhist center, perhaps surpassing China

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The concept of Mandate of Heaven was not important in Japan because...

Japanese rulers always came from the same family

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The combination of loneliness, free time, and writing encouraged Japanese women to...

Produce an outpouring of poetry, diaries and novels

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The early Annamese were NOT ahead of the Chinese in their...

Military tatics