What are the 3 Chinese dynasties
Sui, Tang, Song
Name 3 important facts about the Sui Dynasty
reunified China, created the Grand Canal, they had high taxes
What did the Grand Canal link? What type of labor was used?
Huang He and Chang Jiang rivers
What happened to the power of large landholders during the Tang Dynasty?
weakened power of large landholders by giving land to peasants
During which dynasty were civil service exams started? Whose teachings are CSEs based on?
Tang Dynasty, Confucius
What made emperors unpopular toward the end of the Tang Dynasty?
Which dynasty is know for bringing economic prosperity to China?
What was the effect of land reforms and improved farming methods on food supplies during the Song Dynasty?
There was an abundance of food.
What helped to increase trade during the Song Dynasty?
private merchants and guilds grew
During which dynasty did banking emerge when money economy developed?
What were some cultural achievements of the Song Dynasty?
movable type made literature widely available
art, architecture, and music
Who overthrew the Song Dynasty?
what was created to increase trade in China ?
Silk road, used steel and cotton
which dynasties were eras of prosperity for wealthier people in cities?
Tang and Song
Describe the Chinese society
Travel, communication, entertainment increased
most lived in farming societies
women had little power
scholar-gentry class replaced land aristocracy as elite