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Tang & Song China Golden Ages Two Great Dynasties in China / During the Tang (618- 907) and Song (960-1279) dynasties, China becomes the richest, powerful,

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2 Tang & Song China Golden Ages

3 Two Great Dynasties in China / During the Tang ( ) and Song ( ) dynasties, China becomes the richest, powerful, and most advanced country in the world.

4 / Main Idea: / Tang and Song China experienced an era of prosperity and technological innovation. / Main Idea: / Tang and Song China experienced an era of prosperity and technological innovation. / Why it Matters Now: / Chinese inventions from this period, such as printing, gunpowder, and the compass, changed history.

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7 / The Tang Dynasty World View: / The Song Dynasty World View: / looks east towards the sea / west along the Silk Road

8 Trade/Foreign Contacts / Silk Road / west; Tang Dynasty / Silk Road / west; Tang Dynasty

9 Trade/Foreign Contacts / Silk Road / west; Tang Dynasty / ocean ships / east, Song Dynasty / Korea / Japan / India / Persian Gulf / east Africa / Silk Road / west; Tang Dynasty / ocean ships / east, Song Dynasty / Korea / Japan / India / Persian Gulf / east Africa

10 Agriculture / imported fast- ripening rice from Vietnam

11 Agriculture / imported fast- ripening rice from Vietnam / allowed two crops each season instead of one / imported fast- ripening rice from Vietnam / allowed two crops each season instead of one

12 Agriculture / imported fast- ripening rice from Vietnam / allowed two crops each season instead of one / fueled population increase / imported fast- ripening rice from Vietnam / allowed two crops each season instead of one / fueled population increase

13 Science and Technology / mathematics flourished

14 Science and Technology / mathematics flourished / adopted the use of algebra and the concept of zero / mathematics flourished / adopted the use of algebra and the concept of zero

15 Science and Technology / mathematics flourished / adopted the use of algebra and the concept of zero / invented movable type / mathematics flourished / adopted the use of algebra and the concept of zero / invented movable type

16 Science and Technology / mathematics flourished / adopted the use of algebra and the concept of zero / invented movable type / developed gunpowder / mathematics flourished / adopted the use of algebra and the concept of zero / invented movable type / developed gunpowder

17 Inventions of Tang and Song China

18 Golden Age of Art / wealth, education, and urban culture = artistic achievement

19 Golden Age of Art / wealth, education, and urban culture = artistic achievement / great poetry / Li Bo and Du Fu / wealth, education, and urban culture = artistic achievement / great poetry / Li Bo and Du Fu

20 Golden Age of Art / wealth, education, and urban culture = artistic achievement / great poetry / Li Bo and Du Fu / Three-color ware was one of the greatest contributions of the Tang Dynasty / wealth, education, and urban culture = artistic achievement / great poetry / Li Bo and Du Fu / Three-color ware was one of the greatest contributions of the Tang Dynasty

21 Golden Age of Art / wealth, education, and urban culture = artistic achievement / great poetry / Li Bo and Du Fu / Three-color ware was one of the greatest contributions of the Tang Dynasty. / Many figurines, predominantly horses and camels, were produced. / wealth, education, and urban culture = artistic achievement / great poetry / Li Bo and Du Fu / Three-color ware was one of the greatest contributions of the Tang Dynasty. / Many figurines, predominantly horses and camels, were produced.

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23 / Most of these pieces have been found in the more affluent tombs of the Tang period

24 Tang OnlySong Only Both Expanded the empire, had a female ruler, adopted Buddhism Prospered through trade, improved agriculture, created great art and literature Ruled smaller empire, developed into great sea power, created paper money and movable type The Tang and Song Dynasties Compared


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