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2 Chinese Empires Chapter 11 Section 1 Pages 309-315

3 Reading Focus How did the Sui and Tang dynasties reunify China? How did the Song dynasty strengthen China? What were some Tang and Song cultural achievements? How was this period a time of prosperity and social change? Main Idea The Sui dynasty reunified China, after which the Tang and Song dynasties produced an age of prosperity and achievement. Chinese Empires

4 The Period of Disunion lasted more than 350 years, ending when a northern ruler named Wendi reunified China, founding the Sui dynasty. The Han dynasty ruled China from 206 BC to AD 220—more than 400 years. After the dynasty collapsed, military leaders split China into rival kingdoms. These events began a period of disorder and warfare that historians call the Period of Disunion. Nomads invaded northern China, formed own kingdoms Many northern Chinese fled south to region of Yangzi River A number of southern dynasties rose, fell The Period of Disunion Sui and Tang Dynasties Despite these events, Chinese civilization thrived, developed Nomadic invaders in north adopted aspects of Chinese civilization Northern Chinese immigrants’ culture blended with local cultures in south; arts, philosophy flowered Civilization Thrived

5 Greatest accomplishment of Sui dynasty, completed during reign of Yangdi, Wendi’s son 1,000 mile waterway linked northern, southern China Yangdi forced millions of peasants to work on canal; led to discontent, rebellion 618, Yangdi assassinated, Sui dynasty ended Grand Canal Wendi worked to build centralized government Restored order, created new legal code, reformed bureaucracy Created policies to provide adult males with land, ensure availability of grain Centralized Government The Sui Dynasty

6 What are the benefits of this canal? The Grand Canal


8 Period of Brilliance Tang dynasty ruled 618 to 907; Chinese influence spread China experienced period of brilliance, prosperity, cultural achievement Government, other institutions served as models across East Asia Civil Service To obtain talented officials, Tang expanded civil service examination system People had to pass written exams to work for government Created flexible law code; model for law codes in Korea, Japan Built on Sui Foundations Established capital at Chang’an, Sui capital Second capital located at Luoyang Government control remained centralized, based on bureaucracy of officials The Tang Dynasty


10 Expansion Much of expansion occurred during reign of Taizong, 626 to 649 Taizong relied on talented ministers to help govern In addition to military conquests, Taizong had schools built to prepare students for civil service exams After his death, one of his sons became emperor Foreign Affairs Tang expanded China, Chinese influence Regained western lands in Central Asia, gained influence over Korea Contact with Japan increased; Japanese scholars came to China to study Expansion, increased contact with others grew foreign trade

11 Wu Zhao New emperor was weak, sickly Emperor’s wife, Wu Zhao gained power Following death of husband –Wu Zhao ruled through her sons –Eventually became emperor herself—the only woman to do so in Chinese history Wu Zhao overthrown, 705 –Dynasty reached height under Xuanzong –During reign, 712 to 756, empire prospered

12 From India Buddhism first came to China from India during Han times During Period of Disunion many Chinese turned to Buddhism Taught people could escape suffering, appealed to people in turmoil Tang Decline 750s, decline began, government weak, nomadic invasions, rebellions Military defeats lost Tang lands in Central Asia and the north 907, emperor killed, Tang dynasty ended State Religion Under Tang rule, Buddhism became state religion Buddhist temples appeared across land, missionaries spread Buddhism 400 to 845 in China, Age of Buddhism; ended when lost official favor The Age of Buddhism

13 Summarize How did the Sui and Tang dynasties unite and expand China? Answer(s): built centralized government; reformed laws and policies; built Grand Canal; Tang regained land in Central Asia and gained influence over neighboring states; increased contact with other peoples

14 Song established capital at Kaifeng, restored centralized government control Enlarged government bureaucracy, reformed civil service examination system Neo-Confucianism gained favor, emphasizing Confucian ethics, spiritual matters Government and Civil Service China split apart after Tang dynasty Did not reunify until 960 with Song dynasty Song ruled for about 300 years, created achievement, prosperity Under Song, Chinese civilization became most advanced in world After Tang Dynasty The Song Dynasty

15 Southern Song Song rulers never regained northern, western lands lost by Tang Tried to buy peace with threatening nomads by sending lavish gifts 1120s, nomadic people, Jurchen, conquered northern China, founded Jin empire Song continued in south as Southern Song dynasty 150 more years Civil Service Exams Extremely difficult to pass; those who did became scholar- officials Scholar-officials received good salary, were respected Civil service exams became more open to ordinary people Exams became pathway to gaining wealth, status


17 Compare How did the Song strengthen China’s government? Answer(s): established capital at Kaifeng and restored centralized government control, enlarged bureaucracy, reformed civil service exam

18 The Tang and Song dynasties were periods of great cultural achievement. Art and literature flourished, and many inventions and advances occurred in science and technology. Tang period produced some of China’s greatest poets Du Fu, Li Bo, two most famous Poems of Confucian ideals, joys of life Literature and Art Reached new heights Wu Daozi, murals celebrating Buddhism, nature Landscapes of great beauty Some used only black ink Painting Exquisite objects made from clay Tang: pottery figurines, often to go in tombs Song: excelled at making porcelain Admired, sought after worldwide Artisans Cultural Achievements

19 Architecture Indian Buddhist temples influenced design of Chinese pagoda Featured roofs at each floor curving upwards at corners Magnetic Compass Major Tang technical advance Uses Earth’s magnetic field to show direction Revolutionized sea travel, contributed to world exploration Inventions During Tang, Song periods, China became a world leader in technology, science Gunpowder major invention, used in fireworks, weapons Printing Paper, ink invented earlier Tang period, developed woodblock printing Text carved into wood, coated with ink, pressed on paper Inventions and Innovations

20 Paper Money Another Song invention Had used bulky metal disks placed on strings As economy grew, lighter, more useful form of currency developed Paper money light, easy to use, quickly spread in use in China Moveable Type Song dynasty invented another type of printing, moveable type Uses blocks on which letters, characters carved Blocks rearranged, reused to print many things Faster than woodblock, spread to Europe, revolutionized printing

21 Identify Cause and Effect How did Chinese innovations affect world history? Answer(s): Gunpowder dramatically affected how wars were fought; the compass allowed for world navigation; printing innovations led to increased sharing of ideas.

22 In addition to cultural achievements, the Tang and Song periods were a time of growth and prosperity. Chinese agriculture became more productive –New irrigation techniques –New variety of rice –Production of cotton, tea increased Increased food production contributed to population growth Tang population 60 million, Song population 100 million Agriculture Improvements in roads, canals increased trade within China Foreign trade expanded, mostly over land routes like Silk Roads Late Tang: advances in sailing, shipbuilding helped sea trade Song: merchants became important in society; money, banking began to develop Trade Prosperity and Society

23 As farming, trade grew so did China’s cities China had largest cities in world at the time Tang capital, Chang’an, population more than 1 million, many cultures Song dynasty, several cities had million or more; sea trade caused port cities to boom Despite urban growth, most Chinese still lived, farmed in countryside Power of aristocratic families declined during period New class developed, gentry Included scholar-officials, leading landowners Most still peasants, farmers Paid most of taxes, little schooling Society Status of women declined, most visibly in upper classes Desire for small, dainty feet led to custom of footbinding Painful process to keep feet from growing, deformed feet over time Symbol of husband’s authority Women City Life

24 Foot-Binding in Tang China  Broken toes by 3 years of age.  Size 5 ½ shoe on the right

25 Foot-Binding in Tang China Mothers bound their daughters’ feet.

26 Foot-Binding in Tang China  For upper-class girls, it became a new custom.

27 The Results of Foot-Binding

28  Women would have difficulty walking or performing anything physical  Showed husbands authority over wife  Why was then done mostly to upper class women?

29 Draw Conclusions How did footbinding reflect changes in attitudes toward women in China? Answer(s): became symbol of husband's authority over wife; women's status declined

30 GROG 11.1 Using your notes, fill in the interactive graphic organizer by categorizing key facts about the Tang and Song dynasties.

31 The Mongol Empire Chapter 11 Section 2 Pages 316-321

32 Bell Ringer 11.2 You are a historian during the Tang dynasty. Write a paragraph explaining what Tang rulers have accomplished. Consider political, economic, and cultural accomplishments.

33 Crash Course Wait For It...The Mongols!: Crash Course World History #17 - YouTube

34 Reading Focus How did the nomadic Mongols build an empire? How did China change under the Mongol rulers of the Yuan dynasty? Why did the Yuan dynasty decline and finally end? Main Idea The Mongols built a vast empire across much of Asia, founded the Yuan dynasty in China, and opened China and the region to greater foreign contacts and trade. The Mongol Empire

35 Mongolian Steppes  Why were they nomads?  Why would they need to move?

36 Mongols Physical Environment  Our physical environment effects and shapes how we live our lives.  Can you name a few things in our/your physical environment that has effect how you live your life?

37 In the 1200s a nomadic people called the Mongols burst forth from Central Asia to create the largest land empire in history. Vast steppes, grasslands, stretch across north-central Eurasia, home to nomadic peoples Steppes too dry for farming Nomads relied on herds of domesticated animals Often traded; but also swept down on settlements, took what they wanted Nomads from the Steppe Like Huns, Turks, the Mongols emerged as powerful nomadic people on Central Asian steppes Herded sheep, goats Skilled with horses Accustomed to living in harsh environment, competing for scarce resources Tough people, fierce warriors Fierce Warriors The Mongols

38 Separate Clans Mongols divided into separate clans, each led by a khan, chief Khans rose to power through military skills, ability to lead 1100s, Temujin, powerful khan, began to conquer rivals, unite Mongol clans The Universal Ruler

39 Campaign of Conquest Mongol forces began bloody campaign of conquest; highly mobile armies Employed brutality, psychological warfare; burned towns, killed inhabitants Sent agents ahead to instill fear; soon people surrendered without a fight Genghis Khan 1206, Temujin completed task, took name Genghis Khan, “Universal Ruler” Set out to build empire, organized Mongols into powerful military machine Strict discipline, demanded loyalty, rewarded those who pleased him The Universal Ruler

40 Mongol Brutality  Exactly how nasty were the Mongols? Let’s be honest, they would probably be the last people in world history you would invite round for wine tasting and canapés. One famous anecdote concerning their rule for example claims that un-cooperative Russian nobles were assembled and forced to lie on the ground. A heavy wooden gate was then thrown on them and a table and chairs set up on the top side of the gate. Following this a victory banquet was thrown (which no doubt involved some stamping and enthusiastic dancing) and the unfortunate Russian princes were suffocated under the weight of the platform. Ironically, in doing so the Mongols were showing a certain degree of respect by not shedding noble blood; a similar principle was applied with the last Abbasid Caliph in Baghdad who was executed by being rolled in a carpet and kicked to death by horses.

41 Genghis Kahn’s empire divided into four khanates, heir ruled each region; new Great Khan ruled over whole empire Grandsons resumed efforts to complete conquests of China, Korea, Persia 1236, Golden Horde, or Tartars, began conquering Russia, Poland, Hungary Khanates Genghis Kahn led Mongols in conquering much of Asia Mongols learned art of siege warfare, gunpowder in fights against Chinese, Turks At Genghis Kahn’s death, 1227, Mongols controlled much of northern China, Central Asia Sons, grandsons took up challenge of world conquest The Mongol Empire

42 The Golden Horde Golden Horde stood ready to invade western Europe Grandson Batu learned of Great Kahn’s death, suddenly turned back India, Western Europe escaped Mongol wrath Most of Eurasia devastated Millions had died, entire cities annihilated

43 Stability in Asia Mongol Empire established peace, stability across Asia Some historians call period Pax Mongolica, “Mongol Peace” Guarded trade routes across Asia, allowed trade to increase; people, goods, ideas flowed across Asia Some believe Black Plague spread from Asia to Europe during period The Mongol Peace Mongols built empire with brutality, ruled peacefully Tolerated local beliefs, ways of life, allowed local rulers to stay in power as long as they paid tribute to Mongols Some Mongols adopted aspects of more civilized cultures; Mongols in Central Asia, Persia, adopted Islam

44 Identify Supporting Details How were the Mongols able to build a vast empire across much of Eurasia? Answer(s): army was skilled and well organized, rules promoted loyalty and obedience; tactics involved brutality and psychological warfare; built fear in those they conquered

45 Great Kahn 1260, Kublai Khan became Great Kahn of Mongol Empire Determined to complete conquest of China begun in 1235 Kublai Kahn Rules China As emperor, Kublai Khan tried to gain loyalty of Chinese subjects Adopted Chinese practices, gave dynasty Chinese name Southern Song Mongols ruled northern China Southern Song dynasty ruled in south, fiercely resisted Mongols 1279, Song defeated; Kublai Khan created Yuan dynasty New Capital Kublai Khan moved capital to near what is now Beijing Built Chinese-style walled city, lavish palace, adopted Chinese court ceremonies The Yuan Dynasty

46 Mongol Archer Early 11c Late 13c


48 Mongol Identity Kublai Khan tried to rule as Chinese emperor But took care to see Mongols not absorbed into Chinese culture Mongols lived apart from Chinese, had little in common Separation Individual friendships between Mongols, Chinese discouraged Mongols forbidden to marry Chinese Different laws, taxes for Chinese; could not own weapons, serve in military Kublai Khan Rules China

49 Limited Power Kublai Khan distrusted Chinese, limited power Chinese officials served at local level, could not hold high government posts Mongols invited foreigners to hold government office Kublai Khan Rules China

50 Mongols burdened Chinese with heavy taxes Large part of taxes supported public-works projects Chinese laborers built new roads, extended Grand Canal Improvements made shipping rice, other goods from southern China to northern China easier, more reliable Mongols posted soldiers throughout China to keep peace Feared rebellions, particularly in south where many Chinese remained loyal to Song dynasty Peace Foreign trade increased Pax Mongolica made land travel safer for merchants Sea trade improved; foreign merchants welcomed to China’s ports Foreign Trade Taxes to Trade

51 Some scholars question whether Polo reached China or just related stories he heard in his travels, but his tales increased interest in China. As a result of Kublai Khan’s foreign trade policies, many merchants, travelers and missionaries came to China. Most were from Southwest Asia and India. However a few came from Europe as well. One of the most famous of these Europeans was Marco Polo. Marco Polo, Italian trader visited Yuan court Kublai Kahn sent Polo on several missions; traveled in, around China for 17 years 1295, Polo imprisoned in Venice, recounted tales to fellow prisoner Marco Polo in China Europeans to China Polo’s tales published as book Book fascinated many Europeans Polo described grand palace, with walls covered in silver, gold Noted efficiency of postal system, use of paper money Awed by size, splendor of cities Accounts of China

52 Summarize How did Mongol rule in the Yuan dynasty affect life for the Chinese? Answer(s): made the Chinese subordinate to the Mongols; limited their power

53 The Yuan dynasty weakened during the last part of Kublai Khan’s reign. One cause was a number of military defeats. All of his invasions into Southeast Asia failed, and Mongol armies suffered huge losses. Kublai Khan had set sights on conquering Japan Tried to invade Japan twice Disastrous results each time Japan First attempt: 900 ships attacked Japan, storm destroyed fleet Second attempt: Khan sent larger fleet, severe storm again wiped out fleet Attacks After two fleets destroyed by storms, Mongols never attempted Japanese invasion Japanese called storms that saved them kamikaze, “divine wind” Kamikaze End of the Yuan Dynasty

54 1294, Kublai Khan died, power struggles erupted; Khan’s successors lacked talent for leadership Floods, rising taxes further increased discontent 1300s, Chinese rebelled, defeated Mongols Mongols fled to Manchuria, ending foreign rule in China End of Dynasty Huge military losses in Japan weakened Mongol forces that controlled, protected China Large amounts spent on public-works projects weakened economy Weaknesses, Chinese resentment of Mongols, left empire ripe for rebellion Weaknesses Military and Monetary Losses

55 Identify Cause and Effect What factors led to the end of the Yuan dynasty? Answer(s): military defeats and failed invasions; lack of good leadership; power struggles; Chinese discontent

56 GROG 11.2 Using your notes, fill in the interactive graphic organizer by comparing and contrasting the accomplishments of Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan.

57 Japan and Korea Chapter 11 Section 3 Pages 322-327

58 Bell Ringer 11.3 You are a member of a town that has just surrendered to a Mongol army. Write a short journal entry describing how the townspeople learned of the coming Mongol force, why they chose to surrender, and your thoughts and feelings about the events.

59 Reading Focus What factors shaped early Japanese civilization? How did foreign influences shape life in early Japan? What characteristics defined Japan’s Heian period? What were the main events in the history of early Korea? Main Idea Geography and cultural borrowing from China shaped the early civilizations of Japan and Korea. Japan and Korea

60 Japan

61 Only a small part of Japan is suitable for farming. Most Japanese have always lived in the river valleys and coastal plains. The Japanese call their country Nippon, meaning “Land of the Rising Sun.” Japan sits on the eastern edge of the Pacific Ocean, at what feels like the origin of the sunrise in the east. This location and the geography of Japan has shaped life there since the earliest times. The nation of Japan consists of some 3,000 islands Largest four islands form an archipelago, large island chain Chain extends more than 1,500 miles and lies on Ring of Fire— zone of volcanoes, earthquakes The Land Early Japanese Civilization Japan home to hundreds of volcanoes, many active Experiences frequent earthquakes Subject to tsunamis, huge waves from underwater earthquakes Typhoons also strike late in summer, early autumn The Elements

62 Separated from Neighbors Japan separated from Korea by 100 miles of water, from China by 400 miles of water—large enough distances to prevent invasions Only successful invasion of Japan occurred in World War II Early Japanese developed own culture in relative isolation China, Korea close enough to influence Japan’s culture later in time The Sea Nearness of sea has also shaped development of Japan People never far from sea, even on larger islands Early Japanese turned to sea for food, transportation Sea also protected, isolated Japan during much of history

63 Migration Scientists think first people to settle in Japan migrated from Asian mainland Early people hunters, gatherers; developed societies with distinct cultures Oldest known Japanese culture, Ainu Ainu Ainu’s origin unknown, did not resemble other East Asians More people migrated to Japan, Ainu driven onto northernmost island Culture almost disappeared Early Japan

64 Clans People on islands south of Ainu became the Japanese Clans developed, came to rule many villages Each clan worshipped nature spirits, kami, believed to be their ancestors Early Japan

65 Shinto Religion Religious beliefs developed into Shinto religion Shinto, “way of the kami” Shinto religion: –Everything in nature has a kami –No sacred text, formal structure Shrines: –Built to kami, ceremonies performed there –Located in natural settings; red gateway, torii, marks entrance

66 In time Japan’s emperors claimed to be living gods Other clans eventually gained power over the Yamato Did not remove Yamato emperor, but controlled him As result, emperor often had no real authority, served as figurehead; this political system continued until 1900s Emperors Amaterasu, the sun goddess, was one of most revered kami First Japanese emperor said to be grandson of sun goddess Emperor member of Yamato clan, which lived in rich farming region on island of Honshu Did not control all Japan, but Yamato chiefs began to call themselves emperors of Japan Powerful Clan The Yamato Clan


68 Identify Supporting Details What geographic factors have influenced Japan’s history and culture? Answer(s): geologically active region; steep mountains, thick forests, limited but fertile farmland, islands surrounded by the sea

69 By the mid-500s, Japan had increased contact with its neighbors, Korea and China. Their cultures began to influence Japan. Korean traders, travelers brought foreign influences; most originated in China Korean scribes introduced Chinese writing to Japan Korean monks introduced religion of Buddhism Buddhism influenced Japanese art, architecture Korean Influences Prince Shotoku helped spread Buddhism in Japan Served as regent to Japanese empress, his aunt Shotoku admired China, sent scholars to learn from Chinese Knowledge from missions to Tang dynasty changed Japan in many ways Chinese Influences Foreign Influences on Japan

70 Tang Influences Chinese fashions, foods, tea became popular in Japan Tang styles of art, music, dance, gardening also popular Government Influences Japanese adopted Tang ideas, including stronger central government, bureaucracy Adopted law code similar to China’s, not civil service system Confucian Influences Japanese adopted many Confucian ideas about family Wives should obey husbands Children should obey parents End of Influences 800s, Tang dynasty declined, Japanese stopped sending missions to China Transformed what they had learned, to create own culture, society Changes in Japan

71 Find the Main Idea How did Chinese influences affect Japan during this period? Answer(s): gave Japan a written language; Buddhism spread from China to Japan; Chinese fashion and foods became popular; Japanese adopted some Chinese ideas about government

72 In 794 Japan’s emperor moved the capital to Heian, now called Kyoto. Many nobles moved to Heian, where they developed an elegant and stylish court society. At the Heian court, Japanese culture flowered. Heian nobles lived in beautiful palaces, enjoyed lives of privilege So removed from common people, many called selves “dwellers among the clouds” Life in the Heian Period Rules governed all aspects of court behavior, dress Elaborate silk gowns for women Proper way to write note, an art form Everyone expected to write poetry Etiquette Women enjoyed writing, reading fictional prose Lady Murasaki Shikibu greatest writer; The Tale of Genji, world’s first full-length novel, describes court life- monogatari Women The Heian Period

73 The Fujiwaras Fujiwara family controlled Japan for most of Heian period Many Fujiwaras served as regent Fujiwaras often married daughters to heirs of throne Rich landowners with private armies eventually challenged Fujiwaras, Japan’s central government

74 Summarize Why was the Heian period a golden age of culture in Japan? Answer(s): A court culture grew; writing and art flourished.

75 Korean Peninsula Juts from East Asian mainland, China to southwest, Japan to east Location made Korea bridge for passage of people, culture, ideas Also left region open to invasion Geography Much of peninsula covered by rugged mountains, limits land for agriculture Mountain ranges run north and south along east coast Main population centers in west; land flattens to plains Korea

76 Early Korea First Koreans nomadic peoples from northeastern Asia; formed clans Developed own culture; but influenced by China’s Han dynasty, 108 BC Adopted Confucianism, Chinese writing, political, agricultural methods Korea


78 After China’s Han dynasty, three rival kingdoms controlled Korea 600s, rulers of one kingdom, Silla, allied with China, conquered rest Silla then turned on Chinese; ruled all Korea by 670 Agreed to pay tribute to China to ensure harmony, good will Embraced many aspects of Chinese civilization, promoted Buddhism, created central government, bureaucracy based on Tang model Silla

79 935, rebels defeated Silla Kingdom, founded Koryo dynasty, which lasted until 1392 Continued to adopt Chinese ideas, worked for distinct Korean features Civil service exam like China’s but only nobles could take test The Koryo Dynasty Society divided between powerful nobility and the rest of the people Culture thrived, artisans created pottery covered with celadon glaze Improved on Chinese woodblock printing, created moveable type Printed Buddhist texts Society, Culture Silla

80 Mongol Occupation 1200s, Mongols of Yuan China invaded, occupied Korea Forced Koryo’s rulers to pay immense tributes, enslaved many Koreans –Took artisans to China –Forced men to serve in Yuan military 1300s, Yuan dynasty weakened –Koreans rebelled against Yuan –1392, Korean general founded new dynasty

81 Sequence What were the major events and periods in early Korean history? Answer(s): period of Han dynasty influence; period when Silla kingdom allied with Chinese; Koryo dynasty

82 GROG 11.3 Using your notes, fill in the interactive graphic organizer by explaining how China influenced Japan and Korea.

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