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China—Dynastic Overview. Introduction Dynasties – Sui (589-618) – Tang (618-907) – Song (960-1279) Themes – Rise and Decline of Buddhism – Neo-Confucianism.

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1 China—Dynastic Overview

2 Introduction Dynasties – Sui ( ) – Tang ( ) – Song ( ) Themes – Rise and Decline of Buddhism – Neo-Confucianism and the Scholar Gentry – Women in Tang/Song Society – Economic Prosperity and Innovation

3 Recurring Cycle of Chinese History

4 Age of Division ( ) Chaos and Flux Nomads in North

5 Age of Division ( ) Chaos and Flux Nomads in North What group grows in power if central gov is weak?

6 Age of Division ( ) Chaos and Flux Nomads in North Growth of power of Aristocracy Shift towards Yangzi Fate of Confucianism?

7 Age of Division ( ) Chaos and Flux Nomads in North Growth of power of Aristocracy Shift towards Yangzi Conf. struggles; Buddhism/Taoism grow

8 Sui ( ) Rise of the Sui – Yang Jian: marriage, warfare, diplomacy – Yang Jian  Wendi

9 Sui ( ) Rise of the Sui – Yang Jian: marriage, warfare, diplomacy – Yang Jian  Wendi Sui Rule – Taxes & Granaries – Canal System – Confucian Education and Exam System Helps…

10 Sui ( ) Rise of the Sui – Yang Jian: marriage, warfare, diplomacy – Yang Jian  Wendi Sui Rule – Taxes & Granaries – Canal System – Confucian Education and Exam System Helps Scholar Gentry over Aristocracy

11 Sui ( ) Rise of the Sui – Yang Jian: marriage, warfare, diplomacy – Yang Jian  Wendi Sui Rule – Taxes & Granaries – Canal System – Confucian Education and Exam System Sui Excess and Decline – Spending and Milit Campaigns – Murder of Yangdi

12 Tang ( ) Li Yuan Military Expansion

13 Tang ( ) Li Yuan Military Expansion Decline of Tang – Palace Intrigue Yang Guifei – Milit Rebellion and Mutiny – Rising Power of Nomads – Splintering

14 Song ( ) Founding – Zhao Kuangyin – Liao

15 Song ( ) Founding – Zhao Kuangyin – Liao Relative Weakness (382????) Decline – Econ – Internal Revolts and Nomads – Southern Song – Mongols

16 Themes  Rise and Decline of Buddhism  Neo-Confucianism and the Scholar Gentry  Women in Tang/Song Society  Economic Prosperity and Innovation


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