Presentation on theme: "DURING THE MIDDLE AGES DYNASTIES IN CHINA. Tang Dynasty China’s territory extended farther east, north, and south MORE contact with India and the Middle."— Presentation transcript:
Tang Dynasty China’s territory extended farther east, north, and south MORE contact with India and the Middle East Thank you Silk Road Cultures blended (Foreigners from Turkey, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, and Malaysia moved to the city) Buddhism spread (Imperial family adopted this religion) Aristocrats to Career Officials Government supported Confucian scholars
Song Dynasty Reunified China from the Tang Dynasty China’s Industrial Revolution began Gunpowder was one of the significant inventions of this era Renewed interest in Confucianism Decline in Buddhism because it was “foreign” and not offering “practical” guidelines to politics and other problems Neo-Confucianism began and tried to offer answers to political problems Buddhism and Taoism could not solve
Mongol Dynasty Ruled over China and stretched from Eastern Europe to Korea Genghis Khan –first military ruler Involved in trade in China and re-established sea trade with the Arabian Penninsula Kublai Khan met and traded with Marco Polo, a European Explorer Neo-Confucianism dominated
Ming Dynasty Expanded the navy and army to include one million troops 7 naval expeditions through the Indian Ocean and South East Asia were led and influenced trade Confucian elites held the power in government and in commercial trade.