Presentation on theme: "Tang and Song Achievements. I. Advances in Agriculture 1. Northern China grew-wheat, barley and other grains 2. Southern China grew-rice 3. During the."— Presentation transcript:
I. Advances in Agriculture 1. Northern China grew-wheat, barley and other grains 2. Southern China grew-rice 3. During the Song new irrigation systems were created and food production was improved a. Under ground wells a. Under ground wells b. Dragon backbone pump b. Dragon backbone pump c. fast – ripening rice c. fast – ripening rice d. cotton and tea d. cotton and tea 4. Extra food led to increase in trade and population
II. Cities and Trade A. City Life 1. Chinas capital city of the Tang was Changan 2. Due to trade, there was a mix of cultures and religion 3. Song capital, Keifeng, also had a large population
B. Trade in China and Beyond 1. China became very wealthy 2. Grand Canal allowed the Chinese to move goods and crops from farms to cities 3. Foreign trade increased on land. The #1 item was silk 4. During the Song, maritime trade increased, porcelain grew as another valuable product. 5. This helped create a strong economy
III. Arts and Inventions A. Artists and Poets 1. Wu Daozi – artist 2. Li Bo and Du Fu – poets 3. Li Qingzhou – literature 4. Tang and Song artists worked on clay and porcelain
B.Important Inventions 1. Han Dynasty – paper, magnetic compass 2. Tang Dynasty – woodblock printing, porcelain, gunpowder 3. Song Dynasty – moveable type, paper money, gunpowder
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