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Chapter: Reunification and Renaissance in Chinese Civilization: The Era of the Tang and Song Dynasties
**Pay attention to migrations in each unit of study: who, where, why!
Social

Family
Gender Relations
Social Classes
Inequalities
Life Styles
-Male dominated household
-Extended household was preferred
-Elite women have broader opportunities
-Divorce widely available if both husband and wife consent
-Girls were not well educated
-Boys are emphasis (important)
Political

Leaders, Elites
State Structure
Wars, Revolutions
Diplomacy, Treaties, Courts, Laws
Nationalism

-Tang’s government supported Confucianism.
-In the song dynasty only civil officials were allowed to be governors
-In the song they were given three years at three levels: district, provincial, and imperial.
- They had high paid officials with little to do.

Interaction

Demography
Disease
Patterns of settlement
Migration
Technology

-Chinese Junks – refined in late Tang and Song period - are best ships in the world
- Established market networks along Indian ocean coast.
- Rival Arab control of Indian Ocean
- Transmission of art and religion (Buddhism; Christianity; Islam)

Culture

Religions, belief systems, philosophies, ideologies
Math, Science and Technology
The arts and architecture
Writing
Literature

-Sui were Buddhist.
-Tang’s government supported Confucianism, Buddhism gained wide acceptance.
-Women were subordinated, controlled, and physically confined
-Men wanted women to have small feet around 3-inches
-Fireworks and gunpowder
-Abacus developed for counting
Economic

Type of System
Technology, Industry Trade,
Commerce
Capital/Money
Types of Businesses
- Commerce expands in cities and trading towns
- They have banks, they credit and flying money (credit vouchers) From Persia: dates; saffron; pistachio; rugs; tapestries From Africa: frankincense; aloe; gold; salt; timber From India: sandalwood; jasmine; cloth From China: silk; porcelain; paper; tea

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