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Topics: Tang Dynasty, Money, Song Dynasty Pages: 6 (1622 words) Published: April 25, 2014
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When you change from an oral culture, where everything is communicated in stories and the spoken word, to a literate culture, where people get their information by reading, you change even such fundamentals as the process of thinking. Suddenly people don't have to carry all their knowledge in their heads. They don't have to develop elaborate ways of memorizing. They start to think in a more linear fashion because now they can work out on paper the complicated thought progressions that they hadn't been able to do in their heads. Slide 5

(The lower cost of printing books on paper, and their subsequent availability, stimulated the foundation of new schools and universities. Because books were now more numerous, educational opportunities that were once restricted to the nobility and upper classes became more available to other classes in society, with dramatic increases in levels of education and literacy.) Slide 7

Paper money, which was called “flying cash,” saw the light of day already during the Tang Dynasty, but only gained popularity during the Song Dynasty when a banking network based on a system using paper money as a medium of exchange was established in Sichuan. •making economic growth rates independent of supplies of precious metals Slide 4

When you change from an oral culture, where everything is communicated in stories and the spoken word, to a literate culture, where people get their information by reading, you change even such fundamentals as the process of thinking. Suddenly people don't have to carry all their knowledge in their heads. They don't have to develop elaborate ways of memorizing. They start to think in a more linear fashion because now they can work out on paper the complicated thought progressions that they hadn't been able to do in their heads. Slide 5

(The lower cost of printing books on paper, and their subsequent availability, stimulated the foundation of new schools and universities. Because books were now more numerous, educational opportunities that were once restricted to the nobility and upper classes became more available to other classes in society, with dramatic increases in levels of education and literacy.) Slide 7

Paper money, which was called “flying cash,” saw the light of day already during the Tang Dynasty, but only gained popularity during the Song Dynasty when a banking network based on a system using paper money as a medium of exchange was established in Sichuan. •making economic growth rates independent of supplies of precious metals

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When you change from an oral culture, where everything is communicated in stories and the spoken word, to a literate culture, where people get their information by reading, you change even such fundamentals as the process of thinking. Suddenly people don't have to carry all their knowledge in their heads. They don't have to develop elaborate ways of memorizing. They start to think in a more linear fashion because now they can work out on paper the complicated thought progressions that they hadn't been able to do in their heads. Slide 5

(The lower cost of printing books on paper, and their subsequent availability, stimulated the foundation of new schools and universities. Because books were now more numerous, educational opportunities that were once restricted to the nobility and upper classes became more available to other classes in society, with dramatic increases in levels of education and literacy.) Slide 7

Paper money, which was called “flying cash,” saw the light of day already during the Tang Dynasty, but only gained popularity during the Song Dynasty when a banking network based on a system using paper money as a medium of exchange was established in Sichuan. •making economic growth rates independent of supplies of precious metals

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When you change from an oral culture, where everything is communicated in stories and the spoken word, to a literate culture, where people get their...
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