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Song Dynasty

The Song dynasty had played an important role in China throughout history. The Song dynasty consisted of Northern Song Dynasty from 960-1127 and the Southern Song Dynasty 1127-1279. It was a time of peace and prosperity. During the Song dynasty, there were many changes and advancement that people have never seen before in Chinese history. It was like a period of golden age where China went through a modern and urban development. China had a time of social and economic changes. Before the Song Dynasty...

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The Song Dynasty

The Song Dynasty The Song dynasty lasted over 300 years, from 960 to 1279. Their history is divided into two periods of Northern and Southern Song. The Song period was one of China's most peaceful and prosperous era. However the Song government was corrupt and weak. The Song Dynasty, or Sung Dynasty was a period in which the Chinese government was very weak. In the beginning General Chao K'uang-yin, also known as Sung T'ai Tsu, was forced to become emperor in order to unify China. Sung...

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Cathy Song Paper

Norton in the infamous movie Fight Club posed this question. This quote relates directly to the poem “Lost Sister” by Cathy Song where a young girl struggles to find an identity in China, and believes America may be able to provide what her homeland could not. Cathy Song wrote “Lost Sister” in 1983. This poem has deep connections to Song’s ties to her Asian culture. Cathy song was born and raised in Hawaii however her Asian roots influence many of her poems including “Lost Sister”. This poem deals...

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Dark Ages

would consider the Middle Ages a fairly dark time in the history of the world, most evidently in the case of Europe. There were however differences across civilizations over the world including China. Many have called the era during the Tang and Song dynasties a golden age, one of prosperity and innovation. While life in Europe was often very glum, especially for serfs, Chinese inhabitants were fairly well off by all indications. The emergence of Buddhism and the continuance of many Confusionist ideas...

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On Fan Kuan's Travelers Among Mountains and Streams

Wikipedia.org “Travelers Among Mountains and Streams.” chinaonlinemuseum.com “Travelers Among Mountains and streams.” culturedart.blogspot.com. Art & Culture: 104 Monday, October 11, 2010 9:46 A.M. “Travelers Among Mountains and Streams, Song Dynasty.” chinesekoreanart.wordpress.com March 7, 2010...

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Aesthetic Differences Between Chinese and Western Poetry

anonymity of the Shih Ching, had a tendency to think of poems as something written by common humanity for the eyes of other humans. Usually the poem deals with either agrarian imagery, courtship and marriage, or dynastic concerns. The Zhou (or Chou) dynasty was agrarian in its roots, and for its people, "their sense of beauty and order is closely related to the cycles and abundance of the agricultural year," as Stephen Owen suggests. Likewise, the poems often revolve around the sorrows and joys of romance...

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Art History 1

be transported into the realm of fantasy promoted by Northern Song painters. The painting takes on a naturalistic feel that is derived from the combination of paint, ink, and silk. The people and mules moving through the stream bring a sense of scale to the painting. They are an important element in that they are in direct comparison to the large Mountain. The helps promote the idea that there is something bigger than all of of us and that humans are somehow spiritually connected to the earth. An important idea that Northern Song Artist aspired to communicate through ere work...

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Hangzhou

SITE #1 • The Six Harmonies Pagoda is located on Yuelun Hill overlooking the Qiantang river, and south of west lake (Xi Hu) and is one of the true masterpieces of ancient Chinese architectures. Originally the pagoda was built during the Northern Song Dynasty (386-581) by the ruler of the Wuyue State, a part of which became Zhejiang Province. TOUR SITE #2 • The largest part is known as the Outer Lake and it is bounded by the North Inner Lake, Yuehu Lake, West Inner Lake and Lesser South Lake. Held...

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China: 3 Significant Inventions

becomes parallel to the earth’s. The magnetic compass—as stated earlier—was first invented and used in China. It was originally made as a device for divination, sometime in the Chinese Han Dynasty. The compass was later used by the Chinese military for navigational orienteering, in the much later Song Dynasty, probably by 1040-1044 BCE. It was then used for maritime navigation. The usage of compasses soon spread over to Western Europe and Persia, by 1250 BCE. At the time, there had already been a...

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Mathematics In India And China In The Period 213 BCE

direct graphic ancestors of the modern Indian’3 these numerals were used until the 4th century AD. Following the brahmi numerals a new form was developed very similar to the former which was called Gupta 4Numerals. The symbols were accepted when Gupta dynasty ruled most of north eastern India but shortly ended in 6th century AD This shows both positive and negative numbers which are distinguished by the colours the reds being positives and the black representing the negatives. Why implement use of negative...

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