Tang and Song Dynasty Essay

1364 Words May 10th, 2013 6 Pages
TANG & SONG 1. How did government affect your dynastic era?
Tang Dynasty:
The administration was organized into 10 political districts called “Dao” which was then later increased to 15. In each political district there were towns, villages, and families. The official system of the Tang administration involved the central official system and local official system. The central official system followed the Sui Dynasty's (581 - 618) three departments and six ministries system. The six major ministries included personnel, finance, rites, army, justice, and public works. Each were accompanied by a Censorate, an agency that exercised surveillance over the rest of the government. They made sure that government officials stayed in line
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The government was also centralized and the system used in the Tang dynasty carried over; the bureaucracy of trained civil officers through education.
Politics & Government:
 The frontiers were stabilized & attempts at expansion were partially successful.  Centralized government returned along with a bureaucracy of trained civil officers
 Agricultural production improved & crop specialization intensified 
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 The use of a credit system and paper money improved commerce & trade.
 Imports included: luxury goods
 Exports included: manufactured goods
 Indian Ocean trade increased as Islamic and Jewish influence increased.
 Chinese trade ships, called junks, dominated eastern ocean trade.
 Silk Road trade increased”

4. How did the culture grow and change during your dynastic era.
The culture heavily changed in the role and power of women over the two dynasties. During the Tang dynasty women had a less restricted lifestyle. They had been able to have a large social life with greater freedom of the classical times. Even female deity were widely worshiped. But the Song dynasty after becoming Confucianism and a large growth in the economy a very heavy change into patriarchy took place. Women were very strictly restricted from social life and very subdue to remain” behind” there husband
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