Post-Classical Asia

Clayton Jones and Cade McGurk
6th Period

How did the Chinese Golden Age effect modern day Japan?

Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Tang Dynasty in 700 CE

The time of the Tang Dynasty was known as the Golden Age.

The people were happy, there was peace.

Famous for music and art.

Became center of trade in the east.

Leaders were based on education and merit.

Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Considered another "Golden Age"

Very good economy and culture.

The agriculture improved greatly.

The economy exceeded the previous economies.

Earliest paper currency appeared.

A large number of poets and scholars boosted the overall culture.

Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)

Created by the grandson of Genghis Khan.

Total area of the dynasty was over 4.6 million miles.

The economy developed.

Science and literature excelled.

The economy was based on agriculture,

Trading was greatly encouraged because of a new policy passed by the rulers.

Science, astronomy, mathematics and medicine reached very high levels.

Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Very good economy.

The agriculture thrived even more.

The handicraft industry quickly developed.

The porcelain industry reached amazing heights.

Culture developed rapidly alongside the literature.

Three of the four great Chinese novels were written during this dynasty.

Chinese Influence/Impact On Japan

The Chinese writing system served as the first writing system for Japan.

Chinese language held first recorded history of Japan.

Japan established strong political states, like China.

China gave them their writing system, basically giving benefits from the Chinese culture.

Essential Question

How did the Chinese Golden Age effect modern day Japan?

Critical Thinking Question

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