Tang Dynasty

A Chinese Empire

Info

~ Located in eastern and central China

~618-907 AD

~Religions: Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism

Contributions

  • gunpowder
  • compass
  • mechanical clock
  • porcelain
  • spinning wheel
  • block printing

Influence on Japan and Korea

Much of Japanese and Korean culture was borrwed from the Chinese during the Tang Dynasty.

Things like:

*Buddhism

*The 5 Relationships of Confucianism

*respect for nature

The Silk Road

The Silk Road helped the dynasty extend westward through trade. It connected China with western cultures like the Muslim and Byzantine empires. The road can be seen in the borders of the Tang Dynasty when it extends westward in a thin border.