The Tang Dynasty

618 AD - 907 AD

After the Han Dynasty, Before the Song Dynasty.

The Tang Dynasty was started by Li Yuan in 618. He is also know as Gaozu, which means High Founder. When the Tang Dynasty was at its highest peak the capital was the city Chang'an.The Dynasty ended in 907 when Zhu  took over.


  • Compass
  • Porcelain
  • Spinning Wheel
  • Block Printing
  • Mechanical Wheel
  • Gunpowder (used it for ceelbrations)
  • Air Conditioning (water-powered fan wheels that functioned like air conditioning)

Influence on Japan and Korea

Japan and Korea were heavily influenced by the Tang Dynasty. Below are the ideas that were given to Japan and Korea from the dynasty.

  • Buddhism
  • Confucianism
  • Writing system
  • Respect for Nature