The Tang Dynasty is located in China. Korea and Japan were influenced by the Tang Dynasty's Buddhism, writing system, Confucianism, and respect for nature. The Silk Road connected China with western cultures and helped expand the Tang Dynasty. China Had a lot of contributions during the Tang Dynasty to our society today. For example, Porcelain, the compass, the spinning wheel, block printing, mechanical clock, gun powder and the earthquake detector. During the Tang Dynasty China's religion was Confucianism, based on the beliefs of Confucius, a Greek philosopher.