Stearns Chapter Twelve

Directions:  Read Chapter Twelve:  in your textbook and answer the following inquiries in complete sentences.  Your responses must be either typewritten double spaced, or neatly written in blue or black ink. Responses written in pencil or odd colored inks will not be accepted.  You may email your responses if wish at your own risk, but you are responsible whether your responses are received or not.

  1.  How did the Sui rise to power and why did they collapse?
  2. In what ways was the rise of the Tang associated with the Confucian Renaissance?
  3. How do you account for the decline of the Tang Dynasty?
  4. In what way was the Song Empire weaker than the Tang?
  5. What were the aspects of economic prosperity during the Tang-Song Era?
  6. Discuss the status of Women during the Tang-Song era.
  7. What was the overall effect of the Tang-Song era in Chinese history?
  8. What innovations were made during the Tang-Song era?