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CH. 13 Tang & Song

reunification & renaissance of tang and song dynasties

Who is Yangdi? 2nd member of the Sui dynasty murdered his father to gain the throne restored Confucian exams constructed Chinese canal system assassinated in 618
Who is Li Yaun? What did he do? Duke of Tang; Minister of Yangdi took over the empire after assassination of yangdi 1st emperor of the Tang took the imperial title of Gaozu
What is Chang'an? Capital of the tang pop. 2 million largest city of the era
What is Ministries of Rites? Administered exams to recommended students or students at Chinese Govt. schools
What is Jinshi? Title given to student s who passed the most difficult Chinese exam based on Chinese literature became immediate dignitaries and eligible for high offices
What is pure land Buddhism? Emphasized on Salvationist aspects of Chinese Buddhism Popular among Chinese masses
What is Chan Buddhism? called zen in Japan stressed mediation and appreciation of natural and artistic beauty popular among Chinese elite
What is Zen Buddhism? called Chan in China stressed mediation and appreciation of natural and artistic beauty
Who was Empress Wu? Tang Ruler 690-705 C.E. supported Buddhist est. tried to elevate Buddhism to a state religion had multistory statues of Buddha built
Who was Wuzong? Antithesis of Wu: persecuted Buddhist by destroying monasteries in 840's favoring Confucianism over Buddism
Who was Xuazong? Leading Tang Emperor reigned from 713 to 755 although he encouraged over over expansion
Who was Yang Guifei? Royal Concubine During the reign of Xaunzonginto of her relitive led to a revolt
Who was Zhao Kuangyin? Song founder orignally a general from the Tang took the title of Taizu failed to conquer the liao Dynasty
Who was the liao Dynasty
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