Period of Division - superficially resembles the medieval...

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Period of Division: The Three Kingdoms, Jin Dynasty, and Northern and Southern Dynasties Three Kingdoms ᶱ⚳ : 221-265 Shu-Han (“Minor Han”), Wei, and Wu Story of struggle between leaders of the three states to reunify China is an epic tale dramatized in history, stories, myths, novels, and (more recently) movies and TV mini-series. Most famous characters: Liu Bei ∱⁁ , distant descendent of the founder of the Han dynasty Zhang Fei ⻝梃 Guan Yu 斄佥 (Guan Gong 斄℔ ), later the Chinese god of war and loyalty Cao Cao 㚡㑵 , the most successful of the group but considered the epitome of evil and deviousness, “speak of the devil.” (and many others) Jin Dynasty : 265-317 briefly reunified China, but internally unstable
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This period often called “Medieval” because it
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Unformatted text preview: superficially resembles the medieval period in Europe: A period of disunity after the collapse of empire (Rome, Han); successive rule by barbarians; frequent wars and feuds; and the arrival and domination of a foreign religion (Christianity, Buddhism). However, this period was a period of great cultural development at all social levels. The political unity was temporarily lost, but Chinese culture was expanded and greatly enriched. This is also the period when Buddhism takes root in China and develops a distinctly Chinese style. Sui Dynasty (589-618) reunifies China. Short-lived, but immediately succeeded by the Tang (618-906), the second great, long-lasting Chinese dynasty (after the Han)....
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