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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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- Fall '07