Golden Age of China.docx - Golden Age of China(Tang and Song periods The Song Dynasty(960-1279 developed after Tang Dynasty In the years between 7500

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Golden Age of China (Tang and Song periods)The Song Dynasty (960-1279) developed after Tang Dynasty. In the years between 7500 and 1000, the population doubled in size, which could have been the result of the advancement of technology. The population rose from about 50 million to 100 million by 1100 and it made China the largest country in the world at that time. Merchants began to become more specialized and organized by setting up partnerships and stock companies. In 1120 the Song Dynasty had the 1st government- issued money made from paper in the world. Iron production by 1078 reached to about 125,000 tons a year. Rice cultivation increased with the discovery of new strains of rice and the improvement of water irrigation. During the Song Dynasty, the invention of the compass and the sternpost rudder improved the efficiency

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