week 4 History.odt - How did the Tang Government address...

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How did the Tang Government address economic and social issues that emerged with growing trade? Why do you think they felt it was important to address inequalities in Tang society?As China fell into turmoil under the Rebellion attacks, one thing stood clear, China's economy and society had taken a turn for the worse. The Tang Government, upon gaining control thanks to General Li Yuan, was well aware of this and began focusing on these issues. In order to kill two birds with one stone, the Tang rulers established the equal fields system . Not only was this supposed to encourage a sense of equality among farming families, but in turn contributed to consistent grain and labor services.1This further bolstered revenue as each family was required to pay a tax which often consistedof grain, cloth and twenty days of labor. Continuing to address the issues that left China crumbling under the rebellion, social order needed to beembedded and maintained. With the belief that maintaining law promoted social and cosmic harmony, the Tang Code was implemented.2The Tang Code was the foundation for a Judicial system and

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