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WEEK 5 DISCUSSION NAME ASTD 13 July 2016 Note: Song Dynasty (960-1279) Topic: Northern and Southern Song Dynasty The Song Dynasty had a prosperous economy and was considered the “golden age” after the Tang Dynasty. Northern Song was founded by the famous military general Zhao Kuangyin and was established in Kaifeng. During his period most parts of China’s territory was united. Nevertheless in late Northern Song, the political corruption was the major contributor to the decline of the government and eventually destroyed by the Jin (1115-1234). PICTURE Song Dynasty PICTURE of North Song PICTURE of General After Song China was invaded in 1125 by the Jurchen, the Song people relocated in south where Hangzhou was located where they continued to rule for another 150 years. PICTURE of South Song As stated in our reading by the Department of Asian Art, “the society was known for its search of highly beautiful way of life. During that period the paintings focused on evanescent pleasures and the transience of beauty” (DAA, 2001). Southern Song artists where known for their art that represented the natural beauty of Hangzhou and included famous pictures of the local area and even established their own Southern Song Imperial Painting Academy in the twelfth century. PICTURES OF ART “Investigation of things (leading to) the extension of Knowledge” – Zue Xi References: Asia for Educators. (2008). The Song Dynasty in China (960-1279). Retrieved July 12, 2016, from Department of Asian Art (2001). Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Retrieved July 12, 2016, from Travel China Guide. (2016). Song Dynasty. Retrieved July 12, 2016, from
WEEK 5 DISCUSSION References: Department of Asian Art (2001). Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Retrieved July 12, 2016, from Global Britannica (2016). Japanese art: Heian period. Retrieved July 6, 2016, from Varner, M. (2005). Teaching about Heian Japan. Retrieved July 6, 2016, from Department of Asian Art (2001). Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Retrieved July 12, 2016, from
WEEK 5 DISCUSSION Asian Society (2008). Buddhist Art and the Trade Routes. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from Buddha Dharma Education Association (2003). Buddhist studies: Korean Buddhist Art. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from korean01.htm Asian for Educators, (2007). Living in the Chinese Cosmos: The History of Buddhism in China, Retrieved June 20, 2016, from Religion Facts, (2015). Buddhist sacred texts, Retrieved June 20, 2016, from Wu, A. (2016). Buddhism in China, Retrieved June 20, 2016, from About education, (2016). Longshan Culture Timeline and Description, Retrieved June 8, 2016,

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