Disc Q 9 F'07 (Tang-Song, Geomancy, Food)

Disc Q 9 F'07 (Tang-Song, Geomancy, Food) - EALC 350g Fall...

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EALC 350g Birge Fall 2007 Questions for Discussion 9 (after midterm #3) T'ang and Sung Dynasties 1. In what ways can the Tang dynasty be called "cosmopolitan" and the Song be called "modern"? What are the major differences between the two dynasties? Tang: accepted women, women were plump no bound feet, more foreigners, mixed race aristocracy, changnon was the capital, Buddhism they accepted other religions as well, huge vast empire. Sung: larger more urbanized population increase in agriculture, currency, printing, exams which led to the rise of the literati, transportation was developed, neo-confucianist, paid money to appease hinting invasions women were constrained, they weren’t allowed to produce poetry, porcelain was invented 2. Why do many Chinese see the Tang as the most glorious age in China, while many western scholars admire the Song? Tang was more militarily powerful. The song were inventors. 3. How does the poetry of the Six Dynasties and T'ang reflect the context of the times?
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