Aristocratic Challenge[5]

Aristocratic Challenge[5] - Methods of Expansion...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Imperial Challenges contd The Aristocratic Challenge Lecture Five
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Time Line Han Dynasty (207 B.C – A.D 220) Tang Dynasty (618 – 907) Song Dynasty (960 – 1276)
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The Aristocratic Challenge Existed in all periods BUT most important in Han & Tang dynasty Origins: (Han dynasty Gaozu 202 B.C) Carved up empire into territories “ commanderies” Great families Growth of regional power holders Frontier Armies Partible Inheritance
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Period of Great Families 4th – 10th Century Tang Dynasty aristocracy Birth (blood) before merit Imperial compilation of Great Family genealogies Recommendation then examination
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Unformatted text preview: Methods of Expansion Commendation of land Security & protection: Armies Marriage alliances Northwest to Yangzi River valley Marriage Prohibition of commoner & aristocrat Integration of non-Chinese as foreign policy measure Importance of military base Aristocratic Privileges Schools & education Guarantee of position in government Decline of Political Power Successful limitation of military power Stability of administrations Emperor Wu Zetian (Zhou interregnum) (Empress Wu or Wu Zhao) Examination system into position (later provincial elite) Post-Tang fragmentation: disappearance of great families (aristocracy)...
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