Hum Hist I 11 ho 13

Hum Hist I 11 ho 13 - Human History Week 8, lecture 1 East...

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Human History Week 8, lecture 1 East Asian revival 2/23/11 Chinese reunification in the 6th century CE After 1,000+ years of convergence within Eurasian Lucky Latitudes, divergence begins by 500 CE By 300 CE, China dividing into small states in north dominated by immigrant Xiongnu steppe nomads and a larger successor state in the south Breakdown of sense of “Chineseness,” 300-550 North to South migrations; rapid population growth and creation of new frontier based on rice in and south of the Yangzi Valley Military power is concentrated in the north, economic power in the south; northern rulers conquer the south in 589 (Sui dynasty, 581-618) The Tang dynasty (618-907) Between 589 and 1750, China is most developed region of the world Shared Chinese ethnic identity recreated after 600 Unity combines military power of northern China and economic power of southern China’s rice lands Tang dynasty (618-907 CE) is in some ways premodern China’s cultural zenith Grand Canal links northern cities and southern rice; by 700 Chang’an has a million
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2012 for the course IHUM 69 taught by Professor Morris during the Winter '10 term at Stanford.

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Hum Hist I 11 ho 13 - Human History Week 8, lecture 1 East...

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