Medieval and Early Modern China Notes - Medieval and Early Modern China Sui Dynasty 581-617 CE Reunification of China Grand Canal Tang Dynasty 618-907

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Medieval and Early Modern China Sui Dynasty 581-617 CE Reunification of China Grand Canal Tang Dynasty 618-907 Influence on Buddhism “Sinicization” – making Buddha Chinese and a unifying figure. Something to rally around. Decline of Chinese Buddhism Why did the state turn on Buddhism? Monasteries were tax exempt and it was costing too much. Leaves many Buddhist homeless and without jobs Persecution Significance Song Dynasty 960-1279 CE - Mutiny at Chen Bridge in 960 Expanding Primary Institutional Tradition Civil Service Examination System Nature of the Exam Nine Rank System Early Development Under the Sui & Tang dynasties Examination Structure under the Song Dynasty Xiucai – basic level, taken on a local level. I fyou pass-work in local government or funded to learn more Juren – taken at the capital, province level Jinshi - doctoral, if you pass, you work for the emperor.

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