Politics of the song dynasty the policy of

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Politics of the Song Dynasty: The policy of examination based on knowledge of Chinese literature and Confucian classics did not create a class of equality during the Song Dynasty. Although a member of the lower classes might succeed in the examinations, the highest positions were given to members of prominent families. The quality of government employees improved with better salaries and as a result of passing examinations. Society of the Song Dynasty: The revival of Confucian attitudes was prevalent replacing the popular Buddhism. Male dominance was strengthened, and emphasis on rituals and obligation reinforced class, gender and age distinctions. This period is remembered for the accomplishment in science, technology, literature, and the fine arts. With the invention of paper, the literacy level was high. Economics of the Song Dynasty: Art and technological advances flourished. Due to the canals, rice-growing regions became prominent. Trade with other countries was reopened. Exports were traded for luxurious items from the West. Credit was developed and early forms of banks were opened. Paper money was invented. A solid agrarian culture strengthened the economy. Large estates were divided to allow for equal distribution of farming land. References www. travelchinaguide.com/intro / history /

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