Imperial China: Sui & T’ang

                    Imperial China Dynasties Sui (589 – 618) T’ang (624 – 755) Sung (960 – 1279) Yuan (1279 – 1368) Second Empire – Sui Dynasty & T’ang Dynasty Sui – unified the north, then conquered the south to unify the country – re-established the central government – restored the tax base,…

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Japanese History: Shogun & Shinto

                    Setting – Japan is an island country: protected by the water from outside invasions – The sea provided fish & created sailors (and pirates too) – China deeply influenced Japan – Iron work, Confucian philosophies, Buddhism – Chinese immigrated bringing pottery & intermarrying – In the 6th & 7th centuries…

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