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Lecture

June 6 Tang


Department
History
Course Code
HIS280Y1
Professor
Scott Relyea

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HIS 280 June 6, 2011
Du Fu
Emperor Xuanxong of Tang and Yang Guifei
Who are the Chinese?
San Franscico china down says people of Tang
Tang Ren
Han Ren
Rarely used
Ming ren
Qing ren
Hua
Used in Han
Used in qin
Xia
Used in Han
Used in qin
North south schism
Goes to language
Culture, racial division?
Cantonese south vs. mandarin north
Yellow river, origin of Chinese
Positioning southern core as well
Identity, linguistic, political
oLooking outward to others, inward what binds you together
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Silk roads
Large segment, shang, tang dynasty,
Great wealth for tang and neighbors
Tang officials
People diverge
Neighboring seas
Establishment of military protectors
Alliances, gifts, tribute, marriage alliances
Shang and kong, equal field system
Death house hold, inheritance common pool for redistribution
Expand tax register, more people going to pay the tax
9 private, middle public tic tac toe
Army of soldiers, farmers rotation
West along the silk road jade gate
Investures encouraging groups to fight each other
Road to shu
1.Painting
Xuanzang
Xuanzong
Southwest
1.Trade routes
a.Tea leaves sichan, mountains 2k years
b.Tribute for Chinese emperors
c.Tea trade, different silk roads
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d.Transport tea, across rivers
e.Expensive, for a brick form for transport
f. Puer tea
2. Invastion of nanzhao dynasty from the tang wanted the tea
Dali largest tea factory in Yunnan
5000 km journey to Tibet, lhasa, india,
3 month journey Yunnan to Tibet, on foot
Wanted horses exchanged for tea
Yaan still biggest production of tea
Horses became cheaper, tea became more expensive
110 tons of biacha tea for tibets, low grade, cheap
Han went central asia, silk exchange, horses
Song, Tibet horses, tea
Songdians take, feast for rich merchants
Abilitiy to collect information
Introducted method of weaving to artistans
Connection revealed a secret
oRen chu, pearl necklace
oSymbolyize, different cultures
Industrial esponiage
Alliegence only for profit
Merchants songdian took weaving from Chinese for themselves
Tang
1.Traders were foreigners
2.Useful travels distinct land and rulers
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