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Department
Humanities
Course
HUMA 1770
Professor
Leo Stan
Semester
Fall

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Traditional China November 8 , 2012 3th – 6 century CE -political fragmentation and internal conflicts between warring states; -conquest by nomadic groups; -population decline; -renewal of philosophical culture and religious life: contra state Confucianism; arrival of Buddhism; Neo-Daoism The Sui Dynasty (561-618CE) -Pragmatic warrior emperors; -reunification of the empire within stable borders; -Buddhism and Daoism as official doctrines; -public works and social reforms; -Higher taxation and exploitation of peasantry + cost military campaigns  rebellions. The Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE) -return of the Confucian ideal of the benevolent, wise and conscientious ruler  political stability; -religion: Neo-Confucianism -land redistribution; encouragement of education; administrative promotion according to merit; -Commercial and diplomatic relations with neighboring states; great flowering of cultural life and technological achievement; Xuanzong (r. 712-765); -Decline and fall: court intrigues, corruption, sever
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