Essays Tagged: "Song Dynasty"

The Song Dynasty Government in China

The Song dynasty lasted over 300 years, from 960 to 1279. Their history is divided into two periods of N ... ver 300 years, from 960 to 1279. Their history is divided into two periods of Northern and Southern Song. The Song period was one of China's most peaceful and prosperous era. However the Song governme ... e of China's most peaceful and prosperous era. However the Song government was corrupt and weak.The Song Dynasty, or Sung Dynasty was a period in which the Chinese government was very weak. In the beg ...

(3 pages) 119 1 4.7 Oct/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

The Evolution of Warfare Throughout the Renaissance to the Age of Religious Wars

gunpowderfor many years, but as fireworks and other devices for celebration. It was during the SungDynasty in China, circa de 1232, that it was used as a weapon for massive warfare(Scwartz 78). Chine ...

(5 pages) 97 0 3.8 Dec/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The start of Chinese capitalism and its early demise.

Many people would agree that the Song dynasty was probably the weakest dynasty in Chinese history. The Song dynasty was the first to ... the entire Chinese territory to be taken over by barbarian tribes, in this case, Mongols. "The weak Song" was the term that most people use to refer to this period of time in Chinese history. (Roberts ... le use to refer to this period of time in Chinese history. (Roberts, 241) For the majority of time, Song dynasty only had control over half of China. This was very rare for Chinese dynasties; this is ...

(6 pages) 80 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Dynastic Chinese History Paintings & Ceramics.

During the Song period of Dynastic Chinese history the major styles are found within the Northern Song painting ... art, especially in landscape, which became the most highly esteemed subject for painting. Northern Song artists studied nature closely to master its many appearances and this passion for realistic de ... ns of expression was the second great shift in the focus of Chinese art.One of the great masters of Song landscape created "Travelers among Mountains and Streams" which conveys the feelings of climbin ...

(2 pages) 84 2 2.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Tea culture in china

urgent matters in home live. Wang anshi (1021-1086), the famous political reformer and literate of Song Dynasty once said: "Tea is as indispensable in daily life as rice and salt."Tea is always offer ... as made by breaking a piece from this brick and boiling it in water.Romantic Period (690-1279 A.D., Song Dynasty)During this period, every aspect of tea was further refined. Harvests became carefully ...

(14 pages) 133 1 3.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

How and why did women's rights to property and marriage change in China between 960 and 1400?

The period 960 to 1400 covers a time of significant historical changes inChina. The Song, Yuan and early Ming dynasties saw migration to the south,the birth of a new elite in the educa ... fects ofthe aforementioned changes become visible.In 960 AD General Chao K'uang-yin founded the new Song dynasty atK'ai-feng. This is the starting point from which we will trace the changein women's r ... a family could produce, thericher a family their daughter could marry into. At the beginning of theSong however, a bride's dowry, although expected to be equal to the valueof the groom's betrothal gi ...

(10 pages) 99 1 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Development of Art Throughout History

06-960) produced undistinguished artists. However, the period of unrest laid foundation for the The Song Dynasty (960-1279 A.D.), which reunited China in 906 A.D. The new Song empire was smaller that ... l controlled by the Liao, which would succumbed to the Jin conquerers in 1126, the event forced the Song to vacate its northern capital to the more hospitable south. Thus began the era of the Southern ...

(7 pages) 219 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Design Arts

Comparison of the Tang and Song Dynasties.

In Chinese history there were many rulers and dynasties, some of them include the Tang and Song dynasties. They were alike in many ways, but also differed in so many more.The Tang dynasty rul ... ecome tributary states. They also rebuilt the bureaucracy and enlarged the civil service system.The Song and Tang dynasties both had well organized societies. They both also had very many poets and ar ...

(1 pages) 34 0 3.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Have Chinese perceptions towards Homosexuality become more or less conservative?

he sex life of many rulers. This was regarded as unexceptional and needing no justification. By the Song dynasty, literary accounts had broadened slightly to include accounts of male prostitutes livin ... ts of male prostitutes living in the Song capital. The high profile of these prostitutes caused the Song dynasty to take some action against them but the punishments were comparatively lenient and rar ...

(4 pages) 56 3 3.9 Oct/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

China Country Study

ientific accomplishments made by early China.Though the Tang Dynasty brought many achievements, the Song Dynasty (960-1279) gave China a new stability. One of the great minds of this time was Shen Kuo ... he year 1023.As stated before, Chinese astronomers were the first to record a supernova. During the Song Dynasty, they were able to observe and record two more supernovas; one of which was the SN 1006 ...

(5 pages) 24 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

The Mongols were able to maintain their military superiority due to an ability to learn new techniques and adapt to different situations.

ans adapting to new environments and overcoming obstacles would be the invasion of China during the Song Dynasty. In the steppes, fighting is done usually with units of heavy and light cavalry, since ...

(8 pages) 2420 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

The Song Dynasty

Although the Song dynasty did not develop a particularly strong military capacity, it benefited from a remarkable ... ical, industrial, and commercial developments changed China into the economic powerhouse of Eurasia.Song Taizu was the emperor and the founder of the Song dynasty. Originally his name is Zhao Kuangyin ... eputation. In addition, he launched a mutiny at Chenqiao, succeeded the throne, and established the Song dynasty. After the establishment, Taizu placed the national capital in Kaifeng. Next, he launch ...

(2 pages) 28 1 3.7 Dec/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Ban Zhao and Lessons for Women

the first known female Chinese historian and poet�. She was a renowned scholar under the Han dynasty and also a major contributor to the creation of one of the best-known history book ever writ ... -known history book ever written called Han Shu, which is translated to Book of Han�.The Han dynasty is considered the most important time in the grand history of China. Many scholars have rega ...

(10 pages) 3 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History