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Ch 11: Middle & Late Imperial China

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Watch engaging and fun video lessons on China in the Middle Ages. Learn about the dynasties that dominated the period and the developments that took place in the Middle Ages.

China in the Middle Ages - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

This chapter introduces you to the different dynasties and periods that characterized China in the Middle Ages. Explore events and developments in the Tang and Sung periods and get details on the expeditions that took place during the Mongol Ascendency and Ming Dynasty. After watching all the videos in this chapter, you'll have knowledge of:

  • Influence of Confucianism
  • History of gunpowder
  • Scholar-official class development
  • Discoveries in China during the Middle Ages

Video Objectives
Reunification of China in the Tang Dynasty Outline the events that led to China's reunification during the Tang Dynasty.
The Spread of Buddhism in Tang China List reasons for Buddhism's spread into China, Japan and Korea.
Agriculture, Technology & Commerce in the Tang and Sung Periods Discuss key developments associated with agriculture, technology and commerce during these periods.
Confucianism in the Sung and Mongol Periods Analyze the influence of Confucianism in the Sung and Mongol periods. Assess changes in Confucian thought.
Trade & Maritime Expeditions in the Mongol Ascendancy & Ming Dynasty Observe overland trade and maritime expeditions between China and other civilizations in the Mongol Ascendancy and Ming Dynasty. Discuss their importance.
History of Gunpowder and its Effects on the New World Find out how gunpowder was developed and where it originated.
Discoveries in China in the Middle Ages Characterize the importance of the discoveries of tea, paper manufacturing, woodblock printing, the compass and gunpowder.
The Imperial State & Scholar-Official Class in China in the Middle Ages Trace the development of the imperial state and the scholar-official class.

7 Lessons in Chapter 11: Middle & Late Imperial China
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Reunification of China in the Tang Dynasty

1. Reunification of China in the Tang Dynasty

In this lesson, you'll explore the complex period of reunification between two powerful dynasties in Chinese history as warlords fought each other for power. You'll discover exactly how the Tang Dynasty put China back together again. Test your understanding afterward with a brief quiz.

The Spread of Buddhism in Tang China

2. The Spread of Buddhism in Tang China

In this lesson, you will explore the rise of the religious philosophy Buddhism in the Tang dynasty of Chinese history. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Agriculture, Technology & Commerce in Tang & Sung China

3. Agriculture, Technology & Commerce in Tang & Sung China

In this lesson, you'll explore the relationship between agriculture, technology, and commerce in two dynasties from Chinese history: the Tang and the Sung. Afterward, you can test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Confucianism in the Sung & Mongol Periods

4. Confucianism in the Sung & Mongol Periods

In this lesson, you will explore the influence of the Chinese philosophy Confucianism on two very different, but very important periods in Chinese history. Then, you can test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Trade & Maritime Expeditions in the Mongol Ascendancy & Ming Dynasty

5. Trade & Maritime Expeditions in the Mongol Ascendancy & Ming Dynasty

In this lesson, you will explore how China used international business to become a powerful empire at very different points in its history. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Ming Dynasty Achievements: Art & Technology

6. Ming Dynasty Achievements: Art & Technology

In this lesson, you will explore the art and technology of the Ming dynasty as Chinese artists and engineers rediscovered their Chinese identity. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Imperial State & Scholar-Official Class in Middle Imperial China

7. The Imperial State & Scholar-Official Class in Middle Imperial China

In this lesson, you will explore the rise of the Scholar-Official class in China and discover how education and government worked together to create a strong empire. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

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