Ch 15: Imperial China Overview

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you'll find several history lessons on Imperial China. You can access these lessons whenever you want to supplement your history curriculum and help your students have fun while learning about this period of Chinese history.

Imperial China Overview - Chapter Summary

This convenient teacher resource chapter offers engaging lessons on Imperial China. You can easily incorporate these lessons into your history curriculum, and they cover important historical concepts from the Sui, Tang and Song dynasties.

These informative lessons can help increase student engagement, and the included lesson quizzes can help your students retain important information. You can use any computer or mobile device to access these lessons.

How It Helps

  • Student assessment: Lessons come with short quizzes that can help you evaluate your students' understanding of Imperial China.
  • Flexibility: You can share these lessons with your students to start class discussions of reinforce your lecture topics.
  • Expert instruction: These Chinese history lessons are well-researched, accurate and taught by expert instructors.

Skills Covered

This chapter helps you teach your students about:

  • The reunification of China and the spread of Buddhism during the Tang dynasty
  • Confucianism during the Sung and Mongol periods
  • Middle Imperial China's scholar-official class and imperial state
  • Achievements, art and religion from the Song dynasty
  • Art and literature from China's Golden Age
  • Significant innovations from the Sui, Tang and Song dynasties
  • Technology, commerce and agriculture in Sung and Tang China
  • Effect of Western pressures on foreign trade in China
  • Influence of Korea and China on Classical Japan

10 Lessons in Chapter 15: Imperial China Overview
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Confucianism in the Sung & Mongol Periods

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

Song Dynasty: Definition, Achievements & Facts

4. Song Dynasty: Definition, Achievements & Facts

China has a long history, but a few eras stand out for their dramatic role in Chinese history. In this lesson, we'll explore the Song Dynasty and see how it changed China.

Song Dynasty: Art & Religion

5. Song Dynasty: Art & Religion

The Song dynasty was a major era in Chinese history. In this lesson, we are going to examine some artistic and religious changes that occurred and see what impact they had on Chinese society.

Literature & Art of Golden Age China

6. Literature & Art of Golden Age China

China underwent a great period of change during the time of the Tang and Song dynasties, and while innovations such as paper money and the cultivation of tea were important, art and literature also experienced high points.

Innovations of the Sui, Tang & Song Dynasties of China

7. Innovations of the Sui, Tang & Song Dynasties of China

Many of the most famous innovations of Chinese history occurred during the years preceding the Mongol Conquest. Three dynasties, the Sui, Tang, and Song, ruled supreme during this period.

Agriculture, Technology & Commerce in Tang & Sung China

8. 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.

Western Pressures on Chinese Foreign Trade

9. Western Pressures on Chinese Foreign Trade

In this lesson, we will look at Western pressure on Chinese foreign trade. We will see how the European powers, most notably Great Britain, bullied China into trade. We will highlight the key themes associated with this topic, specifically the Opium Wars and the Open Door Policy.

China & Korea's Influence on Classical Japan

10. China & Korea's Influence on Classical Japan

In this lesson you will explore the history of Classical Japan, but also the way that Japan was impacted by the cultures of China and Korea. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

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