Please read pages 276-285 about the Sui and Tang Empire before class on Wednesday/Thursday. Take notes on the following details as you read. There will be a quiz!
- The Grand Canal: Who built it? Why did they built it? (Definition is in the back of the book)
- How did the Sui lose the mandate of heaven?
- How did Buddhism spread in the Tang Empire?
- What impacts did Buddhism have in the Tang Empire?
- Tributary System - How did it work?
- What was the city of Chang'an like? How large was it? What was life like there?
- The spread of the Bubonic Plague from China
- What happened to the silk industry in China? And the cotton industry in Western Asia?