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Tang and Song dynasties China

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Emperor tang taizong small square 1st Jan, 0627 Tang Taizong 2nd Tang emperor Tang TaizongThe Tang Dynasty's second emperor, Tang Taizong, became emperor by killing two of his brothers and pushed his father aside. He was a Confucaian ruler who provided a stable government and built the capital at Chang'an. When he got into power stealing stopped, and prices stayed low, especially the price of rice.
Tang dynasty map b small square 1st Jan, 0700 Expansion ExpansionThe Tang empire took over Manchuria (in the north), they also conquered the northern part of Vietnam, they went as far west as the Aral sea.
More info1ba19938484f6afe8e65 small square 1st Jan, 0755 An Shi Rebellion An Shi Rebellion An Lushan was a respected military commander who started this rebellion because the emperor was not taking care of the dynasty. He captured the capital, Chang'an, he also captured the secondary capital, Luoyang.
An lushan  military leader during the tang dynasty446998c9b8159bbeb173 small square 1st Jan, 0757 Murder of An Lushan An LushanAn Lushan was murdered by a soldier.
H2 51.93ab small square 1st Jan, 0763 Retaking of Tang Capitals UighursTang forces succeeded in taking over again, but An Lushans rebellions weakened the Tang. The commanders had to invite nomadic Turks the, Uighurs, to bring an army into China to expell An Lushans "people" from the capital. In return for their services they wanted to sack the capitals after they finished the job.
N4344 small square 1st Jan, 0800 End of Equal-Field System Equal Field SystemAfter the An Shi rebellion the equal-field system never fully worked again. Its purpose was to make sure that land was distributed equally.
Huang chao rebellion  leading to the downfall of tang dynastyb68f266b1fee17053d1d small square 1st Jan, 0874 Huang Chao uprising Huang Chao RebellionHuang Chao was a military commander who stole from the wealthy and gave to the poor. To try to control the rebels, the Tang emperors began giving more and more power to regional and military commanders.
H158bt small square 1st Jan, 0960 Song Taizu 1st Song emperor Song TaizuSong Taizu was a junior military official and served a powerful warlord before he became emperor. He was honest and effective. He got all warlords under his control and pushed them into retirement so he would not have rivals. He admired anyone who worked for the government and if they did they got generous salaries, the administration grew and this led to financial problems.
250px mongolhunterssong small square 1st Jan, 1000 Khitan People KhitanThe Khitans were seminomadic people from Manchuria. They ruled from northern Korea to Mongolia. From the Song they demanded and received payments and gifts promising that they would not invsde the Song.
Southern song map1 small square 18th Nov, 1100 Movement of the Song Southern SongThe Jurchen people conquered the Khitans and took over northern China. They captured the Song capital, and established the Jin empire. So the Song empire moved south to their new capital Hangzhou, this is kown as the Southern Song.
Images small square 1st Jan, 1279 End of Song SongThe Mongols ended the Southern Song dynasty and added it to their empire.
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1st Jan, 0618
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31st Dec, 0907
Tang Dyansty Tang DynastyIn 618 Sui Yangdi was killed, the last emperor of the Sui, and the Tang dynasty was started. The most important emperor was Tang Taizong. They relied on a strict bureaucracy of merit and had many transportation and communication networks. It became weakened because of careless leadership and rebellions, and it eventually fell.
1st Jan, 0960
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31st Dec, 1279
Song Dynasty Song Taizu was the founder of the dynasty, it was not as strong as the Tang. It was weak in economy, had military problems, and had external pressures.