Tang and Song dynasties China

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  • Jan 1st, 0627

    Tang Taizong 2nd Tang emperor

    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.
  • Jan 1st, 0700

    Expansion

    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.
  • Jan 1st, 0755

    An Shi Rebellion

    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.
  • Jan 1st, 0757

    Murder of An Lushan

    Murder of An Lushan
    An LushanAn Lushan was murdered by a soldier.
  • Jan 1st, 0763

    Retaking of Tang Capitals

    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.
  • Jan 1st, 0800

    End of Equal-Field System

    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.
  • Jan 1st, 0874

    Huang Chao uprising

    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.
  • Jan 1st, 0960

    Song Taizu 1st Song emperor

    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.
  • Jan 1st, 1000

    Khitan People

    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.
  • Nov 18th, 1100

    Movement of the Song

    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.
  • Jan 1st, 1279

    End of Song

    End of Song
    SongThe Mongols ended the Southern Song dynasty and added it to their empire.
  • Period:
    Jan 1st, 0618
    to
    Dec 31st, 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.
  • Period:
    Jan 1st, 0960
    to
    Dec 31st, 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.