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The Song dynasty was an era of Chinese history that began in 960 and continued until 1279. It was founded by Emperor Taizu of Song following his usurpation of the throne of Later Zhou, ending the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period. The Song often came into conflict with the contemporary Liao and Western Xia ...

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Overall, the reign of the Song Dynasty rulers was marked by stability, advances in technological and industrial fields, as well as general prosperity. ... Before we start the trip, there are some things you definitely need to know, like the time- range of the Song dynasty and the scope of China's territory in those days, as well as ...

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Find more facts, culture, economy and society development of the dynasty here. ... The Song Dynasty (960–1279) was a period of technological advances and prosperity, preceded by the fractured Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period ... Rice became the major food crop and this enabled the population to explode.

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See China dynasty maps at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts' “The Art of Asia” website ... 960 and ... 1127, China passed through a phase of economic growth that was unprecedented in earlier Chinese history, perhaps in world history up to this time. It depended on a combination of commercialization, urbanization, and ...

afe.easia.columbia.edu/main_pop/kpct/kp_song.htm

Under the Tang dynasty, which precedes the Song, the population is concentrated in the north of China, in the wheat growing area. After 1127 ... While Zheng He brought lavish gifts to the states he visited and encourages their leaders to offer tribute to the Chinese emperor, at no time did he seek to extend Chinese territory.

www.britannica.com/topic/Song-dynasty

Song dynasty: (960–1279), Chinese dynasty that ruled the country during one of its most brilliant cultural epochs. ... During the Song period, commerce developed to an unprecedented extent; trade guilds were organized, paper currency came into increasing use, and several cities with populations of more than 1,000,000 ...

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China's government. The Tang Lose Power To meet the rising costs of government, Tang rulers imposed crushing taxes in the mid-700s. These brought hardship to the people but failed to cover the costs of military expansion and new building programs. Moreover, the Tang struggled to control the vast empire they had built.

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The territory of the Song empire was substantially smaller than that of the Tang empire at its height and was comprised mainly of the agricultural heartland of China (with a population of about 100 million people). The subsequent Song emperors never managed to bring the former parts of the Tang empire in the North, ...

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At the beginning of the new millennium, four distinct cultural and political regions dominated the Afro-Eurasian world: Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and European. ..... Relatively underpopulated in comparison to India and China, Europe experienced rapid population growth in the period up to the early fourteenth century. In the ...