How did both internal and external connections promote the Golden Age of Tang and Song China?
Historical Background: The Tang and Song dynasties covered the time period from 618 to 1279 CE, a period of more than 600 years. Not only did these dynasties last a very long time, but they are also considered to be among the most outstanding of Chinese dynasties. The Tang and Song dynasties are considered a “Golden Age” in Chinese history. Remember a Golden Age is a time of stable political rule, prosperous economy and thriving social practices. While these dynasties had experienced problems from time to time, overall they managed very well to maintain unity among China’s diverse people. There were many factors that contributed to unity during the Tang and Song dynasties.