Tang and Song China Unit Directions:The tasks described below are based on documents 1 through 9. This assessment is designed to test your ability to work with and analyze historical documents. For Part A, look at each document and answer the question or questions after each document.
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. While these dynasties experienced problems from time to time, overall they managed very well to maintain unity among China’s diverse people.
Read each document carefully and completely answer the question or questions after each document. Be sure to address all parts of a question.
EQ: How did the Tang and Song dynasties create a Golden Age in China?