By employing a carefully organized bureaucratic system, the Maurya and Gupta Empires were able to maintain security and political unity across large parts of western and southern Asia.
For example, the Grand Canal was built during the Sui, and linked the agriculturally-rich regions of the south with the north. A law code was also written, and this served as the basis of the Tang Code, which in turn was influential throughout East Asia.
The Sui also restructured and centralized the government bureaucracy. Tang cultural influence spread far beyond the region under its political control, especially to Korea and Japan. There were different quarters for foreigners, including Koreans and merchants from Central Asia, India, and the Middle East.
Central Asia fashions, games and habits were embraced. Within China, new schools of Buddhist thought emerged, shaping a uniquely Chinese interpretation of the religion. The Tang dynasty is perhaps most famous for its poets: An Lushan was a non-Han general given a military garrison on the northern frontier.
He was a favorite of the court, and allowed to amass an army. Europe, after the fall of Rome inentered a millennium c. Under the Tang, China becomes the preeminent civilization in East Asia and the world with links east to Korea and Japan and west, along the Silk Route.
Poetry, calligraphy, landscape painting, philosophy, political thought, historical writing, scientific advances in astronomy, chemistry, and medicine, and the production of fine silks, porcelain, and teas all flourish, particularly in the period from the 7th to the 12th centuries.
The Tang capital of Changan today, Xian was one of the most cosmopolitan cities of the time. As an eastern terminus of the Silk Route, traders and goods from East, West, and South Asia as well as a variety of religions coexisted in the capital. Religious groups and temples representing Daoism, Buddhism, Islam, Manichaeism, a Persian sect from the 3rd century CE expounding philosophical dualismNestorian Christianity a sect that separated from Byzantine Christianity in and was centered in Persiaand Zoroastrianism a Persian religion from the 6th century, named after its founder the prophet Zoroaster could all be found.
An Arab market and mosque, dating from this period when the Chinese capital hosted traders from across Eurasia, remain active in Xian at the beginning of the 21st century. Buddhism played a dominant role in Tang dynasty China, its influence evident in poetry and art of the period.
A universalistic religious philosophy that originated in India the historical Buddha was born in c. Buddhist teachings spoke to the concerns of salvation and the release from suffering and flourished during the period of political disunity in China after the fall of the Han dynasty.
Various schools of Buddhism spread after the reunification of China under the Suiand Buddhist influence reached its height during the three-hundred years of Tang rule The monk Xuanzang Hsuan Tsangwhose travels to India to bring back Buddhist sutras, or discourses, became the basis for the popular 16th century novel, Monkey or Journey to the West, followed the Silk Route during this period Compromise between the Confucian emphasis on family and filial responsibilities and the demands of Buddhist monastic life was maintained to varying degrees untilwhen the Tang emperors moved to limit the wealth and economic power of landed Buddhist monasteries.
Poetry Poetry is the primary literary form in China from earliest times not epic or drama as in the West. During the Tang dynasty, poetic form reaches new heights and everyone who is literate in the society writes poetry; it is an essential element of social communication.
East Asian Cultural Sphere under the Tang The influence of Chinese civilization spreads throughout East Asia as neighboring countries study and borrow from Chinese civilization. Korea, Japan, and what is today Vietnam share in Chinese culture and the four countries are united by Confucian thought and social and political values; Buddhism in forms developed and refined in China after its origination in India ; literary Chinese and its writing system which becomes the language of government and that used by the elites of these societies to communicate among themselves.
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