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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 469 pages of information about A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.].

Chapter VIII:  THE EMPIRES OF THE SUI AND THE T’ANG

(A) The Sui dynasty (A.D. 580-618)

1 Internal situation in the newly unified empire                   166
2 Relations with Turks and with Korea                              169
3 Reasons for collapse                                             170

(B) The Tang dynasty (A.D. 618-906)

1 Reforms and decentralization 172 2 Turkish policy 176 3 Conquest of Turkestan and Korea.  Summit of power 177 4 The reign of the empress Wu:  Buddhism and capitalism 179 5 Second blossoming of T’ang culture 182 6 Revolt of a military governor 184 7 The role of the Uighurs.  Confiscation of the capital of the
  monasteries 186
8 First successful peasant revolt.  Collapse of the empire 189

MODERN TIMES

Chapter IX:  THE EPOCH OF THE SECOND DIVISION OF CHINA

(A) The period of the Five Dynasties (906-960)

1 Beginning of a new epoch 195 2 Political situation in the tenth century 199 3 Monopolistic trade in South China.  Printing and paper
  money in the north 200
4 Political history of the Five Dynasties 202

(B) Period of Moderate Absolutism

(1) The Northern Sung dynasty

1 Southward expansion 208 2 Administration and army.  Inflation 210 3 Reforms and Welfare schemes 215 4 Cultural situation (philosophy, religion, literature, painting) 217 5 Military collapse 221

(2) The Liao (Kitan) dynasty in the north (937-1125)

1 Sociological structure.  Claim to the Chinese imperial
throne                                                           222
2 The State of the Kara-Kitai                                      223

(3) The Hsi-Hsia State in the north (1038-1227)

1 Continuation of Turkish traditions 224

(4) The empire of the Southern Sung dynasty (1127-1279)

1 Foundation                                                       225
2 Internal situation                                               226
3 Cultural situation; reasons for the collapse                     227

(5) The empire of the Juchen in the north (1115-1234)

1 Rapid expansion from northern Korea to the Yangtze               229
2 United front of all Chinese                                      229
3 Start of the Mongol empire                                       230

Chapter X:  THE PERIOD OF ABSOLUTISM

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