Chapter 10 Quiz:

Inner and East Asia 600 – 1200

1. The Grand Canal, as today the longest one in the world, is a waterway linking the Yellow and Yangzi river that started under the Han period and was completed by the rulers of Sui dynasty. What was its purpose?


2. Tang dynasty succeeded Sui in 618. Its most famous ruler was Li Shimin. What is one very important measure of their government that help retain the unity of their state?


3. The sect of Buddhism that spread in China was Mahayana which postpone nirvana, so the bodhisattvas help others reach enlightenment. Because this promise, the sect spread fast in China, Japan and Korea. The Tang rulers gifted Buddhist monks to pray and preach in their behalf as:


4. Which Tang ruler took the throne by claiming to be an enlightened soul, or bodhisattvas.


5. A series of external attacks especially from the Tibetans and Turkic Uighurs, as well as a series of internal revolts caused by financial problems (like underpayment of the army and raising taxes) along with a late persecution of Buddhists contributed to the fall of Tang dynasty, in 907. Which one of the three states that formed after Tang became the new dynasty?


6. What is the Song Dynasty known for?


7. The Chinese rulers have long raided and exploited the lands that are now Korea, Japan and Vietnam, extending Chinese influence through spread of Confucianism, and cultural habits. What was the system employed by Chines governments in relation with new conquered lands?


8. What were three independent states that acknowledged Chinese power and were greatly influence by Chinese culture and philosophy?


9. In the new kingdoms of Korea, Japan and Vietnam, what was the major source of income?


10. In Chinese society, women were subordinated to their husbands. They couldn’t own property, couldn’t remarry, their movement was restricted. One of the practices that was imposed upon women, starting in childhood, was intended to raise a girl social status as to be desirable and find a husband from the higher elites. What is the name of this practice that lasted till the 20th century?



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