East Asia,
(600 C.E. to 1450 C.E
.)

With the collapse of the Han Dynasty, China, the dominant political and cultural power, languished for some time until being united under the Tang and the Song dynasties.  Within that cultural vacuum, other areas began to grow and develop their own cultures and political institutions.


Documents
Study Guide - East Asia
This is the study guide for chapters 12 - 14.

Lectures
 
 
 
 
Important Links

Tang Dynasty

This site provides a simple overview of the dynasty. 

Song Dynasty
This site provides a detailed examination of the "Golden Age" of Chinese civilization.
A fantastic site from National Geographic that allows you to travel along with Marco Polo.
 
Music of East Asia
You are listening to a traditional Chinese folk song, the GuSu Ballad.  This recording is of unknown origin and listed several public domain sites.

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