The Song Dynasty
By Aidan Graham and Ismaeel Ibrahim
The Song dynasty had a very strong economy. They set up market places along the border to encourage trade with neighbors. They also set up partnerships and companies. The Song developed water transport with canals. Also, sea trade was more active than land trade. The Song sent their ships all over the Indian Sea. They used paper currency.
- Horses for the army
- Indian Persian cotton cloth,gems, incense (smelly candles),perfumes
- Southeast Asia: pepper and fragrant wood
Some of the occupations were artisans and Merchants and ship builders. Farming was a popular occupation because they had new ways to farm. Also engineers made advances in military technology so that military would be much stronger. They traded with inner Asia and further west across the large deserts. The Song Dynasty traded with Arabs and Indians. For their sea trade they traded with Korea and Japan.
- They didnt pay attention to what was happenig to their borders
- became corrupt
- And when lost control of the north they moved into the south were the new capital was conquerd by barbarians
The Song people participated in Social Clubs, including:
- Horse lovers
Children were highly valued and your family came before your self. The religion that the song dynasty believed in was Neo-Confucisium which is various of strands of Confucianism broken of in different types like Christianity it broke off into different types like Baptist, Lutheran and Catholic. Neo-Confucisium focuses on the teachings of a great philosopher confucisiusm who wrote how a family or government should be run.They also created grand silk and textiles for clothes.Another thing they did was invented plates of what we call china today
Inventions,Technology,Science and architecture
Architecture was a thriving aspect of of the song dynasty. They built new buildings like Buddhist pagodas which they used to worship their gods. And built the outer city wall of Beijing to protect their empires capitol.They also created created the Chinese roof!