Song Dynasty (960 - 1279 CE)
By Hannah and Lizzy
Inventions of the Song Dynasty
Buildings & Structures during the Song Dynasty
Important Products During the Song Dynasty
This was the paper used and created during the Song Dynasty.
This is a teapot that was used to pour tea.
two string fiddle
This is what the two string fiddle looked like.
Sung T’ai Tsu rose to power at the end of the Tang dynasty and was the first ruler of the Song dynasty. The Jin, the rulers of the Song dynasty believed that to stay in power you needed a well trained government. They didn’t think they needed a strong military to defend themselves, and stay in power. Eventually that was part of what lead them to the fall of the Song dynasty. It also had to do with the fact that they had too many bills leading to making the poor to suffer, and focusing too much on their own wealth and not using it for more necessary reasons, like maintaining an army.
During the song dynasty the majority of people were peasant farmers,mainly respected for only the food they made, lead difficult lives. They farmed crops like, most commonly ate, millet and rice. They also had to work for the government about once a year for things like serving the military or working on construction projects. People who lived in the city had more jobs like merchants, craftsmen, or government officials. Also the father was always in charge of the house and you had to respect your elders too. Only wealthy boys went to school no girls or poor boys. Finally They practiced many religions and teaching such as buddhism, daoism, or confucius, along with temples and pagodas. Lastly there was a commonly written language in china and along with that poetry, literature, painting, and instruments.