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built on Sui foundations, established patterns of Chinese life that endured for centuries
Song dynasty economic revolution
rapid population growth, adoption of drought-resistant rice from Vietnam and other agricultural achievements
process that involved tightly wrapping womens feet sometimes breaking bones, made women more attractive for marriage and made them fit the stereotype of being delicate and small
system that China set up with foreigners that involved trading goods/giving gifts to resolve things and maintain a good relationship with other civilizations and barbarians
foreign states that required Chinese to deliver large quantities of silk, silver, and tea, concept of "bestowing gifts upon barbarians"
Silla dynasty (Korea)
allied with Tan dynasty to bring political unity to the peninsula for the first time, Korea maintained its political independence while still participating in China's tribute system
sisters who chose to commit suicide rather than surrendering to Chinese ways, caused rebellion
most important gift China received, as Buddhism declined in its homeland it became more popular in China, Mahayana thrived
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