Kids! Come here for a second before I have to head off to work! I need to talk to you two about what I expect from you.
I have grown successful thanks to my hard work. As my daughter, I expect you to undergo foot binding.
I know this country has undergone lots of change as An Lushan and the Fujiwara Clan leads their rebellions but that just means you need to show you must show your social status now during the Tang Dynasty more than ever.
Son, you are expected to study in order to complete your civil service exam and become a scholar gentry instead of spending your time cultivating fast ripening rice.
Yes father. I will do what is expected of me under the Song Dynasty. I aspire to be as powerful as the daiymo.
I sure hope China continues to succeed because that would just mean more wealth for us, my wife. Only thing possibly holding us back is the equal field system, but theres always a way around those sorts of things. Anyways, bye honey I've got to head off.
Wow I love my country, the Middle Kingdom! It has become so prosperous thanks to our foreign trade of porcelain, gunpowder, and compasses and especially our use of flying cash as currency and junks for overseas travel; well I guess I have to go to work noe.
Thank god for the invention of wood-block printing. It not only gave us our jobs but also helped spread Buddhism, eventually developing Neo-Confucianism!