Hey there, my name is Rachel, and I live in East Asia, specifically China. Right now we are under the Tang Dynasty. We have a tributary system meaning that people pay taxes or provide goods to the emperor. This is often viewed as the Middle Kingdom as it is the center of everything.
This is my family, we practice Buddhism which was brought here from India!
Hey Dad, are you ready for your Civil Service Exam to Enter the Beauaucracy?
Oh okay... I really feel that we need someone new in control, the emperor is a little distracted with his concubine.
An Lushan has even started a rebellion, I can't wait to see what is to come...
I'm getting there, I think I am going to talk to your Uncle An Lushan as he seems to be politically aware.
Hey son, we have to start working more on the farm. Due to the Scholar Gentry dad is going to have to work on military affairs.
Yep... But thanks to the equal field system we are able to have our own land to grow crops!
At least we trade plenty of different goods.
Hey at least our rice is fast ripening.
*Now under the Song Dynasty*
I wonder how many people will be willing to trade for our gunpowder, porcelain, and this compas.
I'm sure there are plenty of people, and thanks to flying cash we are able to pull out money if we want to buy anything... but Mom...CAN WE GO HOME? MY FEET HURT!!!
It is all thanks to foot binding! All girls do it to be beautiful.