*An awesome videogame about the post-classical era of China, also including Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. An insightful fun game that explores the history of China
Welcome one and all to our wonderful musical production: The Tales of East Asia a rap musical, a wonderful enticing interpretation of our world history, full of cultural and insightful takes on China and its neighboring states. Oh, and be sure to remember the upcoming civil-service exam, so you can be recruited and have a better life!. So without any more announcements! The Tales of East Asia Act One!
We-we-we are the Tang emperors, dropping some beats after the Sui dynasty faced some major defeats, h-h-having our Tang Dynasty be the Middle Kingdom, a-a-and we'll have your city-state pay tribute and you'll never be done! And you know we got that equal field system, meanin' we distribute land and keep stability among our people so everyone can be nice and equal. Got that fast-ripening rice that created a surplus, who's at the top of their game? That's us!
H-h-hey hey I'm Xuanzang and I'm here to say, Buddhism really has it's own way. I'mma go teach it back in China everywhere, so the Chinese will open their minds and not act so square. Been in India for seventeen years, gonna use Buddhism to relinquish the fears.
Ayo ayo, An Lushan here, I was a general in the Tang army you know way better than to mess with me, I'm the man who started the Yan Dynasty, yo yo, you know I started this rebellion, cuz I'm a mobile fellon going againt the Tang Dynasty, call me your emperor baby!
I'm a Zen-Buddhist you better get that right, Zen from the Chan, yeah we meditate, for tranquility we're such a big fan. Z-Z-Zen Buddhism is here to stay, in China, yeah we get our way!
Ph-ph-philosophy, that's what us Neo-Cofucianists got! Social and ethical is what we go for, not like other religions who go on seeking more!
Before this Act 1 ends, I gotta tell you my friends, in China we got that wood-block printing etching things on paper since the beginning!
So before we gotta go, let me tell you about the Song Dynasty, we got that scholar gentry, they outnumbered the aristocracy got an education in Confucian philosophy. Women did some foot-binding due to the patriarchy! Our scientists developed a compass, haha gonna find some credit called flying cash! We gotta a great tax policy, keep on trading for that porcelain, baby! Got that gunpowder,to fire our guns, got them junks for transportation,you might even say we're a trading sensation! And that's the end of ACT 1