We must consider the fact that The Tang were weak because AN LUSHAN was able to take control of China.
What has been your favorite dynasty of the MIDDLE KINGDOM?
The TANG DYNASTY has been the best by far because that was the start of the TRIBUTE SYSTEM, the spread of BUDDHISM, and the use of the CIVIL SERVICE EXAM.
Well then let's take a walk as you tell me which was your favorite dynasty.
Well at least the equal field system worked better in our neighboring country Korea.
Of course the the SONG DYNASTY has been the best because it set up SCHOLAR GENTRY and tried to set up EQUAL FIELD SYSTEM, which could have worked if it weren't for those landed aristocrats.
The Sui Dynasty because they built the Grand Canal!
Well then what other great dynasties have there been?
That's very true because if the Grand Canal had not been built we would not have been able to trade with Vietnam gaining the FAST RIPENING RICE; now farmers can have two crops a year.
Well you can not forget that it also allowed us to load up JUNKS with GUNPOWDER, PORCELAIN, and it led to the use of FLYING CASH and the junks used COMPASSES to navigate the way to places in Korea, Vietnam and eventually Japan.
Then of course you can not forget religion; to better fit with the traditions already established we changed Buddhism. ZEN BUDDHISM was the combination of Daoism and Buddhism while NEO-CONFUCIANISM was Confucianism and Buddhism.
Well hello what are guys talking about?
Oh we are talking about the contribution to the world that came from China.
That's eight and each were very popular with different walks of people.
Wow I have learned so many things please allow me to have more walks and talks with you.
Of course! I would love it, if a young man is okay with talking with an old man like me.
A fun fact to know is that during these dynasties woman of power practiced FOOT BINDING!