The Song Dynasty Will Be Your Song!
Paper was a major achievement of theirs! We use paper everyday. Without paper we wouldn't have books or homework!
Paper was made of bark from trees. They then used rags. Paper was used to make scrolls, paintings, or books
The compass is another Chinese invention. They created it using loadstone. It was use to navagate on ships that were used to trade. This made navigating to different places easier.
Their governemnt consisted of an emperor and advisors. There were rarely an empresses, but there was one, Empress Wu. The emperor made all government decisions.
A good thing about their government is that the people in the family had a chance of becoming the ruler. When the current emperor died, the power would most likely be passed down to his eldest son.
People in the Song Dynasty practiced Confuciusianism. It was based on ideas by the scholar, Confucius. He taught about the right and wrong doings people should or not do.
Later on in other dynasties they practiced Buddhism from India. It became very popular and a main part of life. Buddhism also influenced Confucianism.
In the the Sui and Tang Dynasty, life was pretty harsh. In the Sui Dynasty, the emperor forced the people to make a huge river life canal. In the Tang dynasty, life was calm, but they weren't that well protected.
You should go to the Song Dynasty because the emperors aren't harsh and trade thrived. The culture was amazing.