- To list the accomplishments of
the Sui Dynasty.
- To explain the importance of the Sui
Dynasty in Chinese history.
- To describe China under the rule of
Empress Wu Chao.
- To analyze the strengths and
weaknesses of the civil service system during the T'ang Dynasty.
- To identify the major characteristics
of classical Chinese poetry.
- To explain how China, under the T'ang
emperors, reached a new "Golden Age".
- To analyze the reasons why the T'ang
dynasty lost power by the late 9c.
- To describe the policy of the Sung
emperors toward the Tatars and the Hsia.
- To compare and contrast the capital
cities of the T'ang [Ch'ang-an] Dynasty with
that of the Sung [Hangchow].
- To list the major inventions
developed by the Chinese during the T'ang and Sung Dynasties.