WHI-Chap15-Tang Tribute System

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One of the many achievements of the Tang Dynasty is the Tang Tribute System. The Tang tribute system, like the Examination System, is based upon the Han Dynasty. Conquered countries and peoples would be made to accept the Tang Emperor as their overlord and send regular gifts. In return, the leaders of the tributary states could keep authority over their states as well as gifts from China (T&E, 380). The Tang Tribute System allowed for important relations between China and the nearby nations allowing for trade and diplomacy.

For more on how China influenced nations like Vietnam and Korea, Objective 9

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