The Industrial Revolution of the Song
Lecture no. 33 from the course: Foundations of Eastern Civilization
Taught by Professor Craig G. Benjamin | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Revisit China with an overview of the Song dynasty, whose rulers encouraged impressive advancements in civil administration, industry, education, and the arts. The Southern Song dynasty was responsible for a remarkable series of developments that transformed China into a global economic powerhouse, fueled by innovations such as the mass production of porcelain, the invention of gunpowder, and more.