The Song Dynasty: A Period of Great Economic Prosperity and Cultural Achievement

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The Song dynasty was a Chinese dynasty that ruled from 960 to 1279. The dynasty was founded by the general Zhao Kuangyin, who became the first emperor of the Song dynasty in 960. The dynasty is divided into two periods, the Northern Song (960-1127) and the Southern Song (1127-1279). The Northern Song dynasty was a period of great economic prosperity, while the Southern Song dynasty was a period of economic and military decline.