After the loss of Northern China the South held on for another 150 years before they succumbed to the invading Mongol army.
Advances continued in many areas notably in agriculture, trade and commerce. Knowledge of seafaring acquired from the Arabs was soon applied and improved. Paper money was in widespread usage. Architecture took a leap forward, books on medicine and herbs were compiled. The landscape paintings of this period are highly prized and show near photographic realist representation of birds and flowers.
Porcelain boat-shaped water dropper for ink-slab
Longzhuan ware Two passengers are sitting in the cabin of this green glazed boat. Song dynasty (AD 960-1279) Length 13.7cms Unearthed in 1960 at Longzhuan, Zhejiang province
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