Song Dynasty, AD 960-1279
Northern Song Dynasty, 960-1127
Southern Song Dynasty, 1127-1279
Emperor Taizureunified China in AD 960, established capital atthe northern city of Bianjing.
By 1127, the Song lost control of Northern China to the JinDynasty and moved their capital southwards in Lin’an.
Cities no longer administrative; centers of trade, industry, andmaritime commerce.
Song Dynasty ended with Mongol invasion in 1279.