Bruce A. McMenomy, Ph.D. and Christe A. McMenomy, Ph.D. for Scholars Online
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Please post in the forum for the day a short essay in response to this question:
During the Tang and Song Dynasties in China and the Heian period in Japan, individuals had greater opportunities for social mobility than in any cultures we have studied to date, with the possible exception of the Roman empire. What factors contributed to the rise of social mobility, and what options did common people of the lower classes have to advance in their cities and gain power locally or regionally? What factors in China and Japan eventually led to the restriction of people to the class or even occupation into which they were born? Consider:
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