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CHAPTER 5 ANCIENT CHINA. FIRST LIFE Homo sapiens ◦ 100,000 years – Africa ◦ 50,000 – China ◦ Fire ◦ Small populations.

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1 CHAPTER 5 ANCIENT CHINA

2 FIRST LIFE Homo sapiens ◦ 100,000 years – Africa ◦ 50,000 – China ◦ Fire ◦ Small populations

3 NEW STONE AGE Agriculture ◦ years ◦ Yellow River ◦ Crops ◦ Millet Animals

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5 Beginnings ◦ Longshan ( B.C.E. )  Agriculture, villages BEGINNINGS

6 China in the Shang and Zhou

7 Farming ◦ Small groups Shang Society

8 Ruling class ◦ Extended families Commoners Slaves Shang Society

9 Religion ◦ Fertility ◦ Sacrifice ◦ Shamans Shang Culture

10 SHANG City-state King: controlled all Warfare

11 SHANG Writing ◦ Scribes  Powerful ◦ Pictures

12 SHANG Bronze ◦ 2000 b.c. ◦ Later, but better than Mesopotamia ◦ Weapons, vessels

13 SHANG THOUGHT Yang ◦ Sun=male Yin ◦ Moon=female Significant later periods

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15 Zhou ◦ Vassal state of Shang ◦ 1100 B.C.E. ZHOU

16 Weaken city-state system ◦ Mandate of Heaven  Ruling legitimacy  Tian (heaven) ◦ Bureaucracy  Shi ZHOU SOCIAL ORDER

17 ZHOU SOCIETY Agriculture Trade + Public works Book of Songs ◦ Poems, song ◦ Love, marriage, life Philosophy

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20 WARRING STATES PERIOD Later Zhou period B.C. Many states, then a few Why? ◦ Land ◦ Trade/economy

21 WARFARE Sun Tzu ◦ Art of War ◦ Military strategy Popular: 19 th & 20 th cent.

22 ART OF WAR I. LAYING PLANS 1. Sun Tzu said: The art of war is of vital importance to the State. 2. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected. 3. The art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one’s deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtaining in the field. 4. These factors are: 1) The Moral Law; 2) Heaven; 3) Earth; 4) The Commander; 5) Method and Discipline. 9. The COMMANDER stands for the virtues of wisdom, sincerity, benevolence, courage and strictness.

23 ART OF WAR III. ATTACK BY STRATAGEM 1. Sun Tzu said: In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good. So, too, it is better to recapture an army entire than to destroy it, to capture a regiment, a detachment or a company entire than to destroy them. 2. Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. 3. Thus the highest form of generalship is to balk the enemy's plans; the next best is to prevent the junction of the enemy's forces; the next in order is to attack the enemy's army in the field; and the worst policy of all is to besiege walled cities.


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