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China 8000 BCE – 600 CE. Politics Dynasties with emperors Mandate of Heaven –Rulers have a responsibility to rule with compassion –Respect of superiors.

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1 China 8000 BCE – 600 CE

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4 Politics Dynasties with emperors Mandate of Heaven –Rulers have a responsibility to rule with compassion –Respect of superiors Start of bureaucracy

5 Empire Qin Dynasty ( BCE) –Shi Huangdi Western (early) Han (206 BCE- 9 CE) –Wudi Wang Mang (9-23 CE) Eastern (later) Han ( CE) –Problems with land distribution, Yellow Turbans uprising Collapse of empires in China from internal problems – economic depression, natural catastrophy, social unrest

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7 The Han Dynasty Wu Ti (Wudi) Expanded the empire Strengthened the bureaucracy through civil service exams Promoted Confucianism Repaired dykes, built 80 mile canal

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9 Period of Disunion General Cao Cao on the eve of a battle he would loose Leading General in the final years of the Han Dynasty Bird overhead signifies bad omens

10 Sui Dynasty Wendi- 1 st Emperor of Sui Period of great economic prosperity Buddhism was the central philosophy

11 Economy Lots of money flowing in from Silk Roads Primarily Agricultural

12 Global Trade Han Dynasty roads constructed Silk Road trading increased Iron Age; modernized army (iron weapons, etc.)

13 Social: Class/Gender Patriarchal Confucian principles Women only power in court Scholars/officials  military  artisans Few live in cities

14 Religion Polytheism Ancestor worship Confucianism Legalism Daoism Spread of Buddhism from India..\..\..\Videos\APWH\Unit1\The_Traditional_ Religions_of_China.mov

15 Science/Inventions Iron Age Modernized army Paper, accurate sundials/calendars, agriculture improvements (plow)

16 Art/Architecture Brush painting Palaces Sculptures..\..\..\Videos\APWH\Uni t1\Ancient_Chinese_ Beliefs.mov

17 Why do you think China was able to accept two belief systems, Confucianism and Daoism? Write your hypothesis on your paper.


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