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III.Warring Kingdoms Unite A.Introduction 1.In 1974, over 6,000 terra-cotta soldiers were found. They belonged to Shi Huangdi. 2.Shi Huangdi wanted his dynasty to last for 10,000 years. B.Qin Dynasty 1.Shi Huangdi conquered 7 kingdoms and unified China. 2.The name Qin (Chin) became China. 3.Shi Huangdi strengthened China through harsh rule. 4.Shi Huangdi tried to connect walls that protected China from northern enemies. 5.The exact length of the Great Wall of China is unknown. 6.Shi Huangdi built roads that would help unify China. C.Unifying Economy and Culture 1.Shi Huangdi wanted China to have one economy and one culture. 2.China’s currency, weights and measures, and writing systems were all standardized. 3.In 213 B.C., Shi Huangdi outlawed the ideas of Confucius. 4.Shi Huangdi ordered many books to be burned and killed all who protested. 5.The Qin dynasty lasted only 15 years.
D.The Han dynasty 1.Liu Bang started the Han dynasty in 202 B.C. 2.The Han dynasty lasted 400 years and was based on Confucianism. 3.Under Wudi, the Han dynasty reached its height. 4.Wudi stretched the Han empire to its approximate present day borders. 5.The Han dynasty eventually declined. 6.The Han dynasty ended in 220 A.D.
IV.Achievements A.Introduction 1.Camels were used to travel through the deserts. 2.Traveling through the desert was very difficult. 3.The Silk Road was an ancient trade route between China and Europe. B.The Silk Road 1.Emperor Wudi opened up contact between China and the Mediterranean areas. 2.The Silk Road was not one road but a series of roads. 3.The Silk Road went over mountains and through deserts. 4.Goods were usually passed from trader to trader along the Silk Road. 5.The Silk Road got its name from the silk that was produced in China. 6.Wealthy Romans would pay high prices for silk from China. 7.Ideas also traveled on the Silk Road. C.Trading and Learning 1.The Han dynasty returned to the ideas of Confucius and learning. 2.Tradition plays a key role in China. 3.Art, scholarship, and poetry flourished under the Han dynasty. 4.Until the Han dynasty, Chinese people had little knowledge of the their own history. 5.Sian Qian wrote a famous history of China. 6.His work is called the Historical Records.
D.Han Technology 1.During the Han dynasty, China became the most advanced civilization in the world. 2.China developed paper way before Europe. 3.Chinese paper was invented around 100 A.D. 4.Paper replaced papyrus in Egypt. 5.Chinese people still call themselves “the children of Han”.