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1 WHI.4(e,f)



4 The Great Wall was built for China’s protection.

5 Essential Understanding  Classical China was centered on the Huang He (Yellow River) and was geographically isolated.

6 The Huang He  6 th Longest River at 3,395 miles  Called the Yellow River, named for the color of the silts that are carried downstream in its flow.  One of the most creative uses of the river occurred during World War II. Chinese troops under Chiang Kai-Shek broke the levees on the Huang He in order to flood a valley and stop the advance of invading Japanese troops. The resulting flood was massive, and the death toll of the invaders topped 900,000.

7 More Understandings…  Of Chinese contributions to civilization, Confucianism and Taoism are among the most noted.

8 Take a deep breath and begin…  Qin Shi Huangdi built the Great Wall to keep out invaders (Invaded from the North)  Governed by a line of ruling families called dynasties.  Mandate of Heaven- Chinese rulers were divine but still had to rule justly

9 The Silk Road  The Silk Road helped trade and contact between China and other cultures as far away as Rome.

10 The Silk Road

11 Contributions of classical China 1.Civil service system 2.Paper 3.Porcelain 4.Silk

12 Civil Service Exam

13 How it was done.  Test could take from 24-72 hours  Small rooms  Test takers were numbered  Two boards were placed in room  Exams were recopied by a 3 rd party

14 Civil Service Exam

15 Confucius


17 Impact of Confucianism  Belief that humans are good, not bad  Respect for elders  Filial piety  Code of politeness  Education  Ancestor worship

18 Laozi  Daodejing  Classic of the Way and of Virtue  Dao means the “way of the cosmos”  Does nothing yet accomplishes everything

19 Impact of Taoism  Humility  Simple life and inner peace  Harmony with nature Confucians by day…Daoists by night


21  Yin and yang represented opposites for Confucianism and Taoism.  Chinese forms of Buddhism spread throughout Asia.

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