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1 Chapter 6-5: Han Contacts with Other Cultures
Ancient China Chapter 6-5: Han Contacts with Other Cultures

2 Bell Work 11/4 Instructions: Write the list below and then tell which Chinese dynasty the following belong to? Organized Family Life Shi Huangdi Warring States China unified under Confucianism Wudi Jade Great Wall of China Yu the Great China unified under legalism Acupuncture China’s first Writing System Confucianism, Legalism, Daoism Liu Bang

3 What do you remember? Think-Pair-Share
Who was the first Han Emperor? True or False: The first Han Emperor was hated. Who became the Han Emperor in 140 BC? What philosophy did Wudi adopt? Under Wudi, what could one do to get a good position in the government? What were some Han Achievements?

4 Objectives and Expectations
The Big Idea Trade routes led to the exchange of new products and ideas among China, Rome, and other peoples. Main Ideas How did farming and manufacturing grow during the Han dynasty? What linked China with the Middle East and Rome? How did Buddhism spread to China from India and gain many followers? What is the exchange of new products and ideas from one culture to the next?

5 Building on Knowledge & Real-Life Connections
What are some examples of cultural diffusion in our society? How has cultural diffusion affected us?

6 Technological Advances during the Han Dynasty
Farming Iron plow could dig more land and raise more food Wheelbarrow able to haul more products Manufacturing Iron swords and armor Silk: a soft, light, highly valued fabric Which of these products can you infer became very valuable to the Chinese?


8 Trade Routes Chinese goods became highly valued in other lands, so trade routes began opening up. Trading Chinese silk for strong Central Asian horses became a primary goal under the rule of Emperor Wudi. Central Asians could then take the silk and trade it for products in other lands. What type of trade system is it called when you trade a product for another product?

9 The Silk Road The Silk Road was a network of routes stretching more than 4,000 miles across Asia’s deserts and mountain ranges, through the Middle East and stopping at the Mediterranean Sea. Chinese traders only used the road until they reached Central Asia, and then gave their goods to local traders. Travelers banded together for protection along the many miles of difficult terrain (mountains, deserts, harsh weather). They also sometimes hired armed soldiers to protect them from bandits. China grew rich from trading silk with other lands.

10 China kept silk making a secret for centuries.
Quick Fact China kept silk making a secret for centuries. China still produces about 50 percent of the world’s silk.

11 Buddhism Comes to China
Contact with New Cultures When the Han dynasty began to fail, people looked to old religions to find answers, but were disappointed. After coming into contact with Indian Buddhists on trade routes, many Chinese brought the teachings home to China. Impacts on China In hopes of relieving the suffering of human life, both rich and poor people began to embrace the teachings of the Buddha. The popularity of Buddhism in China is an example of diffusion: the spread of ideas from one culture to another.

12 Expectations: I have correctly identified the location of the Silk Road and items traded along it.
1. Evaluate pages Answer the following questions in complete sentences: A. Where did the Silk Road begin and end? B. What two empires did the Silk Road connect by AD 100? C. What were some goods traded along the Silk Road? 6-7 Minutes

13 Other items traded along the Silk Road
Rome China Central Asia -Glassware -Paper -Horses -silver/gold -Silk -Buddhism -precious stone -Jade -Spices

14 Do you Know? Exit Ticket/Note Card (1-7)
1. The Silk Road was a network of routes that stretched from ________ to ________. 2. List at least 3 items that were traded on the Silk Road and where they were from . 3. The exchange of goods and ideas between cultures is called ____________. 4. What religion comes to China from India through the Silk Road? 5. A system in which you exchange goods for other goods is called a __________. 6. The Silk Road started during the _________ Dynasty. 7. What 2 advances did the Han create that made farming easier?

15 Homework Reminders Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow 11/5
Chinese Dynasties Project due 11/6 or 11/8 Do not forget about the 3.15 day 11/7

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