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September 17 - CHINESE CIV LECTURE Wed Zhou Dynasty Warring...

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CHINESE CIV LECTURE Wed 9/17/08 Zhou Dynasty Warring States period map Qin Expansion (221-206 BC) - reorganizing society - bureauocracy Unification and Standardization - centralization: rotation & avoidance - units of measurements - script - public works Qin state: - Organization: 5-10 units of households county government - household registration records - for purpose of military (drafted when aged/height right) good military - collect taxes - good organization = Qin state defeated other 6 kingdoms First Emperor – named himself emperor - Qin Shi Huangdi 221-209 BC - Ch’in “china” -childhood not happy -untrusting character - not born in Qin -succeeded father -Legalist principles powerful fighting machine QIN EMPIRE - divided territories into commandaries – each commandary divided into county -3 officials in counties vs. just one magistrate -3 rd official – check and report to emperor to make sure regulations and rule followed -division of labor in government -rotation – to prevent concentration of local power – officials rotated every several years relocated to another county -principle of avoidance
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2009 for the course EALAC 2359 taught by Professor Luliu during the Fall '08 term at Columbia.

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