Chinese Hist Lecture 4 - Warring States period(late Zhou...

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Warring States period (late Zhou dynasty) Qin dynasty 221-207 BC Destruction of feudal social order centralization and standardization Anti-Intellectualism Han dynasty 206 BC - 220 AD Confucianism becomes state orthodoxy Terms Xianyang (capital of Qin, located near present day Xian) Legalism Li Si, Died 208 BC Qin Shi Huangdi (means: first emporer of Qin), lived from 260-210 BC and ruled as emporer of Qin from 221-210 BC (he was known as King Zheng prior to Qin's defeat of rivals) Great Wall Terracotta army Sima Qian (the grand historian) 145-90 BC Chang'an (present day Xian) Xiang Yu Liu Bang (becomes "Han Gaozu", progenitor of the Han, or founding emporer of Han) Han Wudi, r. 141-87 BC Taixue (highest school - Qin state enshrined legalism in their culture and government - the Qin were the ones to finally unify china even more so than it had been in the past. - Xianyang is the capital of the Qin state - the Qin had geographical advantages. they had mountains on the border and only a small pass that entered into their land. this allowed them to develop a
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