10-2 The Fall of the Han

10-2 The Fall of the Han - Greg J. Gallagher 2 October 2006...

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Greg J. Gallagher 2 October 2006 The fall of the Han, The “Period of Disunity” 1) The Fall of the Han—Social Pressures Boil Over a) Millenarian Groups and Peasant Rebellions: i) The Yellow Turbans (1) Located around Shandong (2) Develop own belief system (a) Take old myths about origin and mix it with Daoist beliefs (b) Believe in magic (c) Had over 350,000 armed followers (i) Good at controlling land (3) Two day long ceremonies (a) Orgies (b) Be in trance, talk to ancestors (c) Music was important ii) The Celestial Masters (1) Control modern day Sichuan province area (2) Start developing gods (a) A celestial bureaucracy (b) Different levels of heaven/deities (3) People join because it provides them with something they need in life… something to believe in iii) Growing status differentiation—disdain for peasants (1) Wealthy, literate, writing against peasants b) Patterns for Future Peasant Unrest 2) The Failure of the Han synthesis a) Intellectual efforts to solve the ills of the day—embrace of Daoism
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10-2 The Fall of the Han - Greg J. Gallagher 2 October 2006...

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