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History 11A Fall 2007 Midterm Examination Answer one of the following essay questions. Please write on only one side of the page in the blue books. 1. In what sense was the concept of kingship in the Shang dynasty “charismatic”? Would you agree that the political authority of the early Zhou kings and the Han emperors also was based on charisma? Why or why not? 2. Explain how control over technology and economic resources enhanced the power
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Unformatted text preview: of the state in each of the following periods: (1) Shang; (2) Warring States; and (3) Han dynasty. 3. Compare the relative importance of family and kinship relations in acquiring and maintaining political, social, and economic power in each of the following periods: (1) early Zhou dynasty; (2) Qin dynasty; and (3) Han dynasty....
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