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WESTERN ZHOU TO EASTERN ZHOU The Dynasty when Confucius Lived
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STUDY ABROAD Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 2) on the Memorial Mall. The event will be a one-stop shop for students seeking information about studying abroad or finding internships in other countries.
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Beijing, photo by Purdue student. What picture will you take?
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This class has an Honors Section: all regular requirements, + project The first meeting of the honors section will be 6:00-7:00 p.m. today, UNIV 017 Some people are already registered in the Honors Section, and I have been in e-mail contact. If you want to be in the Honors Section, come today or let me know immediately. MORE INFORMATION? http://www.cla.purdue.edu/academics/honors/
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Eligibility Requirements Beginning students: SAT combined of 1800, or ACT composite of 26, or top 10% of high school class. New transfer students: Bring copy of transcript to the Honors office (BRNG 1172) for evaluation. Continuing students: Cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or better.
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ABOUT 1045 BCE, Zhou Dynasty replaced the Shang Dynasty Zhou period conceptualized as two halves. Western or early Zhou: 1045 BCE to 771 BCE, when Zhou kings actually ruled.
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Eastern Zhou Eastern Zhou: 771 BCE to 256 BCE, Zhou kings reigned, but weak in comparison to other rulers, who started calling themselves kings. Eastern Zhou also known as Spring and Autumn Annals Era, Warring States Period. Confucius, Mencius, etc.
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Map of Zhou Dynasty
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Who were these new rulers? Chinese-speaking rulers of their own state to the West of Shang, near modern Xi’an, in Wei River valley. Zhou state had pledged loyalty to Shang.
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Zhou state rose on edge of Chinese area Had direct contact with barbarians (Qiang, Tibetan- like). Less opportunity to indulge in the soft life.
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Zhou strength built on the technology of Shang Armies with chariots and brass fittings. Bronze vessels for religious rituals. Implies large-scale production. Large, walled cities as capitals.
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Zhou defeated Shang by military conquest; had superior military Good chariots Bronze fittings Bronze as good as Shang. Bronze swords
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Large chariots, drawn by four horses, bronze fittings, as here.
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Chariot Burial Pit from Western Zhou
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Archeology: technological level of Zhou initially no higher than Shang Had capital cities with stamped earth walls, N- S orientation. 6 capitals.
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2010 for the course MGMT 201 taught by Professor Rowe during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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