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Lecture 16: The First Emperor of the Qin: The Creation of the Chinese Empire
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Time Line #1: The Rise of Qin 259 BCE- Birth of Ying Zheng, the future ‘First Emperor of Qin’ 247 BCE- King Zhuang Xiang dies; his son Ying Zheng succeeds to the throne with a regent. The building of a mausoleum of King Ying Zheng begins. 238 BCE- King Ying Zheng takes over the reins of the state and suppresses the rebellion of the nobles. 230 BCE- King of Han offers to submit to Qin. 228 BCE- Qin conquers Zhao. 226 BCE- Qin conquers Yan. 225 BCE- Qin conquers Wei. 224 BCE- Qin conquers Chu. 221 BCE- Qin conquers Qi. The unification of China. King Ying Zheng declares himself ‘First August Emperor of the Qin’ (Qin Shi Huangdi) Standardization of Chinese characters, currency, weights, and measurements.
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Time Line #2: The Fall of Qin 220 BCE- The first imperial tour of inspection, to west China. 219 BCE- The second imperial tour of inspection, to east China. 218 BCE- The third imperial tour of inspection, to east China. First attempted assassination of Qin Shi Huangdi. 216 BCE- Second attempted assassination of Qin Shi Huangdi.
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2010 for the course ASIAN 361 taught by Professor Shuen-fulin during the Fall '09 term at University of Michigan.

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