Chinese Political Culture

Chinese Political Culture - AN OUTLINE HISTORY OF THE...

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AN OUTLINE HISTORY OF THE CHINESE POLITICAL CULTURE A_ ANCIENT (“CLASSICAL”) POLITICAL CULTURE 1_ The “Golden Age” a_ Three Sovereigns Fu Xi (Fu Hsi [“Tamer of Oxen”]) Zhu Rong (Chu Jung [“Invoker of Heat”]) Shen Nong (Shen Nung [“Devine Farmer”]) b_ Five Emperors Of the “Five Emperors,” the Huang Di (Huang Ti [“Yellow Emperor”]) was more important for the Han/Hua rulers since the Yellow Emperor was said to have been the founding father of the Hanren or Huaren. c_ The Great Three Dynasties (San Da) (1) Xia [Hsia] Dynasty (2200-1700 BCE) (2) Shang Dynasty (1700-1100 BCE) (3) Zhou [Chou] Dynasty (1100-221 BCE) d_ Political Ideologies (1) Feudalism (Zhou) (2) Theocracy (Zhou) B_ TRADITIONAL (“IMPERIAL”) POLITICAL CULTURE 1_ Names of Powerful Dynasties Ethnic Character a_ Qin [Ch’in] Dynasty (221-206 BCE) Non-Han (“Barbarian”) b_ Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE) Han (or Hua) c_ Tang Dynasty (618-906) Han (or Hua) d_ Song [Sung] Dynasty (960-1280) Han (or Hua) e_ Yuan Dynasty (1280-1368) Non-Han (“Mongol Barbarian”) f_ Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) Han (or Hua) g_ Qing [Ch’ing] Dynasty (1644-1912) Non-Han (“Manchu Barbarian”) 2_ Political Ideologies a_ Legalism (Qin) b_ Confucianism (Han to Qing) C_ MODERN POLITICAL CULTURE 1_ Names of Government a_ Zhonghua 1 Minguo (official name of Taiwan: Republic of Zhonghua)
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