hist 022207 lecture 13

hist 022207 lecture 13 - Beyond the Mountains and Seas...

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Beyond the Mountains and Seas China, Rome, and the Silk Roads West was in more cultural development than china o Some things like war chariot diffused to china East: people out west were strange, not civilized West: people of the east were strange, not civilized The Xiongnu horse riding, nomadic pastoralists [herding] culture and values o valued the young and not the old [opposite of Chinese] o shamanistic form of religion-nature touman and Maodun [r. 209-174 BC] o touman: chief of xiongnu, had son, second wife who gave him another son sent maodun as hostage, attacked, hoping they would kill Maodu “whistling arrow” to shoot at others, see if men followed The Qin and the Xiongnu taking of the ordos meng tian and the great wall Early Han Dealing with Xiongnu Han “troubles” at Pingcheng, 200 BC Heqin Treaty System, 198-135 BC Maodun drives out Yuezhi tribe, c. 180 BC Emporer Wu’s War with Xiongnu dynast went bankrupt and Xiongnu started weakening
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This note was uploaded on 10/06/2010 for the course HIST 2a taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '10 term at UC Merced.

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