Hist 022707 lecture 14

Hist 022707 lecture 14 - Hist Lec 022707 Building the...

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Hist Lec. 022707 Building the Chinese Empire and Exploring the “others” Jing Ke the Assassin End of Warring states period, c. 227 BC Qin rapidly annihilating other states one by one Ruler of another state, fearing that Qin may soon become unstoppable, hires an assassin, JING Ke, to kill the King of Qin In order to get a meeting with the king of Qin, JING Ke pretends to be an envoy surrendering on behalf of his ruler; he brings with him 2 trophies-a map of the territories to be surrendered to the Qin and the head of a former Qin general who had defected -assasin hid a dagger in a roller [roller with text of a map] -failed killing the king, but still became a hero [tyrant] Legacy of the First Emporer abolished old nobility and territories divided into administrative units under central control created bureaucratic empire legalist principles standardization of currency, weights and measures, and writing scripts abolishment of old nobility and territories divided into administrative units under central
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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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