China between the Shang and Han Dynasties

China between the Shang and Han Dynasties - Humanities 1914...

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Humanities 1914 Explorations in Traditional Asian Cultures China between the Shang and Han Dynasties I. Zhou (1050-256 B.C.E.) A. Western ("Later Bronze Age"), 1050-771 B.C.E. Capital in the west 1. Begin pattern of nomadic groups becoming " sinicized " (later repeated by Mongols and Manchus) Barbarian Adapt Chinese way of live and its government 2. Establish " Mandate of Heaven " (later expounded by Confucianists) Invented later on but historians say that it is invented by the Zhou to justify why they should rule. It gives right to other people to rebel and take over. It is also been use in modern time. B. Eastern ("Iron Age"), 771-256 B.C.E. Capital in the east. 1. Spring and Autumn Era (before 476 B.C.E.) Period of warfare, and political chaos. 2. Era of Warring States (476-221 B.C.E.) a. Setting for development of "Hundred Schools of Philosophy": included Militarist/Strategist School (e.g., Sunzi's Art of War ), Yin and Yang and the Five
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