45+Week+3+Lecture+2 - Zhou China, Cultures in Africa, South Asia

45+Week+3+Lecture+2 - Zhou China, Cultures in Africa, South Asia

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Unformatted text preview: IAS 45 Survey of World History Week 3 Lecture 2: Instructor: Joseph W.H. Lough Phone: 510.219.6569 • email: [email protected] Office Hours: Tues. 1-5 125 Stephens Hall GSIs: Rachel Brahinsky [email protected] Patrick Hazelton [email protected] Johntell Washington [email protected] Alternative Pathways and Ideas • During the first millennium B.C.E., societies on the edge of regional empires began to break from the dynastic regimes and forge their own paths – They experimented with new types of political and social organization – New ideas arose in these border societies Alternative Pathways and Ideas • societies on the edge of regional empires began to break from the dynastic regimes and forge their own paths – New ideas for warfare and expansion • Zhou China • Greece • Levant • Mexico Alternative Pathways and Ideas • Second-generation societies borrowed from older communities, but they also came up with dramatic innovations that set them apart – Competition in warfare – Battles over ideas produced political and social innovations – Bold thinkers often lived in these societies • Confucius in China • Buddha in Indus Valley Alternative Pathways and Ideas • innovations that set them apart – Bold thinkers often lived in these societies • Philosophers of the Greek city-states • The age of great ideas produced debate over what was best for humanity Eastern Zhou China (770-221 B.C.E.) • During the first millennium B.C.E. China saw political and cultural innovations – Looked to the past for ideas about governing • Stressed elaborate court protocol and rituals • Importance of hierarchy of authority in family and state • After fleeing invaders, the Zhou established their capital in Luoyang – Spring and Autumn period (770-481 B.C.E.) – Warring States period (403-221 B.C.E.) Eastern Zhou China (770-221 B.C.E.) • The spring and autumn Period – China was not politically unified-145 Zhou tributary states – Violence among states led to political and social changes • Regional states forged alliances and met for conferences under a ba (senior one) • New administrative units formed to conscript men for the army and collect taxes • Land ownership became merit based Eastern Zhou China (770-221 B.C.E.) • The spring and autumn Period – Violence among states led to political and social changes • Southern states of Chu, Wu, and Yue came to recognize Zhou culture – Central states served as a buffer zone between the large peripheral states and ended up swearing allegiance to the peripheral states Eastern Zhou China...
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