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China%20-%20Qin%20to%20Ming - China Part II Qin through...

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China Part II Qin through Ming Dynasties
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Review of Ancient China Shang Dynasty 1700 – 1100 BCE Yellow River basin Agricultural base (wheat) Isolated Hierarchical Family emphasis Intellectual emphasis Educated elites Writing system Bronze work Polytheistic religion (lower classes)
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Review of Ancient China Zhou Dynasty 1100 – 400 BCE Mandate of heaven Beginning bureaucracy Innovation Horse harness Iron-tipped plow Literature History Poetry Calligraphy Iron work Develops along feudalistic lines
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Review of Ancient China Zhou Dynasty 1100 – 400 BCE Confucius Relationships Family metaphor Gentility, courtesy and service by elites Mandarins Daoism – harmony with nature, meditation Legalism – mistrust of human nature Era of warring states 400 – 221 BCE
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Qin Dynasty 221 BCE – 206 BCE Emperor Shih huang-di Legalistic Confucius out Administrative organization Standardization Expansion of empire Cruelty breeds rebellion
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202 BCE – 220 CE Founded by commoner – Liu Bang Reforms of Qin structure
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