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Making of Chinese Empires 27/01/2011 12:00:00 Qin Empire Short lived, only existed for 15 years before overthrown by rebellion o Why? Harsh policy. (e.g. deadlines for arriving at the great wall  construction, if not there on time beheaded) Mausoleum took 36 years to construct, pearls and mercury inside. Terra  Cotta Soldiers o Each one unique and extremely detailed Consolidation of Empire o Centralized bureaucracy Divide empire into provinces, suppress opposition o Ideological control-burning books; burying alive 460 scholars Opposition tried to pursuade emperor to revive feudal system. Banns Confucius and all philosophy except one (Legalism? Use  of government law, codes, and punishments rather than moral  teachings to control people) o Standardization of weights, measures, coinage, and scripts o Construction of road networks o Construction of the Great Wall
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2011 for the course HIS 39930 taught by Professor Ming during the Spring '09 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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