historical patterns

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Historical Patterns
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“Dynastic Cycle” Dynasties in Imperial China Xia (21th-17th C. BC) Shang (17th-11th C. BC) W. Zhou (11 th C.-256 BC) E. Zhou (Warring States, 475-221 BC) Qin (221-206 BC) Han (206 BC-AD 220) Three Kingdoms (220-280) Sui (581-618) Tang (618-907) Five Dynasties (907-960) N. Song (960-1127) S. Song (1127-1279) Yuan (1206-1368) Ming (1368-1644) Qing (1616-1911)
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Stage 1: land reclamation; light taxation; efficient government Stage 2: population growth; economic expansion; urbanization Stage 3: expanded government; land concentration; increased tax burden Stage 4: government corruption and inefficiency; dislocation of the landless; social instability; rebellion/foreign invasion; economy devastated; population wiped out “Dynastic Cycle”
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Implications? “Revolution” (geming) as a tradition “Mandate of Heaven” (tianming): source of legitimacy The Communist Revolution and the People’s Republic “Dynastic Cycle”
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2011 for the course CHEM 51615 taught by Professor Fatima during the Spring '11 term at University of Texas.

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