Early China Part II

Early China Part II - EarlyChinaContinued Zhou(1045770) o...

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Early China Continued Zhou (1045 – 770) o Mandate of Heaven o “well field system” o Confucius, Lao Tzu (Laozi), Shang Yang Warring states (480-221) o Sunzi (Sun-tzu) o King Zheng of Qin (r.246-) o Qin Shi Huangdi (r. 221-210) Han Dynasty (202 BCE-220 CE) Eastern Zhou or Spring and Autumn (770-480 BCE) Old capital was in native land, knew the people and system around them Now, removed from traditional source of power The capital might be safer, but the kings become weaker and weaker over  time o Decentralization o King is still there and important, but politically the area is much more  fragmented
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All little states don’t proclaim themselves as kings o King important as a figure with ritual power Growth of Cities o Made out of mud brick so they decay away and are built underneath  current cities Borders o Stake out territory around them o Sharp borders and divides between the cities o Evolving into mini states Technology o Iron  o Makes it possible to have more tools   more land   more population   more tools and weapons State power o Western Zhou was lineage and family based o This period, greater decrease in lineage based
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course HISTORY 2a taught by Professor Digeser during the Spring '10 term at UCSB.

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