ChangMMW2OutlineLectureSix2011 (1)

ChangMMW2OutlineLectureSix2011 (1) - Outline Lecture SixThe...

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Outline Lecture Six—The Early Formation of a Chinese Identity Key Focus: 1) What factors contributed to the definition of a distinct Chinese identity? 2) What conditions contributed to the trend towards political centralization and cultural coherence? I) The Early “Dynasties” a) Timeline and Key Cities i) Xia (Hsia) (22 nd to 18 th BCE)—Erlitou ii) Shang (18 th to 11 th )—Anyang iii) Western Zhou (Chou) (11 th to 8 th )—Haojing 鎬京 (Xi’an) iv) Eastern Zhou (8 th to 3 rd )—Luoyang (1) Spring and Autumn (8 th to 5 th ) (2) Warring States (5 th to 3 rd ) b) Problem of the term “dynasties” i) Slow trend towards cultural consolidation and political centralization II) The Importance of Geography a) The Formation of a Cultural Identity i) “Zhong Guo” or “Middle Kingdom” (1) Sinocentrism ii) Geographical Determinism (1) China as an insulated, distinct region (see maps) (2) The Isohyet Line (a) Division of nomads and agriculturalists (b) Need for coordinated defense against nomads
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course MMW 2 taught by Professor Chang during the Winter '08 term at UCSD.

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