EAS103H1 Lecture #2

EAS103H1 Lecture #2 - EAS103H1- Sep 20/10 - - - - - - War...

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EAS103H1- Sep 20/10 - War and Statecraft o The rise of a ‘hundred schools of thoughts’ - Chinese history in a nutshell o According to an eminent British historian at ‘Forget the kings and officials, what matters is that the Chinese used iron plows when the Europeans were still using wood but the Chinese were still using iron plows when the Europeans had o An alternative view! Ideas matter. Kings, officials, artists and - Western Zhou o Given 3 ideal kings, - Period of disorder o During the eastern Zhou ca, 600 BC o Plows invented instead of wooden sticks; surplus of selling grains, etc because easier to farm o Technology made some groups more powerful than others o 800s BC- Zhous vessles, etc started to fall apart (couldn’t get everyone to listen to them) - Behind the Political Disorder o Economic, technologies advances - Confucius o Tells the superior man (not necessarily stronger, or smarter) to cultivate himself, and become a role model for others o Superior man can be anybody
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EAS103H1 Lecture #2 - EAS103H1- Sep 20/10 - - - - - - War...

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