Lect.%2009%20-%20Han%20Dynasty-1

Lect.%2009%20-%20Han%20Dynasty-1 - The Han Dynasty (202 BCE...

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The Han Dynasty (202 BCE - 220 CE)
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Han Dynasty Rebels oust Qin Return to warring states Han emerge victorious Classical Chinese civilization Model for future regimes
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Goals Create a single, unified empire One central government Emperor whose legitimacy and power could not be challenged
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Legacy of Qin Universalism and Standardization Need for effective government Failure of Qin Legitimacy - religious and intellectual Moral values
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Legitimizing Power Combined religious and intellectual philosophy Idea of Empire had moral value Imperial service compatible with ethical values
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Theories of Sovereignty Humans are not animals, need to group together for protection Need a ruler to help guide civilization toward harmony and prosperity
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Theories of Sovereignty Heaven’s orders = destiny Human nature only fulfilled by example and precept Desires and emotions only controlled by regulation 1. Emperor: only one capable of
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 110 taught by Professor Bunk during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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