Notes World Civilizations Pastoral Societies
Pastoral societies domesticated animals and raised them for food in pastures.
Developed where there was not enough rainfall to grow crops.
Were usually nomadic, moving on
Notes World Civilizations Major Transformations in Human Society
Hunting and Gathering Societies
Hunting and gathering societies relied on readily available plants and hunted
game for their subsistence.
These societies were:
Small (about 40 members)
Notes World Civilizations Daoism
A contemporary of Confucius was a teacher named Laozi.
Most of what we know about Laozi is so heavily mixed with legend, that it is
difficult to know what is true, and what is myth.
Reject Material Things
Notes World Civilizations Isolated from Rest of the World
Isolated from Rest of the World
Because of its location amidst high mountains and surrounded on many sides by
water, China was isolated from much of the rest of the world.
As their civilization f
Notes World Civilizations Centralization of Authority
Centralization of Authority
Qin Shihuangdi again reorganized the affairs of China.
Instead of a system of nobleman, Qin wanted everything to be under his direct
authority and control.
Notes World Civilizations Ancient Chinese Civilization
Four Thousand Years of Civilization
Chinese civilization extends backwards in history in an unbroken chain for nearly
four thousand years.
Throughout this time, the Chinese people have been instrume
Notes World Civilizations Expansion of Trade
Expansion of Trade
The silk road would become instrumental in the development and expansion of
and the accumulation of wealth in both China and Rome
as well as in Egypt and other nations.
Notes World Civilizations Zhou Expansion
The Zhou set up a new economy, rearranging the affairs of the kingdom.
As they did so, the borders of their kingdom swelled, and they were able to
maintain control over the people they conquered ef
Notes World Civilizations The Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution involved a dramatic change in
the nature of production:
Machines replaced tools
Steam and other energy sources replaced human or animal power
Notes World Civilizations Religion In China
Religion In China
The religious history of China is complex, and has evolved over the centuries.
Deeply interwoven into their beliefs is the worship of their ancestors.
The Chinese believed that the spirits o