Documents Readings 1.10 1.1, 1.2 Accounts of the Suzhou Riot- Final decades of the Ming dynasty throne relied on the eunuchs. Eunuchs became more and more corrupt. Sun Long (eunuch) abused his powers over silk workers. 1.1 Ge Xian was a silk weaver.
2.2, 2.3 Letters between Wu Sangui and Dorgon Letters between Wu Sangui and Dorgon- letters were critical turning point in China's history. Ming armies had to decide whether to stay loyal or go w/ a rebel group. Wu goes with the Manchus and defeats L
The Rise and Fall of the First Chinese State
Four-Class society of Shang Royal Clan divided into ten lineages Nobility, Clans of Descendants junior sons of the King will be nobility Multitude retainers, artisans, farmers Slaves captured in war; u
Prehistory and Shanghai Civilization Peking Man Group of 40 skeletons, discovered in 1921 At the time, one of the earliest known ancestors of human race, dated to 500000 BCE (now dated to as early as 1 million BCE) Now recognized as a species of hom