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CHINESE EMPIRES

Unit 1: 8000 BCE to 600 CE
ERA OF WARRING STATES
403-221 BCE
Turmoil & Warfare
3 philosophies to address the
problems
Confucianism
Daoism
Legalism
QIN DYNASTY (221-207BC)
Politics
Qin Shihuangdi
Centralized
bureaucracy
Administrative
provinces
*precedent for
centralized rule*
Society & Economy
Standardized units of measurement
Canals & Roads
Anti-Confucianism
QIN DYNASTY (221-207BC)
Great Wall
QIN DYNASTY (221-207BC)
Fall of the Qin
Shihuangdi died in
207 BCE
Revolts
New Dynasty
QIN DYNASTY (221-207BC)
Politics
Liu Bang
Centralized rule
Strong bureaucracy
Less Legalism
HAN DYNASTY(206 BCE-220 CE)
Politics
Wu Di (141-87 BCE)
Absolute control
Expansion
HAN DYNASTY(206 BCE-220 CE)
Society & Economy
Agriculture
Iron Metallurgy
Silk Roads
Tributary System
HAN DYNASTY(206 BCE-220 CE)
HAN DYNASTY(206 BCE-220 CE)
SILK ROADS
Expansion
HAN DYNASTY(206 BCE-220 CE)
Decline & Fall of the Han
Wang Mang
Civil strife
War
Taxation
HAN DYNASTY(206 BCE-220 CE)
DAILY LIFE & CULTURE IN
ANCIENT CHINA
Unit 1: 8000 BCE to 600 CE
DAILY LIFE IN ANCIENT CHINA
Role of the Family
Lifestyles
Cities
Role of Women
ROLE OF THE FAMILY
Ancestor veneration
Filial piety
ROLE OF THE FAMILY
SON FATHER
WIFE HUSBAND
YOUNGER BROTHER OLDER BROTHER
SUBJECTS KING
FRIEND FRIEND
LIFESTYLES
Tile & Brick houses
Little furniture
Millet, rice, barley,
soybeans, etc.
Ale
CITIES
Regional markets
Manufacturing centers
Wall & Moat
Ritual ceremonies
ROLE OF WOMEN
Subservient
Raised children &
worked in the home
Could not own
property
METALWORK & SCULPTURE
Bronze-Casting
Terra-Cotta Army
LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
Ideographic
Pictographic
Standardized by
the Qin
MUSIC
Flutes, bells, chimes,
drums
Ceremony to
entertainment
Popular among
wealthy & poor