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QIN SHI HUANG
Transcript of QIN SHI HUANG
The Creation of China
Profile: Qin Shi Huangdi
"MOST IMPORTANT CHINESE RULER"
QIN SHI HUANGDI
7A- HISTORY (MISS PRASAD)
Significant or waste of time?
I believe Qin Shi Huangdi was VERY SIGNIFICANT.
Qin Shi Huangdi's achievement;
Uniting all seven states to form a nation
Rebuilt parts of the Great Wall Of China
Built the Lingqu Canal to join to sides across a river
Economy: current chinese currency
Construction: Began the building of the Great Wall of China
Qin Shi Huangdi was very important and without him, China, today, would be completely different.
During Qin Shi Huangdi's time, it was the beginning of the 'Warring Period
(475BC-221BC). The period before 'Spring and Autumn' (770BC-476BC). During that time, China split into seven smaller states (Han, Qin, Wei, Chu, Yan, Zhao and Qi).
State Qin was controlled by Qin Shi Huangdi and later took over all seven states, one at a time. In 221BC, Qin Shi united all states to form the county today known as China.
It was a brutal time for innocent residents, endless war. The only way to stop this war was to fall under Qin Shi Huangdi's power.
MOST POPULAR CHINESE RULER
QIN SHI HUANGDI
210BC (49 years old)
Became king, in 246BC, of State Qin.
Real name Zheng, changed his name to Qin Shi (meaning first emperor)
For uniting all seven states to form China and began the constructions of the Great Wall of China to improve trading
Built 8,000 terra cotta warriors to protect him in the after life including animals.
He was buried in the Terracotta Mausoleum along with his warriors.
Qin Shi Huangdi was born
Qin Shi Huangdi became king
Took over state Han after an earthquake
Took over state Wei
Conquered State Chu
Later, took control over state Yan and Zhao
Qi fell to Qin Shi, China became a country
Qin Shi Huangdi died
During 'Spring and Autumn' period, China split into seven smaller states; Han, Qin, Wei, Chu, Yan, Zhao and Qi.
In the continuing period, the Warring Period, Qin Shi Huangdi decided to take control over all states to form a powerful country under his control. It was a brutal period, with endless war. The only way to avoid this was to fall under Qin Shi's power.
Finally, in 221BC, China united. Their first emperor Qin Shi Huangdi.
January 14, 2012
This is a painting of Qin Shi Huangdi.
The tomb IN THIS PHOTO is a primary source.
These are the terracotte warriors outside of his tomb, they are to protect him.
The statue IN THIS PHOTO is a primary source
This is the staue outisde of Terracotta Mausoleum.
was named after Qin Shi Hunag.
Qin (pronounced 'Chin') was changed to form the word 'China'.
Becoming emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi killed all the other kings of the seven states and abolished their names.
Then a government was developed, not royals. 36 provinces.They were appointed by their king, Qin Shi Huangdi. There were two provinces, they were both in charge to look after the other one.
Later, the provinces were decreased to smaller districts
Qin Shi Hunagdi's Bad Reputation
Qin Shi Hunagdi's imporved, strengthened and unified China. He was not thought well by chinese scholars who followed traditional chinese culture and not the modern traditions he placed.
In the Qin dynasty, chinese scholars wanted the traditional chinese culture back in place, which cause confict between them and their king. Qin Shi Huangdi's decided to burn the ancient books and have 400 scholars killed as a warning.
He has a bad repuatation for his use of forced slave labour to construct many projects. In estimation, around 1 million died and were buried in the wall itself. He is also unpopular because he raised taxes to pay for his projects.
There were any assassentation attempt but were unseccessful. He died, however, from a natrual cause in 210BC. Afte his death he was overthrown by his people.