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Dynasties of China
Transcript of Dynasties of China
Dynasty: a line of rulers from the same family
The Qin Dynasty
After the Zhou dynasty, the Chinese entered a period called "The Warring States period".
Soon after, a strong leader name Shi Huangdi conquered these states and started the Qin (Chin) Dynasty
Shi Huangdi was a strict ruler, but he built the Great Wall, created a strong army, and controlled China
The Zhou Dynasty
When one dynasty falls, another soon takes its place
The Zhou (pronounced "Joe") conquered
the Shang in 1122
The Zhou ruled China
for about 1000 years!
China under the Zhou!
The Han Dynasty
The Qin Dynasty got weak after Shi Huangdi died
The next dynasty was called the Han
Han Emperors educated their people and had them work for the government
Many new ideas and technologies rose under the Han
The first civilization in China was known as the Shang Dynasty
Before the Shang, Chinese people lived in North China as nomads and hunter-gatherers.
Dynasties of China
Shi Huangdi killed people who spoke out against him. He believed in punishing bad behavior and killing protestors. He was strict, but China was very successful during his rule.
Han emperors valued education. They believed in a stable government of educated Chinese people who were rewarded for working hard.