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Zhou Qin Han

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Alyssa Kerr

on 14 October 2016

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Transcript of Zhou Qin Han

Classical China
Economic
Political
Cultural
Social
Environmental
Zhou
Qin
Han
Zhou
Qin
Han
Zhou
Qin
Han
Qin
Zhou
Han
Zhou
Qin
Han
Shi Huangdi's insecurities
Xianyang
Legalism
Taxes
Mandate of Heaven
Regional Powers
Integration vs Unification
Warring States...
The Anti-Qin
Primacy of the people
Bureaucracy!
Concept of moral (or immoral) leadership
Reliance on record-keeping
Astronomy & math
Chaos! & Violence
Confucianism, Mohism, Daoism, Legalism
Standardization of writing
Paranoia
Suppression of opposition
The Wall
Education
Confucianism
The Golden Age - magnetic compass, paper
(Pax Sinica)
Princes lose power to bureaucracy
Imperial family & scholar-gentry
Elevation of the "peasant"
Merchants :(
Merchants :)
Peasants :(
Nobles untrustworthy
The rise of feudalism
Complex class system (based on job)
Use of the family structure (patrilinear)
Gender relations more strict/divisive
Self-sufficient manors
Focus on the market
Standard coins
Long-distance trade (roads!)
TAXES
Merchants lose independence
Bureaucratic control
State monopolies (salt, iron, wine)
Price controlled silk & Iron
Field rotation
Long canals & widespread irrigation
Controlling the floodplain
Access to natural resources increases
Deforestation, erosion, extinction
Efforts to increase cultivated land
"The state, the ruler, and the officials all depend on the people for their mandate"
Confrontations over the steppes
Agricultural land
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