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Transcript of Qin Dynasty
Within your table group, create a list of responses you came up with for the backside of the assignment.
Qin Shi Huangdi - "first emperor of Qin"
Ruled from 221-210 BCE
Period of Warring States
230-221 bloody conquest
Hostile takeover & unified China
Unified China by unifying culture
Emphasized head of the state (vs. family)
No criticizing emperor
Burned all philosophical books - Confucian works & even buried scholars alive
Unified China - conquering other states
Centralized imperial rule (ignored nobility) - administrative districts
Public works projects (Wall - protect from Xiongnu & Terra Cotta Warriors)
Qin Shi Huangdi
End of Qin
After death in 210 BCE, son took over control
Court eunuchs convinced older to commit suicide and younger son took control
Maintain positions - rule via younger son
Later conquered by Liu Bang (Han)
Qin Shi Huangdi
Royal food testers
Obsessed with immortality
Elixir of life
Tomb - Terra Cotta Warriors
Review together quotes and responses.