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Qin Dynasty

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Steph Gorges

on 23 September 2013

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Transcript of Qin Dynasty

Group Discussions:
Within your table group, create a list of responses you came up with for the backside of the assignment.


Background:
Qin Dynasty
Qin Shi Huangdi - "first emperor of Qin"
Ruled from 221-210 BCE
Qin Dynasty
Period of Warring States

230-221 bloody conquest
Hostile takeover & unified China
LEGALIST
Unified China by unifying culture
Currency
Weights
Chinese script
Roads
Achievements
Legalist Policies:
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
Executed critics
Paranoid
Royal food testers
Stayed inside
Obsessed with immortality
Elixir of life
Tomb - Terra Cotta Warriors
Review Answers:
Review together quotes and responses.
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