The History of East & SE Asia. A new dynasty comes to power. The emperor reforms the govt. & makes it more efficient. Start here . Emperor is defeated !!. Lives of common people improved; taxes reduced; farming encouraged. The Dynastic Cycle.
East & SE
A new dynasty comes to power.
The emperorreforms the govt.& makes it moreefficient.
Emperor isdefeated !!
Lives of common people improved;taxes reduced;farming encouraged.
Rebel bands findstrong leader whounites them.Attack the emperor.
Problems begin(extensive wars,invasions, etc.)
Poor loserespect for govt.They join rebels& attack landlords.
Taxes increase;men forced towork for army.Farming neglected.
Govt. increasesspending; corruption.
The Evolution of ChineseWriting during the Shang
Shang: 1700’s-1100’s BCE
Irrigation Systems, Calendar (fairly accurate)
Qin (Ch’in): 200’s BCE
1st Imperial dynasty, expanded into E China, ordered “Great Wall” built as protection.
Han: 202 BC – AD 220
strengthened military power
Mongols overthrew the Sung around 1200, ruled until 1279 when the Chinese rebelled.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mongol_Empire_map.gif Mongol expansion map
After China drove the Mongols out, China limited outside influence , forbade foreign trade.
Pro-democracy reform movement.
Result: Martial Law in China