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Qin & Han Dynasties. 202 B.C.E.—220 C.E. Qin Dynasty laid foundation for Han Standardized but corrupt!. Qin & Han unify China. Establish centralized empire Therefore Imperial system. Qin Emperor Qin Shih Huangdi standardizes all possible:. The Great Wall Weights & measures Laws Money

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Qin han dynasties

Qin & Han Dynasties

  • 202 B.C.E.—220 C.E.

  • Qin Dynasty laid foundation for Han

    • Standardized but corrupt!

Dr Jessica Stowell OU Confucius Institute


Qin han unify china

Qin & Han unify China

  • Establish centralized empire

    • Therefore Imperial system

Dr Jessica Stowell OU Confucius Institute


Qin emperor qin shih huangdi standardizes all possible

Qin Emperor Qin Shih Huangdi standardizes all possible:

  • The Great Wall

  • Weights & measures

  • Laws

  • Money

  • Thought

Dr Jessica Stowell OU Confucius Institute


Qin shi huang di had terra cotta army built for his tomb

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsUE-ZtcUFg&feature=related

Qin Shi Huang Di had Terra Cotta Army built for his tomb.

Dr Jessica Stowell OU Confucius Institute


Qin chin mistakes

Qin (Chin) mistakes

  • Burned books

  • Destroyed major fortifications of the states

  • Assassinated powerful leaders & scholars

  • Collected arms of the empire & melted arrowheads & spears to make 12 statues

  • Failed to rule with humanity—lost the Mandate of Heaven

Dr Jessica Stowell OU Confucius Institute


Peasant uprisings ended rule of qin dynasty

Peasant uprisings ended rule of Qin Dynasty

  • Han & Roman Empires were simultaneous

  • Traded through Silk Road

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4rmq7803pY&feature=related end of the emperor

Dr Jessica Stowell OU Confucius Institute


Symbols of han dynasty

Symbols of Han Dynasty

  • Inventions

    • Paper

    • Porcelain

  • Confucian education system

    • University established 124 BCE

Dr Jessica Stowell OU Confucius Institute


Han organizing principles

Han Organizing Principles

  • Heaven, earth, man form eternal trinity

  • Economic welfare is basis of popular morality

  • Government must provide peace & prosperity, & education

    • Moral education through rites, music & literature

Dr Jessica Stowell OU Confucius Institute


Concept of imperial power

Concept of Imperial Power

  • Emperor is a moral agent

    • Rep. of hierarchical order of mankind

    • A reflection of the order of the universe

    • Responsible for keeping mankind in harmony

      • Does this through moral suasion

      • Sets a moral example

    • Goodness & virtue given embodiment in rites & music

Dr Jessica Stowell OU Confucius Institute


Music

Music

Produced by tones based upon response of human heart to external things

Music & gov’t directly related

Contentment=broad & slow

Joy=ebullient & free

Music of well run state is peaceful & joyous

Country in confusion full of resentment & anger=protest music

Dying country=mournful & pensive

Dr Jessica Stowell OU Confucius Institute


Music comes from within rites comes from without

Music comes from within Rites comes from without

Great music must be easy

Great rites simple

Music induces an end to anger

Rites an end to strife

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYv3K5SNC0k

Dr Jessica Stowell OU Confucius Institute


Feng shui

Feng Shui

Chinese art of placement to establish balance

Geomancy—for grave placement

Propitious sites are on south facing slope with water at the base

Capitalizes on energy of the earth--qi

Belief that qi can be directed to benefit man

Dr Jessica Stowell OU Confucius Institute


Importance of axis

Importance of Axis

Palaces & cities built on NS axis

Must face south

Bad things come from north

Most important buildings are at far north

East West axis bisects city

Dr Jessica Stowell OU Confucius Institute


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