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The Qin and Han Dynasties. Roundtable. Roundtable Guidelines. When it is your turn to read your answer, r-e-a-d s-l-o-w-l-y! You may have to repeat your answer. Spell out names. If you are not reading, YOU ARE LISTENING! You will be sent to Siberia if you cannot follow this rule.

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roundtable guidelines
Roundtable Guidelines

When it is your turn to read your answer, r-e-a-d s-l-o-w-l-y! You may have to repeat your answer.

Spell out names.

If you are not reading, YOU ARE LISTENING!You will be sent to Siberia if you cannot follow this rule.

No rude interruptions.

confucius and the social order
Confucius and the Social Order
  • 5 Basic Relationships:
    • Ruler & Subject
    • Father & Son
    • Husband & Wife
    • Older Brother & Younger Brother
    • Friend & Friend
chinese ethical systems
Chinese Ethical Systems
  • Daoism
    • The natural order is more important than the social order
    • A universal force guides all things
    • Human beings should live simply and in harmony with nature
  • Legalism
    • A highly efficient and powerful government is the key to social order
    • Punishments are useful to maintain social order
    • Thinkers and their ideas should be strictly controlled by the government
shi huangdi
Shi Huangdi
  • First Emperor
  • Used Legalism because he wanted to control ideas so he could have unlimited power
  • Murdered Confucius thinkers
  • Built Great Wall
  • Terra Cotta Statues guarded his tomb
social advances under shi huangdi
Social Advances under Shi Huangdi

Highway of 4,000 miles of roads

Set standards for writing, currency, and weights and measurements

Standards for vehicle wheel axels so wheels could fit in ruts on roads

fall of shi huangdi
Fall of Shi Huangdi

Over worked the people on the Great Wall and his tomb

Very Paranoid of assassination attempts

Apparently died from mercury pills

Peasants rebelled just two years after 2nd Emperor took power

Began the Han Dynasty

fall of the han
Fall of the Han

First Han was overthrown by Wang Mang

Wang Mang was assassinated

New Han Dynasty started by member of old imperial family

Social, political, and economic weaknesses of the 2nd Han led to downfall

Disintegrated into 3 rival kingdoms