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The Basics • Lasted from 221 to 206 BC • Used bureaucracy to form government • Emperor: Qin Shihuangdi • First centralized Chinese government
Basics Continued • Ended the Warring States Period in China • Home of the Terra-Cotta Warrior • Located in North-Eastern China • The Qin build the great wall of China
The Terra-Cotta Army • Modeled after the Qin Dynasty’s army • The Terra-Cotta Army is a group of stone statues • There are over 7,000 human statues, and about 4,000 stone horses. • Discovered in 1974 • In the yellow river valley • Created to show power
Religion • The Qin Emperor rejected Confucius thinking • Burned Confucius texts and writings • Taoism and Buddhism had not yet developed • The Qin Dynasty embraced a governmental philosophy called Legalism
Politics • Qin was in full development from 476 to 221 B.C. • Qin created a centralized bureaucratic government • The dynasty was broken into several states, Han, Zhao, Wei, Yan, Chu, and Qi. Each state used its own aristocratic system. 230-221 B.C.
The Downfall of Qin • Three assassination attempts upon emperor Qin • Qin died in 210 B.C. even though he was obsessed with life. • It fell in 207 B.C. defeated by Xiang Yu