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Flashcards in Classical China Deck (17):
1

Yellow River

and Yangzi river, irrigation, domestication of animals, mostly farmers

2

Zhou

mandate of heaven, ancestral veneration, introduction of philosophies, Daoism, Confucianism, Legalism

3

Feudalism

granting land for military service, and in return protection

4

Period of Warring States

no one powerful enough to unify China, lots of fighting

5

Daoism

mentality of going with the flow of nature

6

Confucianism

people are naturally good and will choose the right thing

7

Filial Piety

loyalty and respect to your family, especially eldest male

8

Legalism

people are naturally bad and will choose the wrong thing

9

Mandate of Heaven

rulers tie themselves to the gods

10

Qin

strict rule, people unhappy, only lasted for little time

11

Qin Shi Huangdi/ Emperor Qin

uses Legalism to pull China out of POWS, harsh, makes people build Great Wall and terra cotta soldiers

12

Han

learn from past dynasties and use both Confucianism and Legalism, people happy, silk road LDT,

13

Silk Road

popular for land trade, connected China to places like Rome, East to West trade

14

Stirrups

allowed for soldiers to be able to use hands to fire weapons while fighting- not all focused on holding on to horse, military advancement

15

IOMS

Allowed for LDT on sea, Chinese junks created

16

Emperor Wu

Female empire, disliked because she was able to rule because in Buddhism all people equal, backlash on the religion and temples destroyed

17

Gentry

new merchant middle class