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Pre-Modern World History Week 9 Notes

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Pre-Modern World History Week 9 Notes HIST-1111

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These notes cover week 9, March 9-11 of what we went over in class.
Pre-Mod World Civilization
Sandrine Catris
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Date Created: 03/13/16
Pre-Modern World History March 9-11 Week 9 Notes Wednesday:  The Qin Dynasty is the first Empire because the ruler called himself an Emperor instead of king.  The Zhou isn’t powerful anymore.  Xiongnu were a nomadic people and one of the Chinese’ worst enemies because of their strong military. Qin Dynasty  Qin state was born out of the 7 during the Warring States period.  They were breeders of horses and such for the Zhou Dynasty.  Ying Zheng was the king of Qin in 246 BC. o Brought devastation to the regions it conquered. o Claimed to believe he was the rightful successor to the Zhou dynasty. o Declared to be like the mythical yellow emperor in 221 BC.  Does this to exalt himself to legitimize his rule. o Used military and civilian government. o No rights for the people. o Forced labor and army. o Controlled by censorship: he burned all of the books and philosophies he didn’t like. He even killed people like the Confucians. o Created standardized weights, measures, currency, and Chinese characters. o Forced Qin orthodoxy: burned Confucian scholars alive —he was against Confucian ways. o Created road systems for trade and such, but by forced labor.  Legalism: You rule by fear with strict laws and punishment; group responsibility for individuals.  The Qin also sometimes desecrated ancestors to show ultimate punishment. He believed the people should not be educated in order to prevent revolution.  Economy: Agriculture expanded, farms replace royal manors, profit from surpluses, business and labor contracts, long-distance trade, merchant class and trade networks, government and trade tariffs. Han Dynasty  Emperor Wu claimed the Mandate of Heaven.  Everyone reports to central government.  Confucian orthodoxy, ideology, and legitimate rule.  Expanded on people’s welfare.  Goal to civilize locals who didn’t know propriety.  Confucian ideals became imperial doctrine. Although they “rejected” legalism, they still had laws and punishment, which is against Confucianism.  Focus on Astronomy and learning the future from the stars.  Pax Sinica means Chinese peace and allows for trade between Chinese and Romans.  Salt was a state monopoly; an important source of revenue for the state. Friday: The Debate on Salt and Iron  The Confucians and the Legalists argue  Confucian Scholars: o Against equitable marketing o Want to abolish monopolies o Primary Occupation (farmers)—Sincere and humble o Secondary Occupation (merchants)—Greedy o Against the harsh laws of Qin state  Legalists: o Argue they need monopolies for defense against the Xiongnu people and to feed the people o Transportation of goods—equitable marketing o Without regulations, the merchants and state cannot prosper o Argue that equitable marketing prevents crime and corruption The Han Dynasty  Hierarchy of Society: Rich, Women (depends on class), Lower Classes (only taxpayers), Scholarly Gentry (employed as bureaucrats for the state).  Cannot completely control the officials.  The expansion of the region makes it harder to control.  The expansion of the empire: o Military Garrisons secure trade routes o Wu created an army of 250,000 o Xiongnu are used for military expansion o Pax Sinica is the time of peace o Expansion of the Great Wall o Soldiers settle the frontier: self-sustaining so that the government does not have to pay for them. But the farming doesn’t work well for the environment. o Oasis system trading routes Nomads and the Han Dynasty  Xiongnu and Yuezhi are nomadic people: the Han dynasty tries to get them to submit to them, but it doesn’t work out the way they thought. It is more of a symbiotic relationship and most of the time, the Han is paying more tribute to the Xiongnu. Sometimes the Han’s attempt to create allies with these nomadic people in times of war failed.  Sent ambassadors to record the people’s culture.  The more skin that showed, the less civilized people were believed to be.  Rome and Han expand—military contact through the Silk Road.  There was economic and agricultural instability during the last part of the Han dynasty.  There was a lot of change in the later part of the Han dynasty.  Buddhist Millenarian: “Millenarianism (also millenarism), from Latin mīllēnārius "containing a thousand", is the belief by a religious, social, or political group or movement in a coming major transformation of society, after which all things will be changed. Millenarianism is a concept or theme that exists in many cultures and religions.”


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