East Asia And Its Historic Tradition
East Asia And Its Historic Tradition HIST 24000
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HIS 240 East Asia and Its Historical Tradition Fall Semester 2011 MIDTERM STUDY GUIDE The exam will require you to write one essay 50 Below is a list ofthree essay questions I will select two from this list for the exam and then ask you to choose one of the two Since the establishment of the Qin dynasty 7 China s first imperial dynasty 7 in 221 BCE Chinese dynasties without exception had followed the pattern of the rise and fall In the time of ascendance the dynasty enjoys political stability economic growth and military prowess the opposite often occurs when a dynasty is on its way downward Each dynasty however rose and fell in different ways Explain the fall of the Ming Dynasty Many Chinese dynasties embraced Confucianism as a state ideology In fact since the Ming dynasty Confucianism assumed its supreme position as the state orthodox Explain how the persistence of Confucianism as a state ideology shaped China s elite scholarofficial class In traditional Chinese historiography Tang China 618907 has been considered one of the highpoints in Chinese history politically and culturally while the Song China 9601276 paled in comparison Do you agree with this interpretation You may focus on a few aspects of these periods to explain your answer The exam will require you to write short answers to ve identification questions 10 each Iwill select eight from the list of thirty terms below for the exam and you can then choose any ve of the eight Your answers need to identify each term who what where when and suggest its historical importance An Lushan rebellion Analects ancestor worship civil service examination Zhuangzi Dunhuang mandate of heaven Buddhism Han Wudi hundred Schools ofthoughts Li Bai Han Feizi Yongle Emperor Lijia system oracle bones Qin shi huangdi sinicization Zheng He Yellow River Valley silk road tributary system Ming system oflineages Junzi filial piety Tang cosmopolitism Uighur Wang Yangming Wu Zetian Empress Wu Khubilai Wang Anshi
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