A.P. World History Chapter 7

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Warring States Period

covers the period from some time in the 5th century BC to the unification of China by the Qin Dynasty in 221 BC.

Qin Dynasty

the Chinese dynasty (from 246 BC to 206 BC) that established the first centralized imperial government and built much of the Great Wall

Qin Shi huangdi

First Emperor; only emperor of Qin Dynasty; legalist; abolished feudalism and established a bureaucracy; anti-religion; building of Great Wall and other public works

Legalism

In China, a political philosophy that emphasized the unruliness of human nature and justified state coercion and control. The Qin ruling class invoked it to validate the authoritarian nature of their regime. (p.52)

Daoism

philosophical system developed by of Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events

Han Dynasty

imperial dynasty that ruled China (most of the time) from 206 BC to 221 and expanded its boundaries and developed its bureaucracy

Liu Bang

the founder of the Han dynasty

Wudi

chineese empire from 140-86 b.c; brought the han dynasty to its peak; expanded the chinese empire; made confusionism the state religion

Yellow Turbans

Chinese Daoists who launched a revolt in 184 C.E., promising a golden age to be brought about by divine magic.

Tang Dynasty

dynasty often referred to as China's Golden age that reigned during 618 - 907 AD; China expands from Vietnam to Manchuria

Sui Dynasty

brought China together. Rules 30 years, build Grand Canal (dynasty)

Yellow Turbans

Chinese Daoists who launched a revolt in 184 C.E., promising a golden age to be brought about by divine magic.

Liu Bang

founder of Han dynasty

Wudi

chineese empire from 140-86 b.c; brought the han dynasty to its peak; expanded the chinese empire; made confusionism the state religion

Confucius

Chinese Philosopher

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