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China's most famous scholar. Believed the key to happiness was a good education. Believed that society could be made fair and good.
Shinhuangdi used legalism to rule his kingdom
Strict system of rewards and government. No one could criticize what he did. Government began to make greater demands on people.
Changes of the Qin dynasty
Built a strong army, soldiers were able to protect and expand the empire. Divided the empire into 36 provinces which weakened the local government.
How education was shown to be important in Chinese dynasties.
Excellent students were sent to the best schools and the smartest students earned jobs as government workers or teachers.
Han Dynasty advances in technology
Invented paper, built a silk making industry, invented the wheelbarrow, and built a machine so they would know when earthquakes are coming.