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Arts and Humanities
Ancient China Quiz 1
Early China and the Zhou Dynasty
Terms in this set (20)
a hard gemstone
people of high rank
farmers with small farms
The teachings of Confucius
stressed living in harmony with the Dao, the guiding force of all reality
the belief that people were bad by nature and needed to be controlled
China's two major rivers
Huang He and Chiang Jang
The other names for China's two rivers
Yellow River and Yangzi
The two major factors of early China's geography that impacted its development
Rivers flooding and natural barriers
What made China's river valleys ideal for farming?
the fertile soil along the river banks
The political order used by the Zhou kings to rule distant lands.
Kings gave nobles land for loyalty. Nobles gave peasants land for work
Why did many of the teachings of Confucius focus on the family?
He believed the family was the moral center of society and that moral leadership is what China needed
What are two aspects of Daosim?
Focus on balance with nature and the best rulers are those who rule the least
What are two aspects of Legalism?
People are naturally selfish and society requires strict laws and harsh punishments
It is both a philosophy and a religion.
How much distance does China cover?
Nearly 4 million square miles
When did the Shang dynasty arise?
In the 1500's BCE
Dug drainage channels to the ocean.
Yu the Great
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