HIS 1001 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Emperor Gaozu Of Han, Shang Yang, Emperor Wu Of Han

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The emergence of philosophical ideas during the period of division: confucianism, daoism, and. Uni cation of china by the qin state in 221 bce. The glorious han empire (202bce-220 ce) and the expansion of china into central asia. Peking man: evidence of early hominid in china. Yangshao culture: neolithic society around the yellow river. Shang dynasty: use of bronze, oracle bones, ancestry worship, writing system, use of chariots, human sacri ce. Zhou dynasty: mandate of heaven, decentralized form of government. Chapter 8 covers the second half of the zhou dynasty, starting around 771 bce, marked by political disorder, to the collapse of the han dynasty in 220 ce. Returned home a failure, died soon thereafter. Teachings: analects (complied by his students in the form of dialogue) Examples of sages: yao (benevolent, kindhearted, shun ( lial child), and yu (controller of the. Argued human nature is good (we are born good, society makes us bad)

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