ACCT 3031 Lecture Notes - Lecture 50: Qin Shi Huang, Pimiento, Sinicization

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Barbarians - someone who is not part of a civilization; a confederation of nomadic peoples living beyond the northwest frontier of ancient china; without civilizing influences. Legalism - a school of political thought that emerged during the qin and han dynasties. Sinicization - a process where non-han chinese societies come under the influence of dominant. Han chinese state and society (spread of chinese culture). Assimilation - to incorporate and absorb into surrounding environment; the process of adapting or adjusting to the culture of a group or nation, or the state of being so adapted. Short answered questions: emperor qin shi huangdi was the first emperor to unite china. He did this not only through force, but also by standardizing systems throughout the country such as currency, writing, weights and measurements. His policies were strict and many nobles and scholars disliked them. He put 460 scholars to death as a warning to those who considered opposing them.

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