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family, social structures, philosophies

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  • 1.
    • You are learning about the three main social classes of ancient China
    • You are learning what life was like during the Zhou dynasty
  • 2. Chinese Society Fill in the blank with the correct social class Aristocrats Peasant farmers Merchants Why was the wealthy merchant class on BOTTOM??
  • 3. LIFE IN ANCIENT CHINA Social classes- ppl who share a similar position in society 3 main social classes- rich land owners, poor farmers, merchants
  • 4. Life of an aristocratic
    • Large houses
    • Beautiful gardens
    • Fine furniture
    • Relied on farmers to grow crops
  • 5. Life of a farmer
    • 9/10 Chinese were farmers
    • Lived in simple homes
    • Farmers grew wheat, millet, and rice on aristocrat’s farmers
    • Farmers grew food for their family on a small plot of land
    • One month a year they helped with gov’t building projects
    • In war time farmers became soldiers
  • 6. Life of merchants
    • Shopkeepers, traders, and bankers
    • Lived in towns and provide goods and services
    • Very rich
    • Looked down on by other classes
  • 7. LIFE IN A CHINESE FAMILY
    • Why big families – everybody worked so more members would help you become wealthy
    • Filial piety- children respect their parents and elders
    • Role of Men- women obeyed men (even their sons)
    • Role of Women- raised children and took care of the house
  • 8. CHINESE THINKERS
    • Need for order and a peaceful society led to 3 major theories to create a peaceful society
    • Confucianism -
      • Confucius – China’s first great thinker and teacher
      • Duty- was important above all else
      • “ Golden Rule”- Do unto others …
      • Unpopular with aristocrats because Confucius felt ALL men with a talent to govern should be able to work in the government.
  • 9. China, Confucianism & Taoism (Daoism) United Streaming Clip
  • 10. Daoism
    • Laozi- “Old Master” founder
    • Dao De Jing- written text
    • Worldly desires- must give up these
    • Nature- the force that guides all things
    • Opposite of Confucianism because it called on people to give up their concerns about the world (working in gov’t) and seek inner peace.
  • 11. Legalism
    • Hanfeizi- scholar that founded Legalism
    • Believed people are Naturally evil – must have rules and harsh punishment to control them
    • Favored by aristocrats because it favored force and power

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