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  • 1. IMPERIAL DYNASTIES IN CHINA
  • 2.
    • Shang Dynasty (1650 – 1027 BCE
    • a. supervised flood control projects
    • b. developed form of writing
    • ideographs
    • c. developed an accurate calendar
  • 3. 2. Zhou Dynasty (“Joe”) 1027- 256 BCE
    • a. Mandate of Heaven- divine right to rule
    • b. Philosophies of Confucianism, Legalism and Daoism developed
    • c. Economy grew (because of iron) population grew
    • d. Broke into warring states
  • 4. 3. Qin Dynasty (“Cheeng”) 221 BCE
    • a. believed in Legalist principles
    • b. united China
    • c. built Great Wall
  • 5. 4. Han Dynasty 206 BCE – 220 CE
    • a. Civil Service Exam based on Confucian ideas
    • b. achievements in medicine (acupuncture), science and agriculture
    • c. overthrown by foreign invasions
  • 6. 5. Tang Dynasty 618 -907 CE
    • a. spread Chinese culture
  • 7. 6. Song Dynasty (Sung) 960- 1279 CE
    • a. China experienced a “Golden Age”
    • b. Stable government
    • c. rich culture flourished
    • d. Silk Road established
    • - trade route between China and Fertile
    • Crescent
    • - many ideas and goods transported
    • - 4,000 miles of harsh terrain
  • 8. 7. Yuan Dynasty (Mongol) 1279 -1368 CE
    • a. Kublai Khan (non-Chinese) ruled China
    • b. Marco Polo visited China and stimulated
    • European interest in Chinese products.