Yu the Great = founder
public works= flood relief (channels)
no arch. evidence 4 Yu (maybe mythical?)
Mandate of Heaven
feudalism= wealth/power in LAND
king owns all land (dist. to loyal nobles)
cap. @ Chang'an
constant battles btwn powerful states
causes "Hundred Schools of Thought"
Dates for this vary
Most historians = the Spring and Autumn Period (Zhou Dynasty) = 722- 481 bce + Warring States = ~403-221bce.
Qin + Lisi -> burn books
C. scholars protest -> Q + L kill 'em
sister to Ban Gu (32- 92 ce)
Ban Zhao completes 'Han Annals'
advisor 2 Empress Deng (regent 4 son)
visit the following for an excerpt from the original: