Ancient China(Ms. O)

Politics

Xia Dynasty

2200 bce

Yu the Great = founder

public works= flood relief (channels)

no arch. evidence 4 Yu (maybe mythical?)

Shang Dynasty rules

1700 bce - 1027 bce

Zhou Dynasty rules

1045 bce - 256 bce

King Wu
Mandate of Heaven
feudalism= wealth/power in LAND
king owns all land (dist. to loyal nobles)
cap. @ Chang'an

Spring and Autumn Period

771 bce - 481 bce

Warring States period

403 bce - 221 bce

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 Dynasty

256 bce - 206 bce

Prince Zheng renamed Qin Shihuangdi

221 bce

Book Burning & Executions

213 bce

Qin + Lisi -> burn books
C. scholars protest -> Q + L kill 'em
460 executed

Han Dynasty

206 bce - 220 ce

Emperor Wu Di rules

140 bce

Culture and Economy

1st section of Great Wall built

600 bce

Confucius

551 bce - 479 bce

Laozi (Lao-Tzu)

551 bce - 479 bce

Daoism

Hanfeizi (Legalism)

280 bce - 233 bce

Zhang Qiang travels west

138 bce

Ban Zhao

45 ce - 116 ce

sister to Ban Gu (32- 92 ce)
court historian

Ban Zhao completes 'Han Annals'
advisor 2 Empress Deng (regent 4 son)

paper invented

100

Buddhism travels to China

150

learned glassmaking

500

"The Tale of Mulan, the Maiden Chief" published

502 - 556

visit the following for an excerpt from the original:
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/556mulan.asp