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Confucius and the Social Order
• Zhou Dynasty
– Lasted 1027 B.C. to 256 B.C.
– Ancient values decline near end of dynasty
• Confucius Urges Harmony
– End of _______ Dynasty is time of ___________
– Scholar Confucius wants to restore order, harmony, good
– Stresses developing good ____________, including family
– Promotes ___________________– respect for parents
and ancestors
– Hopes to __________________ society by promoting
good ______________________
• Confucian Ideas About Government
– Thinks education can transform people
– Teachings become foundation for ______________, a
trained civil service
– Confucianism is an ______________ system of right and
wrong, ______ a religion
– Chinese government and social order is based on
Other Ethical Systems
• Daoists Seek Harmony
– _________ teaches that people should follow the
_____________ order of life
– Believes that universal force called ______ guides all
– Daoism philosophy is to understand nature and be
– Daoists influence ______________ of alchemy,
astronomy, medicine
• Legalists Urge ___________ Rule
– Legalism emphasizes the use of law to restore order
– Stifles criticism
– Teaches that ________________ should be rewarded
– Disobedience is to be ______________
4-4 “Unification of China”
• I Ching and Yin and Yang
– I Ching (The Book of Changes) offers good advice,
common sense
– Concept of____________________– two powers
represent rhythm of universe
– Yin: cold, dark, soft, mysterious
– Yang: warm, bright, hard, clear
– I Ching and yin and yang explain how people fit into the
The Qin Dynasty Unifies China
• The Qin Dynasty
– Qin Dynasty replaces Zhou Dynasty in third century B.C.
• A New Emperor Takes Control
– Emperor _____________________unifies China, ends
fighting, conquers new lands
– Creates 36 administrative districts controlled by Qin
– With ___________ prime minister, ___________
Confucian scholars, _________ books
– Establishes an autocracy, a government with unlimited
• A Program of __________________
– Shi Huangdi builds highways, irrigation projects; increases
– Sets standards for writing, law, currency, and weights
and measures
• Great Wall of China
– Emperor _______________peasants to build Great Wall
to keep out _____________
• The Fall of the Qin
– Shi Huangdi’s son loses throne to rebel leader; Han
Dynasty begins