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Global 9

Classical Civilization

Shi Huangdi Considered to be the "Founding Father of China" Used legalism to enforce his laws Positive: Built the Great Wall , unified China, standardized money and weights.
Qin Dynasty 221-207 B.C.E 1st centralized/ unified dynasty of China Leader was Shi Huangdi and the dynasty collapsed when he died
Junk A large flat bottom ship designed for long distance travel (travel and military) Invented during the Han Dynasty
Paper Making The act of using plants, such as hemp or bark to create paper which was first invented in China
Sericulture The production of raw silk by raising silkworms
Silk Road An Ancient Trade Route connecting China to the Mediterranean Sea It was nearly 5,000 miles long and one of the greatest examples of cultural diffusion in the ancient world
Civil Service Test given in China starting with the Han Dynasty, which allowed all men no matter what their wealth to earn a government job. Exam was based on Confucian teachings
Wudi Emperor of the Han Dynasty during its Golden Age First emperor to use the Civil Service Exam
Han Dynasty China's first Golden Age Han took over after the collapse of the Qin Dynasty Ruled less harshly using confucianism instead of legalism
Liu Bang First emperor of the Han Dynasty Applied Confucian ideas to his government
Terracotta Army A collection of 8,000 life sized sculptures made from pottery found in Shi Huangdi's tomb Were built to protect/ defend Shi Huangdi's afterlife
Interchangeable Parts Identical pieces that can be assembled quickly by unskilled workers Qin Dynasty came up with this idea when making arrows for cross bows
The Great Wall of China World's longest man made structure Started under the Qin Dynasty to defend China's northern Border from invasion
Legalism Chinese philosophy that taught that humans are evil therefore leaders need to use harsh punishments and laws Shi Huangdi used this philosophy as a ruler
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