Imperial China: Sui & T’ang

                    Imperial China Dynasties Sui (589 – 618) T’ang (624 – 755) Sung (960 – 1279) Yuan (1279 – 1368) Second Empire – Sui Dynasty & T’ang Dynasty Sui – unified the north, then conquered the south to unify the country – re-established the central government – restored the tax base,…

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China’s First Empire

China’s First Empire                   Dynastic Cycle: Confucian Historians saw a pattern in 3 stages – “mandate of heaven” – stage one: wars that eventually lead to unification – proof that heaven has given the unifier the right to rule – the ruler consolidate  his power, restores peace, & economic growth follows –…

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Chinese History: Ch’in –246 BCE

                    Ch’in (246 BCE) – unifies China (note name similarities) – regarded as tough, crude, & brutal – welcomed Legalist Administrators – true peace required a united country & a strong state – favored conscription (draft) – war is an acceptable means to extend the state – human nature is selfish…

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