Entry Task Using the map of China… What are the natural barriers? Where is China vulnerable? Who is China likely to have interactions with?
Why is China Important to study? There are already more Christians in China than Italy, and China is on track to become the largest center of Christianity in the world. China has 150% more soldiers than America does, plus a high tech 'Kill Weapon‘ 50% of counterfeit goods come from China. There are more English speaking honor students in China than in America.
Han Dynasty collapsed around 200 A.D. Known for starting the Great Wall of China Han
The Period of Disunion 220-559 • After the fall of the Han dynasty, China fell into a time of disorder, splitting into several rival kingdoms. • War was common • Nomads adopted Chinese traditions
2. Sui Dynasty 589 to 618 A.D. Known for starting the Grand Canal (man made water river that that linked North and South China) Also the start of Martial Arts China’s Dynasty’s
What did the Tang Dynasty (family) do for China? Why is it considered the Golden Age of China? The Tang Dynasty Reunified China (brought China back together) after the Period of Disunion the Golden Age of China Tang Dynasty reformed the military Created New Law codes Poetry became popular First woman to rule: Empress Wu 3. Tang Dynasty( 618-960)
The Song Dynasty (960-1270) This was a time of Great Achievements, just like the Tang. China’s population, we know, is huge, and tends to “explode”; its first explosion occurred in the Song. Rice as a staple crop
What is Buddhism? One of the worlds major religions started in India came to China during the Han Dynasty Teaches people can escape suffering and be in a state of peace China Reunifies
The Age of Buddhism • Many people turned to the religion during the period of disunion, it provided a sense of peace • By the end of the Period of disunion, Buddhism was well established in China • During the Tang, however, an emperor launched a campaign against the religion destroying much of the texts and temples • Buddhism continued to play a role in art, architecture literature and the lives of Chinese citizens even today. • A mix of Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism and other philosophies helped to create a new way of thinking.