World History Homework Three Answers - Student 4
1. Major empires (or dynasties) of Imperial China:
• Qin dynasty (221-206 BC)- founded by Prince Zheng who conquered all the Chinese states and unified the country; built roads, canals, and irrigation, as well as the earliest construction of the Great Wall
• Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)- Liu Bang was the first ruler, followed by Empress Lu and lastly Han Wudi, the longest serving Han ruler; expanded the territory of China into Vietnam and Korea, valued education, and developed the Silk Road; state philosophy was Confucianism
2. Major empires of Classical India:
• Mauryan Empire (322-185 BC)- Chandragupta Mauryan, having conquered a large part of East Asia belonging to the Greek, created the largest Indian empire in India’s history; built a massive army of 500,000 soldiers and promoted Buddhism
• Gupta Empire (AD 320-467)- Chandra Gupta I, having no connection with the prior Mauryan ruler, conquered the Ganges Valley; established a Hindu dynasty, trade with the rest of the world, and a policy of religious tolerance; also developed the “Arabic numerals”, a code of medical ethics, and a form of rust-resistant iron
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3. The symbol for Taoism is the “Yin and Yang”, a circle with a curved half dividing a shaded region from a clear region; it represents a constant interaction in nature between two forces having opposite qualities. Taoism and Confucianism strive to harmonize the darker side Yin, which is passive, negative, or feminine, with the lighter side Yang, which is active, positive, or masculine. A difference between these two philosophies resides in the Taoism’s focus on nature and the Confucianism’s focus on people.
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Yangtze River, Yellow River, Himalaya Mountain Range
- Good selection of important terms.
- Grade: 40/40. Very good work.--Andy Schlafly 12:07, 2 October 2011 (EDT)