World History Homework Three Answers - Student 8

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Aran M.

1) List the major ancient empires of China, including the time periods and major leaders.

1) Hsia dynasty ????-1766 B.C., Chieh

2) Shang dynasty, 1766-1122 B.C. , T'ang

3) Zhou dynasty 1027-221 B.C.

4) Chi'in state 221-206 B.C. , Shih huang-ti, Prince Zheng

5) Han dynasty 206 B.C.- A.D. 220 , Liu Bang, Empress Lu, Han Wudi

6) The Three Kingdoms A.D. 220-280

7) Sui Dynasty-A.D. 589-618

8) Tang Dynasty A.D.618-907

9) Sung Dynasty A.D.969-1279

10) Yuan Dyansty A.D. 1279-1368

11) Ming Dynasty A.D.1368-1644

12) Manchu or Qing Dynasty A.D. 1644-1912

Excellent.

2. List the major ancient empires of India, including the time periods and major leaders.

3. Explain what this is:

The representation shown here is the union of the the Ying and the Yang. This is the symbol of Taoism, the religion of ancient China it shows the light and the dark forces of nature intertwining.

Good, but could say more about it. (Minus 1)

4. Pick one of the religions in this week's lecture and discuss it, including where it fits in as to popularity and influence among all the world religions.

5. Which intellectual insight or breakthrough discussed in this week's lecture is most important, and why?

After thinking about it I could not come to a conclusion of which great invention in the lecture was most influential, the compass, printing or gunpowder so I decided to discuss all three. The compass was extremely influential in discovering new lands (such as America) and being able to return to them in the future. It also greatly expanded world trade and opened the possibilities of greater Map making. Printing majorly influenced the world as it gave people the ability to quickly produce writings (such as the bible) for the common man to own. Gunpowder revolutionized war in such a way that it is used in almost every influential weapon in the modern world.

Very good answer. Note that printing press -- which was needed later to reproduce the Bible -- was not invented until much later by Gutenberg in Germany.

6. Write an essay of 150 words or more on any topic related to this week's lecture, or enter 3 key terms in the Study Guide with descriptions.

The country in the Ancient Far East history that most interests me is early Japan. Japan as a civilization, was first formed under the Yamato court. About A.D. 700 the Yamato court over time became an imperial court influenced by that of China's. Around the same time other clans, with a class called samurais, were rising to power. These clans soon started battling for power, which continued until modern history. A very influential part in this fight were the mysterious fighters known as an Ninjas. The Ninjas rose from smaller clans (not capable of supporting samurai) who seeked to defend themselves from the constant warring of the samurai. These clans developed the art of Ninjutsu which are methods of accomplishing victory when your opponent has a greater number of soldiers. Samurai were very strict in their fighting methods so as not to break their honor. Before going into battle they would challenge one opponent, cite their name, clan and liniage and then attack. The Ninjas on the other hand, would use any means possible to accomplish the goal of victory. These fighting methods involved stealth, espionage and deception. Because of this form of fighting, the Ninjas were often hired by samurai clans to do the “dirty work” that would stain a samurai’s honor. These battles continued until A.D. 1192 when a Shogun (military leader) by the name of Yoritomo set up a militaristic government with his clan. This government was very short lived and Japan as soon engulfed in a war of Shoguns trying to obtain power. This lasted all the way until 1853 when Commodore Matthew Perry sailed an American fleet into Tokyo Bay forcing Japan to stop this ruthless shogun form of government and enter world trade. This violent period of history of Japan came to a close in A.D. 1868 Meiji became its first emperor.

Excellent summary. The next lecture will discuss Japan and include some of this information. (Note misspelling: "liniage" -> "lineage"; also, you might include some paragraph breaks in such a long essay.)
Grade:39/40. Very good.--Andy Schlafly 21:30, 3 October 2011 (EDT)
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