Traditions and Encounters, AP Edition (Bentley), 5th Edition

Chapter 5: Early Society in East Asia

Interactive Map Quiz


Map A. China Under the Qin Dynasty

This interactive map demonstrates the establishment of the Qin Dynasty as the primary empire in China by 221 B.C.E. For more than six hundred years, Chou China had been a collection of decentralized states under the rule of one king. By 480, the king had lost almost all of his power and the Period of the Warring States began. For more than two hundred years, the stronger Zhou states absorbed weaker ones and, eventually, only one was left. That state, under which all of China would be united, was Qin.

Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the First Emperor of Qin's rule.


Why did the Han dynasty collapse?


What were the basic aims of Wang Mang's reform efforts?


Compare and contrast the basic beliefs of Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism. How did each of them influence the practices of Chinese individuals, society, and governments?

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