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

Chapter 8: The Unification of China

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
  • Compare and contrast the emergence of belief systems designed to restore political and social order in China.
  • Explain and discuss the unification of China through the efforts of the Qin dynasty.
  • Explain the rise and success of the early Han dynasty.
  • Discuss the reasons behind productivity and prosperity during the Former Han era.
  • Identify the social and economic difficulties that led to the decline of the Former Han dynasty.
  • Discuss important features of the Later Han dynasty.
Traditions & Encounters, 5e
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