Dynasties to Communism

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					Dynasties to Communism
Ch. 17
Sec. 2
Pp. 500-504
China
   China’s population
    is 1.29 billion, or
    1/5 of the world’s
    population
   92% are Han
    Chinese, remaining
    8% belong to 55
    other ethnic groups
China’s History
                     Great Wall was built to
                      keep out invaders
                     Laozi taught Daoism,
                      and said people should
                      live simply and in
                      harmony with nature
                     Chinese thinkers, like
                      Kongfuzi (Confucius),
                      taught that learning
                      leads to good behavior
China’s History
   Chinese invented paper, ink, silk, the magnetic
    compass, printed books, gunpowder, and
    fireworks
China’s History
   Emperor was
    overthrown in
    1911



   Communists took
    over in 1949
China’s Government and Society
   Communists took over all land and factories
   Women joined workforce
   Farmers were organized onto large
    government farms
   People lost freedom
   Many killed for opposing the government
   Chinese leaders are still violating human
    rights
China’s Government and Society
                   Chinese love of
                    nature influences
                    painting and poetry
                   Developed bronze
                    casting and
                    porcelain (china)
                    production centuries
                    ago
Questions
   Chinese thinkers believed that
    learning was the key to which of
    the following?

   Good behavior
Questions
   What are Laozi’s teachings about
    living simply and in harmony
    with nature were called?

   Daoism
Questions
   Which of the following is not an
    invention of early China?

   Electronic products.

				
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