As the Zhou moved eastward, the Qin clan took control of western China and old Zhou cities.
Zhou emperors established a strong, mobile army to defend the empire.
Initially the Qin were loyal supporters of the Zhou and even married into the clan.
City-states grew in power to become greater than Zhou
It can be divided into the Warring States Period and Winter & Summer Period
Art and philosophy flourished.
It is a time marked by wars between states where no one was strong enough to conquer the others and unify China.
The concept that leaders gained their authority to rule from the gods.
The concept the China was destined to rule the known world.
The concept that women were servants of men.
The name of the first formal religion of China
It began during the Zhou Dynasty
It began during the Xia Dynasty or possibly earlier
People believed their ancestors became gods.
People believed they could pray to their ancestors for guidance
Teaches that people should be one with nature and that all living things have a universal force flowing through them.
Teaches that rulers get their power from heaven.
Teaches that everything in nature has two balancing forces called Yin and Yang.
Didn't support the idea of a lot of rules or government.
Based on the teachings of Confucius.
Teachings focus on treating others with respect, politeness, and fairness.
Teaches that honor and morality were important qualities and that family was important, requiring the honoring of one's relatives.
It doesn't encourage a strong government.
Building the Great Wall of China
A period of clan wars
A period of relative peace
Qin Shi Huang