2,000 Years of Chinese History! The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius/Crash Course World History

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2,000 Years of Chinese History! The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius/Crash Course World History



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John Green introduces you to quite a lot of Chinese history by discussing the complicated relationship between the Confucian scholars who wrote Chinese history and the emperors (and empress) who made it. Included is a brief introduction to all the dynasties in Chinese history and an introduction to Confucius and the Confucian emphasis on filial piety, the role the mandate of heaven played in organizing China, and how China became the first modern state.

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Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 9-12
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