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2,000 Years of Chinese History! The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius: Crash Course World History #7 (12:11)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 00:54 What evidence does John Green give to illustrate that China was the first modern state?
  2. 01:53 What reasons does John Green give to explain the dynastic cycle (rise and fall of different Chinese dynasties)?
  3. 03:47 What was the Mandate of Heaven?
  4. 04:58 How does the Mandate of Heaven reinforce Confucian philosophy?
  5. 05:40 Why were the Qin so important to Chinese history?
  6. 06:31 Why might the brutality of the Qin have been exaggerated?
  7. 08:18 Who was Confucius and what was his philosophy based upon?
  8. 09:57 What are <em>ren</em> and <em>li</em>?