Unit 7: Classical China
This is the famed terra cotta army of warriors, over 8,000 of them, dating to the first Qin emperor,
Qin Shi Huang, circa 210 bce, when these became part of his burial process; photo source is from Wikipedia Commons by Richard Chambers.
must do in this unit
What you can do in this unit
Some videos that you can watch for this unit
Extra Credit Options
- Take the short 5-point quiz for chapter 4. Log into Blackboard and look under "Chapter Quizzes." You have five minutes to complete each quiz (multiple-choice questions).
- For extra credit of a
maximum of 50 points, in a one-page paper, consider a comparison of the
Analects of Confucius with the Sermon on the Mount of Jesus of Nazareth
or the Sermon at Benares of Siddhartha Buddha. Please cite your
- For extra credit of a maximum of 25 points, read the short excerpt on the idea of the
Heaven and write a paragraph in which you explain this Chinese conception of political authority.
- For extra credit of a maximum of 25 points, read the Chinese Accounts of Rome, Byzantium, and the Middle East, c.
91bce - 1643ce, and in a long paragraph assess the ancient Chinese understanding of the world.
- For extra credit of a maximum of 10 points,
you can submit the answers to the Confucius study questions. Please write in formal, complete sentences.
- For extra credit, please suggest a
relevant website for this unit of the course. Send the title of the site, the url and a
brief explanation why you find the information interesting and applicable to
the material being studied this unit.