Discuss the rise of distinctive societies, gradually moving toward the establishment of a remarkably sophisticated political and social structures

Discuss the rise of distinctive societies, gradually moving toward the establishment of a remarkably sophisticated political and social structures

Which Chinese Dynasty…? Which philosophy…?

Humans have resided in east Asia since at least two thousand years ago.  Rice was cultivated around 7000 BCE and societies were established in the Yellow River valley at approximately 5000 BCE. Each of these early dynasties saw the rise of distinctive societies, gradually moving toward the establishment of a remarkably sophisticated political and social structures.  

 

In order to prepare for this discussion you must first complete the following readings.  

· Read the relevant sections of Chapter 3 that address the topics to be discussed.

· Read the following Primary Source Documents: The Anaclets  (Link).  In the textbook- Primary Sources (Boxed Documents): “The Wit and Wisdom of Confucius” on pg 66-67, and  “The Daoist answer to Confucianism” pg. 70.