World History I

Bruce A. McMenomy, Ph.D. and Christe A. McMenomy, Ph.D. for Scholars Online
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Chapter 7: East Asia and the Spread of Buddhism
221 B.C.E. to 800 C.E.

26: Mon, Dec 4, 2017

Please read the chapter and take the quiz by midnight on Sun, Dec 3, 2017.
Please also post in the forum for the day a short essay in response to this question:

In this period, we begin to see a more complex range of resources — some that are continuing from earlier eras (e.g., geographic constants) but others that are legacies of earlier times, and yet others that are created by what we might consider capital or infrastructure programs. All of them were available to the people, but in China particularly, they provided particular and focused leverage for the government. How did the Chinese state from the Qin, Han, Sui, and Tang dynasties (and those intervening periods of transition between them) identify, control, and deliberately enhance resources — both physical and intellectual — for their own age and the ages to come? You might want to consider: