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China: Born in Isolation

Lecture no. 14 from the course: The Big History of Civilizations

China: Born in Isolation

Taught by Professor Craig G. Benjamin | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Although contemporaneous with civilizations emerging in Mesopotamia, Egypt, and South Asia, East Asia’s geographic isolation allowed for the development of unique ideas about government, society, and the individual. Find out about East Asian culture by exploring the rise and fall of the Shang and Zhou dynasties.

36 Lectures

1
Image of A Tale of Two Ancient Cities
A Tale of Two Ancient Cities
0 of 29 min
2
Image of The Rise of Humanity
The Rise of Humanity
0 of 29 min
3
Image of Foraging in the Old Stone Age
Foraging in the Old Stone Age
0 of 31 min
4
Image of Origins of Agriculture
Origins of Agriculture
0 of 30 min
5
Image of Power, Cities, and States
Power, Cities, and States
0 of 30 min
6
Image of The Era of Agrarian Civilizations
The Era of Agrarian Civilizations
0 of 30 min
7
Image of Innovations of Mesopotamia
Innovations of Mesopotamia
0 of 30 min
8
Image of The Downfall of Sumer
The Downfall of Sumer
0 of 31 min
9
Image of Egypt: Divine Rule in the Black Land
Egypt: Divine Rule in the Black Land
0 of 30 min
10
Image of Society and Culture of Egypt
Society and Culture of Egypt
0 of 30 min
11
Image of Early Mediterranean Civilizations
Early Mediterranean Civilizations
0 of 30 min
12
Image of Mysteries of the Indus Valley
Mysteries of the Indus Valley
0 of 29 min
13
Image of South Asian Civilizations and Beliefs
South Asian Civilizations and Beliefs
0 of 30 min
14
Image of China: Born in Isolation
China: Born in Isolation
0 of 29 min
15
Image of China’s Dynasties and Influence
China’s Dynasties and Influence
0 of 29 min
16
Image of The Importance of the Nomads
The Importance of the Nomads
0 of 29 min
17
Image of Oxus Civilization and Powerful Persia
Oxus Civilization and Powerful Persia
0 of 29 min
18
Image of Greece in Its Golden Age
Greece in Its Golden Age
0 of 29 min
19
Image of Greek Gods, Philosophy, and Science
Greek Gods, Philosophy, and Science
0 of 29 min
20
Image of Alexander’s Conquests and Hellenism
Alexander’s Conquests and Hellenism
0 of 28 min
21
Image of Building the Roman Republic
Building the Roman Republic
0 of 29 min
22
Image of Triumphs and Flaws of Imperial Rome
Triumphs and Flaws of Imperial Rome
0 of 29 min
23
Image of New Ideas along the Silk Road
New Ideas along the Silk Road
0 of 29 min
24
Image of Chaos and Consolidation in Eurasia
Chaos and Consolidation in Eurasia
0 of 29 min
25
Image of Islamic Expansion and Rule
Islamic Expansion and Rule
0 of 29 min
26
Image of Legacy of the Mongols
Legacy of the Mongols
0 of 29 min
27
Image of North American Peoples and Tribes
North American Peoples and Tribes
0 of 29 min
28
Image of Agrarian Civilizations of Mesoamerica
Agrarian Civilizations of Mesoamerica
0 of 28 min
29
Image of Culture and Empire in South America
Culture and Empire in South America
0 of 29 min
30
Image of African Kingdoms and Trade
African Kingdoms and Trade
0 of 29 min
31
Image of Lifeways of Australia and the Pacific
Lifeways of Australia and the Pacific
0 of 31 min
32
Image of The Advent of Global Commerce
The Advent of Global Commerce
0 of 29 min
33
Image of The Industrial Revolution and Modernity
The Industrial Revolution and Modernity
0 of 30 min
34
Image of The Transformative 20th and 21st Centuries
The Transformative 20th and 21st Centuries
0 of 29 min
35
Image of Civilization, the Biosphere, and Tomorrow
Civilization, the Biosphere, and Tomorrow
0 of 28 min
36
Image of Civilizations of the Distant Future
Civilizations of the Distant Future
0 of 30 min

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