Q IN DYNAST Y NOTES BCE = Before the Common Era (CE) - Gregorian (gri’go-ree-un) Calendar Qin = Ch’in Zhou = Chou Feudalism : a socio-political system that existed in Europe during the Middle Ages in which people worked and fought for the nobles who gave them protection and the use of land in return Legalism: an ancient Chinese philosophical belief that human beings are more inclined to do the wrong than the right because they are motivated entirely by self-interest. It was developed by the philosopher Han Feizi (c. 280-233 BCE). Confucianism : the system of ethics, education, and statesmanship taught by the Chinese philosopher Confucius (551–479 BCE) and his disciples, stressing love for humanity, ancestor worship, reverence for the parents, and harmony in thought and conduct TEXT The Qin Dynasty, pronounced like chin , emerged in 221 BCE. Qin Shihuang, the king of the Qin State at the time, conquered the many feudal territories. Qin Shihuang was only 38 years old when
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