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  Warring States Period - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Warring States Period (Traditional Chinese: 戰國時代; Simplified Chinese: 战国时代; Pinyin: Zhànguó Shídài) covers the period from sometime in the 5th century BC to the unification of China by the Qin in 221 BC.
These Seven Warring States (戰國七雄/战国七雄 Zhànguó Qīxióng, literally "Seven Hegemonial among the Warring States"), were the Qi (齊), the Chu (楚), the Yan (燕), the Han (韓), the Zhao (趙), the Wei (魏) and the Qin (秦).
Early in the Warring States Period, Chu was one of the strongest states in China.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Warring_States_Period   (1768 words)

 The Warring States Period of Ancient China
The Warring States period is usually interpreted as a time of endless brutal wars that came as a result of friction among the seven states and that this unfortunate state of affairs could end only with one state bringing all into one empire.
The wars that occured were not generally ones due to diplomatic or territorial frictions among the seven states but instead were wars stemming from one state attempting to conquer and control all of the states.
The wasteful and bloody conquest of the separate states was justified as an unfortunate necessity to end the era of anarchy, but the wars were primarily those of empire-building.
www2.sjsu.edu /faculty/watkins/warringstates.htm   (596 words)

 Chinese History - Zhou Dynasty 周 event history (www.chinaknowledge.de)
In the east, the state of Qi 齊 had rich natural ressources and should be develop to one of the mightiest feudal states of the Zhou period.
The Warring States Period began with the brutal extinguishing of the ruling house of Qi 齊 (the Jiang 姜 clan) by the house of Tian ç”°.
The state of Zhao was the northernmost of the Central Plain.
www.chinaknowledge.de /History/Zhou/zhou-event.html   (6248 words)

 Sengoku period - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As early as the beginning of the 15th century, suffering and misery caused by natural disasters such as earthquake and famine often served to trigger armed uprisings by farmers weary of debt and taxes.
The Onin War (1467–1477), a conflict rooted in economic distress and brought on by a dispute of shogunal succession, is generally regarded as the onset of the sengoku-jidai.
The "eastern" army of the Hosokawa family and its allies clashed with the "western" army of the Yamana,and fighting in and around Kyoto lasted for nearly 11 years, after which it spread to outlying provinces.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sengoku_period   (829 words)

 Warring States Period   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Warring States Period (traditional Chinese : 戰國時代 simplified Chinese : 战国时代 pinyin Zhànguó Shídài) was part of the Zhou Dynasty.
The traditional date for the beginning the Warring States Period was the partition the State of Jin into Han Zhao and Wei.
The Warring States Period saw the proliferation iron working in China replacing bronze as the dominant metal used in Areas such as Shu (modern Sichuan) and Yue (modern Zhejiang) were also brought into the Chinese sphere during this time.
www.freeglossary.com /Warring_States   (583 words)

 Great Wall of China - Spring and Autumn Warring States Period
This constant conflict and annexation of one state by another during the Spring and Autumn Period hastened social and economic change and had the effect of integrating people of different tribes and nationalities.
The consequence of this period of drastic upheavals, reshufflings and regroupings, what had been several hundred states were reconstituted into seven mega-states.
Qin, situated in the remote west, used to be a vassal state enfeoffed by King Ping for Qin Xianggong's contribution of escorting the king on his move east.
www.great-wall.org /springautumn-warring-period.htm   (718 words)

 Ethics of Shang, Zhou and the Classics by Sanderson Beck
During this period a balance of power arose among the states of Qi, Qin, Jin, and Chu, although the small state of Zhou in the middle was still recognized as the nominal ruler of the Chinese world.
He said, "War is destructive to the people, an insect that eats up the resources, and the greatest calamity of the small states."11 Arguing that if Jin did not accept the proposal, Chu would agree and draw all the states together, Jin agreed in order to keep the protectorship.
During this period wars became larger and worse as iron and even steel were used as weapons, and millions of peasants as infantry.
www.san.beck.org /EC13-Chou.html   (14215 words)

 warring state period - infos
Autumn Period (770 BC - 476 BC) and the Warring States Period (476 BC - 221 BC...
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 Warring States Japan
This period was a long protracted struggle for domination by individual daimyo and would result in a powerful struggle between various houses to dominate the whole of Japan.
It looked increasingly like war would break out right in the shogun's capital, and the Yoshimasa realized that if such a war broke out, the entire country would plunge into war because the shogun, occupied with a war in his own capital, would be seen as powerless to control regional conflicts.
So the Warring States period (which is the Chinese term borrowed by the Japanese in calling this period "sengoku jidai"), really wasn't a "warring states" period at all, but a "warring warlords" period.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/TOKJAPAN/WARRING.HTM   (1027 words)

 Dynasties of China: Eastern Zhou Dynasty: Spring and Autumn Period & Warring States Period
In turn this led to the stronger states declaring war on the weaker ones and annexing them regardless of the prohibition of such activity by the Zhou.
Historically, this is recorded as two periods: the Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC - 476 BC) and the Warring States Period (476 BC - 221 BC).
Later in the Warring States Period, another legalist named Hanfei or Han Fei Zi who advocated harsh rules and laws was also an adviser to the ruler.
www.travelchinaguide.com /intro/history/zhou/eastern   (1869 words)

 The Period of the Warring States Eve of the Unification of the Country (403-221 BC)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Period of the Warring States Eve of the Unification of the Country (403-221 BC)
The peasants were divided into groups of 5 to 6 families, the principle of collective responsibility was introduced; taxes and loans were created; sections of the population were transferred to uninhabited areas.The war of conquest continued, prolonging those already under way in the eve of the hegemony.
Conquered states were obliterated and turned into centrally cons' oiled provinces of the victor.
www.mc.maricopa.edu /dept/d10/asb/anthro2003/china/wuyi/warstate.html   (474 words)

 The world's top warring states period websites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
However, the Warring States Period was, in general, a period when regional warlords annexed smaller states around them and consolidated their rule.
Near the end of the Warring States Period, the State of Qin, based in modern Shaanxi province, became disproportionately powerful compared to the other six states.
Policy of the six states then became overwhelmingly oriented towards dealing with the Qin threat, with two opposing schools of thought: Hezong (合縱/合纵 pinyin: hézòng), or alliance with each other to repel Qin expansionism; and Lianheng (連橫/连横 pinyin: liánhéng), or alliance with Qin to participate in its ascendancy.
www.websbiggest.com /dir-wiki.cfm?cat=warring_states_period&tab=edit   (544 words)

 Warring States on PocketGear.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
During this period a multitude of independent states were almost constantly at war with each other to achieve supremacy and hopefully build an empire.
As ruler of one of these states, your ultimate goal is to conquer all states in order to unite them into one empire with one ruler, the Emperor of China.
In Warring States you can choose among 8 different rulers to play, up to 4 computer opponents that follows the same rules as you and three levels of difficulty.
www.pocketgear.com /software_detail.asp?id=4418   (434 words)

 Chinese History - Warring States Period
Meanwhile, the individual states that had composed the Middle Kingdom were busy beating the crap out of each other; the regional rulers had given off calling themselves dukes or lords or hegemons or whatever and just went straight to the big title: wang, or king.
I believe the commonly used marker for the date in question is the destruction of the ruling family of the Qi state, but given that you generally record exactly when you've offed all your enemies, the lack of a really definite date is enough to make me suspicious.
These states' rulers proclaimed themselves kings, happily left our buddies in Loyang to tend the altars of grain and soil, and got to the serious business of trying to work out who REALLY ought to be in charge.
www.megaloceros.net /hist11.htm   (2549 words)

The Eastern Zhou is further divided into two time periods, the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period.
The Spring and Autumn Period occurred from about 770-476 B.C. During this time, the Zhou emperor steadily lost power due to the realization by the feudal lords that he was not powerful and could be beaten, which had been proven by the defeat in the west.
The second half, the Warring States Period, is so named because of the power struggle between the large states of China that were trying to gain control over the entire area.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/prehistory/china/ancient_china/zhou.html   (714 words)

 History of the Great Wall of China: Zhou Dynasty
Chu State was a small state that gradually developed by conquering weak neighbors during the Spring and Autumn Period.
Qi construction of the Wall commenced in the middle of the Spring and Autumn Period and finished in the middle of the Warring States Period.
During the Warring States Period, Zhongshan was aligned with the Yan and the Qin, its northern and eastern neighbors, and experienced a long and peaceful period.
www.travelchinaguide.com /china_great_wall/history/zhou   (1434 words)

 BBC - Radio 4 In Our Time - China: The Warring States Period
In China the equivalent to the Golden Age in Greece was the Warring States Period.
Astronomy was systematised, the principles of Yin and Yang were invented, Confucianism grew and Taoism emerged, as a hundred schools of thought are reputed to have vied for the patronage of rival kings.
Why was a period of war such a fertile age for culture and thought, what kinds of ideas were developed and how do they still inform the thinking of nearly a fifth of the world’s population?
www.bbc.co.uk /radio4/history/inourtime/inourtime_20040401.shtml   (309 words)

 Shang Dynasty- Warring States Period
Probably because of the emphasis on bronze during this period, the artistic advances in pottery are relatively stagnant, and most developments came in the shadow of bronze work.
The glazed ware from the Shang period does not appear to be deliberately reduced, but the clay body and glaze could be fired to the high-fire ranges that were conducive to reduction.
Thus, by the Chou period glaze reduction began to be purposely employed, and some glazes appear to have been fired in a well controlled reduction process.
mcel.pacificu.edu /as/students/ceramics/shang-warring.html   (368 words)

 WHKMLA : History of China, Warring States Period, 476-206 B.C.
In 476 a long series of wars began, which resulted in the emergence and consolidation of a smaller number of states; Chinese historians refer to the period as the Warring States Period.
These states include CHI (northern Shandong), LU (southwestern Shandong), SUNG (to the south of Lu), CH'U (a large state along the Yangtse valley), HAN and CHOU, small states along the Hwangho, CH'IN (southern Shensi), WEI (southern Shaanxi), CHAO (northern Shaanxi) and YEN (Hopei).
The state was centralized; chancellor LI SSU ordered the BURNING OF THE BOOKS; because of this act, Cheng Wang, who took on the Imperial name SHI-HUANG-TI, is remembered as the book burner.
www.zum.de /whkmla/region/china/warringstates.html   (387 words)

 Chinese history:Spring & Autumn Period(722 - 481 BC) /Warring States Period (403 - 221 BC)
After the capital was sacked by barbarians from the west, the Zhou moved east, thus neatly dividing the Zhou dynasty into eastern and western periods.
The so-called Spring and Autumn period, named after a book (The Spring and Autumn Annals) that provides a history of period saw a proliferation of new ideas and philosophies.
In fact, many of the same tactics that the Legalists approved of were later employed by Hitler, Stalin, and Mao.
www.chinavoc.com /history/springandautumn.htm   (516 words)

When Confucius speaks about "the Mandate of Heaven" in the Spring and Autumn period, and when Mo Tzu talks about the "Will of Heaven" in the early period of the Warring States, what they refer to as Heaven is invariably the Supreme Master of the World.
When in the middle period of the Warring States Chuang-tzu speaks about the contrast between Heaven and man, and when in the late period of the Warring States Hsun-tzu stresses the distinction between Heaven and man, they also mean boundless nature.
Yet, as a matter of fact, it is quite natural for man to evolve from a simple primitive state to a sophisticated era of civilization.
www.crvp.org /book/Series03/III-1/chapter_i.htm   (2807 words)

 Warring - The Warring States Period   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The period of the Warring States (Zhanguo or Chan-Kuo) refers to the era of about The Warring States period is usually interpreted as a time of endless
Warring Worms is like an advanced version of the classic Atari game Surround.
The Warring States period (Sengoku jidai) lasted for the century from 1467 to Although a period of war and destruction, the late part of the Warring
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 CCTV Television series (32): Kingdoms in the Warring States Period of Eastern Zhou Dynasty
The period of the Warring States (475 BC - 211 BC) was a most magnificent page in world history.
The Saga of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty - the Warring States, assuming tremendous momentum, reproduces more than two centuries of fierce wars from the end of the Tree Dukedoms Period to the unification of China by the First Emperor Qin.
All these fascinating personages and breath-taking historical events have been carefully sorted, compiled and written by experts in art, literature and history, and performed by celebrated performing artists of cinema and television.
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 He-Artefakte, Different Countries and Time Periods
Will be added constantly with interesting collecting objects from all time periods and countries, please visit us soon again, thanks!
please note, that the determination into the corresponding dynasties is very difficult since the artifacts were often used unchangedly over a longer culture time period.
The overlaid open ends are forming snake heads with each 5 Zirkonia.
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 Find in a Library: Chinese art of the warring states period : change and continuity, 480-222 B.C.
Chinese art of the warring states period : change and continuity, 480-222 B.C. by Thomas Lawton; Freer Gallery of Art.
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