Ch 8: Ancient China

About This Chapter

The short and interactive video lessons and quizzes included in this chapter can help you with your recollection of the events of ancient China, including the Qin Dynasty and collapse of Han China.

Ancient China - Chapter Summary

With this chapter, you'll watch 5-10 minute video lessons on the characteristics of the major Chinese dynasties. Test your memory of the rise and fall of a number of Chinese dynasties with short quizzes. Using these study resources together can increase or refresh your understanding of how to do the following:

  • Explain the Ancient Chinese dynasties of Shang and Zhou
  • Outline the Qin dynasty, the Great Wall and legalism during this time
  • Discuss the characteristics of the Han Dynasty

Utilize the links below the videos to go to different topics within them. In addition to the video lessons and quizzes, you'll find transcripts of each lesson for text-based learning. Use the Help tab to submit any questions you have while you're moving through the chapter.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.