Copyright

Ch 25: FTCE Social Science: Early Chinese Civilization

About This Chapter

This Early Chinese Civilization chapter is just the thing to prepare you for the subject-relevant content within the FTCE Social Science exam. Professional instructors guide you on your way to an enhanced understanding of the material.

FTCE Social Science: Early Chinese Civilization - Chapter Summary

The information in this chapter delves into key aspects and influences of early Chinese civilization. It sets forth all the details you'll want to have down before you take the FTCE Social Science exam. You can expect to finish this chapter with a tightened grasp of:

  • The Shang and Zhou dynasties
  • Social classes in ancient China
  • Confucianism and its five relationships
  • The Qin and Han dynasties
  • The significance of the Silk Roads

Within the dashboard area, you'll find links to quizzes relevant to your studies as well as additional courses recommended specifically for you. The dashboard also acts as a place to check on your progress and recent activities or ask questions of our subject experts if you're feeling lost.

7 Lessons in Chapter 25: FTCE Social Science: Early Chinese Civilization
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Ancient China: Shang & Zhou Dynasties

1. Ancient China: Shang & Zhou Dynasties

In this lesson, we will study the Shang and Zhou Dynasties. We will pay close attention to the founding, major accomplishments and characteristics, and decline of these dynasties.

Social Class in Early China: Aristocrat, Farmer, Craftsman & Merchant

2. Social Class in Early China: Aristocrat, Farmer, Craftsman & Merchant

In this lesson we'll explore the various social classes of the ancient Chinese world which existed in an extremely rigid class structure inspired by the teachings of Confucius.

Confucianism: Views, Philosophy & Teaching

3. Confucianism: Views, Philosophy & Teaching

In this lesson, we explore the life and teachings of the ancient Chinese thinker, Confucius, as well as discovering the various ways his teachings were used to shape Chinese society after his death.

Jen, Li, and the Five Relationships of Confucianism

4. Jen, Li, and the Five Relationships of Confucianism

This lesson will focus on Confucianism's concepts of Jen and Li. In doing so, it will highlight how the religion is often seen as a code of conduct or an ethical system. It will also explain the Five Key Relationships of Confucianism.

The Qin Dynasty in China: The Great Wall & Legalism

5. The Qin Dynasty in China: The Great Wall & Legalism

In this lesson, we will explore the short-lived but powerful Qin Dynasty of China. We will examine the dynasty's founding, life under Qin rule, the Qin legacy, and the downfall of the Qin.

The Han Dynasty in China: Characteristics, Wu Ti & Xiongnu

6. The Han Dynasty in China: Characteristics, Wu Ti & Xiongnu

In this lesson, we will explore China's Han dynasty. We will discover the ups and downs of its history and learn about some of its major characteristics and accomplishments.

The Silk Roads During the Han Dynasty & The Roman Empire

7. The Silk Roads During the Han Dynasty & The Roman Empire

The Silk Roads connected some of the most diverse cultures in history, as well as providing a link between the superpowers of 2,000 years ago. Learn more about the route that connected the Han Dynasty and Imperial Rome.

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? Study.com 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.

Other Chapters

Other chapters within the FTCE Social Science 6-12 (037): Practice & Study Guide course

Support