Ch 7: MTTC History: Early China & Japan

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We can help you comprehend the most important features in the history of early China and Japan. Our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes give you multiple approaches to use that can help you correctly answer questions on this topic on the MTTC History Exam.

MTTC History: Early China and Japan - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to help you understand the highlights of the historical early periods in China and Japan. The videos will help you prepare for questions on these topics on the MTTC History Exam. They cover the following topics:

  • The Xia Dynasty in China
  • The Shang and Zhou Dynasties in China
  • Chinese Dynasties from 1000-1300 CE
  • The military society of Japan and the samurais in the 12th century
  • The achievements of the Ming Dynasty
  • India from 1000-1300 CE
  • European imperialism in China
  • Decline of Confucianism and the Republic of China
  • Marx & Engels and the Communist Manifesto
  • The Chinese Revolution and the creation of Taiwan

Our experienced instructors review each topic with you, highlighting the main points in preparation for the test. By using both the videos and the quizzes you will learn the material effectively and efficiently.

Objectives of the MTTC History: Early China and Japan Chapter

The MTTC History Exam evaluates your knowledge and understanding of all aspects of world and American history from ancient times through the present. A passing grade on this exam is required for teacher licensure in the state of Michigan. The topics under Early China and Japan fall under the World History objective which comprises 33% of the exam questions. By using our self-assessment quizzes, you can get a good idea of the types of questions that will be asked on the actual exam.

The MTTC History Exam is given in both paper-and-pencil and computer-based-test (CBT) formats. It consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. You will read a passage or a question and then review a series of possible responses from which you must choose the single correct answer.

11 Lessons in Chapter 7: MTTC History: Early China & Japan
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China's Xia Dynasty: Timeline, Culture & Achievements

1. China's Xia Dynasty: Timeline, Culture & Achievements

According to many who study China, the Xia Dynasty is just a dream of earlier Chinese rulers. For others, it is the link between the farming settlements of the Huang He civilization and Chinese history.

Ancient China: Shang & Zhou Dynasties

2. 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.

Chinese Dynasties (1000-1300 CE): T'ang, Song & Ming

3. Chinese Dynasties (1000-1300 CE): T'ang, Song & Ming

In this lesson, we explore three important Chinese dynasties of the Middle Ages: the T'ang, the Song, and the Ming, which all ruled for a few hundred years each between the 7th and 17th centuries C.E.

Japanese Military Society & Samurais in the 12th Century

4. Japanese Military Society & Samurais in the 12th Century

In this lesson, you will explore the rise of the samurai and the Japanese military culture of the 12th century. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Ming Dynasty Achievements: Art & Technology

5. Ming Dynasty Achievements: Art & Technology

In this lesson, you will explore the art and technology of the Ming dynasty as Chinese artists and engineers rediscovered their Chinese identity. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

India (1000-1300 CE): Dynasties & Religions

6. India (1000-1300 CE): Dynasties & Religions

In this lesson, we explore the rise and decline of two of the more powerful dynasties that were present in the Indian subcontinent during the Middle Ages.

European Imperialism in China: Trades, Battles & Treaties

7. European Imperialism in China: Trades, Battles & Treaties

In this lesson, we will examine European imperialism in China. We will highlight the key themes associated with this topic, specifically the Opium Wars and the 'Open Door' Policy.

Japanese Imperialism: Territorial Acquisitions & Wars

8. Japanese Imperialism: Territorial Acquisitions & Wars

In this lesson, we will learn about Japanese imperialism. We will highlight the major territorial acquisitions and the wars that expanded the Japanese Empire.

The Decline of Confucianism and the Republic of China

9. The Decline of Confucianism and the Republic of China

This lesson will focus on the decline of Confucianism within the Republic of China. In doing so, it will highlight the concepts of Jen and filial piety. It will also explore the role of and the influence of the Three Principles of the People.

Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels: The Communist Manifesto

10. Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels: The Communist Manifesto

This lesson will explore the 19th century roots of Marxism and communism. In doing this, it will explain the role the Industrial Revolution played in forming the famous work of Marx and Engels, known as the Communist Manifesto.

The Chinese Revolution and Creation of Taiwan: History & Timeline

11. The Chinese Revolution and Creation of Taiwan: History & Timeline

In this lesson we explore the long struggle between the Kuomintang and the Chinese Communist Party before, during, and after WWII, and the subsequent creation of Taiwan after the communist victory.

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