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Chapter 9, Lesson 4, The Han Dynasty (pp. 281-287)

I. Revival of Confucianism

II. Daily Life in the Empire

    A. Only one in 10 Chinese people lived in a city. Most Chinese were farmers, living in the country.

    B.Cities were centers of government, education, entertainment, and trade.

III. Achievements of the Han Dynasty

    A. Under the Han Dynasty, China expanded the Silk Road trade, and invented the seismograph and paper.

    B. Han writers increased the number of Chinese characters, and created the first Chinese dictionary.

    C. The Han civilization created important works in medicine, mathematics, poetry, history, and art.

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