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The Sons of Heaven: India and China, c. 200 BCE - 150 CE
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This lesson traces the formative years of India and China, with the emergence of the Han Dynasty in China, and the Age of Paradox in India. The effects of Roman trade and the establishment of the Silk Road trade routes are also discussed. The lesson concludes with a discussion of Parthia, examining how it connects to the history of Rome.

Anirudh Kanisetti
BITS Pilani (Goa), history blogger, artist, podcaster. www.anirudhkanisetti.com

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  1. The Sons ofleaven


  2. Welcome back! I'm Anirudh. I'm a history blogger, artist and BITS Pilani (Goa) graduate. You can find me at augustanblog.wordpress.com medium.com/@indicusmaximus (Top writer on history!)


  3. Time to slow down and think The creation of a global trading economy intersects with politics and culture to begin contrasting eras in India and China Pantica paeum PONTUS ITALY CASPIAN SEA SOGDIANA Samaieahd TARIM.. GRECE BASIN Hecatompylos., Mgw sACTRIA Silk yamn Silk cloth Alekandria Bucephalus (Tondue, Luoyang ospolis Ctesiphon (Seleucia) PARTHIA ARACHOSIINDO aHENDARA NABATAEANS Petra Chara X' CHINA Cloth GREEKS EDROADOALDDHISM Myos Hormos GEDROSIA *,'INDO- PERSIAN LYBIA SCYTHIANS Barbaricum ARABIA SEA Berenice Ommana Catei Istands ozeno (Ujjain) WESTERN OOSARENE Asich OPaethan Paithan) ATAVAHANAS Meroe Adulis : aluza.saplar Axum emon Arabia (Aden) AETHIOPIA Muziri (Korkan) CYENEUM Cape Coman istaud Taprobane AFRICA AZANIA ERYTHRAEAN SEA


  4. China after the First Emperor A new Son of Heaven rises


  5. Death of Confucius: 479 BCE Confucius and the Mandate of Heaven The Chinese name for China is "All-Under-Heaven". What does this mean? Google: The Gracchus Brothers, Gaius Marius


  6. Han Gaozu becomes Emperor: 202 BCE The Son of Heaven The Han Dynasty reunites China, as Buddhism arrives from India thanks to Ashoka Maurya TION CE2 Released under GNU Frv GreatWl AR -MAN Bandun-Man Chrpha Man 500 km


  7. os Invention of Paper: c. 100 BCE An Ingenious People Foundation, centralization, and China's first Golden Age


  8. Expedition of Han Wudi: c.140s BCE Emperor Wu's Expedition One f than history begins One of the most significant migrations in human history begins MONGOLIA (209 BC 93 (156) AD) TUNGI TRI ( - MONGOLIC TRIBES UGRIC TRIBES TURK HUNYUXANBE RIBE SGTHIANS UGRIc s XIONG NBEI XIONGNU SCYTHIANS XIONGNU XIANBEI XIONGNU Lout (capital) XIONGNU EMPIRE WUSUN (II BC TRIBE S A R Y A N XIONGNU WUHUAN XIONGNU ( BC) XIONGNU WUSUN TRIB TRIB E BAIYAN ON ON HAN YUEZHI TOCHARIANS KRORAIN DYNAST YUEZH IANG RONG ANGUTS TIBETANS Google: Emperor Wu of Han


  9. 2 India after the Mauryas Vibrant, disunited states


  10. Indo-Greek Kingdoms: 100s BCE When In India, do as the Indians Do The Indo-Greeks learn from, and teach, the subcontinent Wus Kangju Tarim Basin City-States lacae Yuezhi (Kushans) 13 Kapisa14 Zhang Proto-Tibe Sakastan 22) Proto-Tibe Indo-Scythians Salvas 23 (Sungas) Bhojas Dhanyw Kalinga 100 BC 2008 aps.info 19. Rajariya 20. Trogarta 21. Yaudheyas 22. Kuninda Google: Gandhara School of Art


  11. Notes The Han Dynasty, after reuniting China, began a Golden Age and helped establish the Silk Road The migrations that this set off quickly changed the demography and economy of India, which was divided into smaller kingdoms after the fall of the Mauryas As the Greek kingdoms in Asia declined, they were eventually swallowed up by other tribes such as the Parthians


  12. Notes Roman law, slavery, and imperial administrative ideas Chinese Confucianism, military expeditions, and the Silk Road Indian urbanization, Sanskrit!zation, and culture Parthia grows wealthy from the Silk Road, and keeps Rome out of the East


  13. What's next?


  14. The broad outline Middle Ages o CE 6oos120 1400s CE Bronze and Iron Ages 1800s CE 1900s CE Early High Late Renaissance Revolutions WWII arly High Late Renaissance Revolutions wwi 500s BCE-200s CE 1500s CE 3500s 60os E BCE Early Classical Late Enlightenment World War I 70os CE 200s 500os CE Antiquity Colonialism httbs://ubload.wikimedia.org/wikibedia/commons/d/d/Timeline of World History.bng


  15. Crisis and Christianity Guess what's next!


  16. Thanks! Any questions? You can find me at: The Augustan Blog anirudh.kanisettiagmail.com