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The student will identify the major achievements of Chinese and Indian societies from 1100 BCE to 500 CE.


Describe the development of Indian civilization; include the rise and fall of the Maurya Empire, the "Golden Age" under Gupta, and the emperor Ashoka.


Explain the development and impact of Hinduism and Buddhism on India and subsequent diffusion of Buddhism.


Describe the development of Chinese civilization under the Zhou and Qin.


Explain the impact of Confucianism on Chinese culture; include the examination system, the Mandate of Heaven, the status of peasants, the status of merchants, and the patriarchal family, and explain diffusion to Southeast Asia, Japan, and Korea.


Explain how the geography of the Indian Subcontinent contributed to the movement of people and ideas.

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