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Encyclopedia > 256 BC

Centuries: 4th century BC - 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC


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Zhou Dynasty Information - TextSheet.com (680 words)
In 771 BC, after King You had replaced his queen with a concubine Baosi, he was then sacked by the joint force of the queen's father, who was the powerful Marquess of Shen, and the barbarians.
The capital was moved eastward in 722 BC to Luoyang in present-day Henan Province.
The first, from 722 to 481 BC, is called the Spring and Autumn Period, after a famous historical chronicle of the time; the second is known as the Warring States Period (403 BC-221 BC).
Ancient China: The Great Unification: The Ch'in, 256-206 BC (1212 words)
By 256 BC, the Ch'in had become the most powerful state in China, and in 246 BC, the kingdom fell to a thirteen year old boy, Ch'eng.
Under their advice, in 232 BC, King Ch'eng, at the age of twenty-seven, began a vigorous campaign to unify and centralize all the northern kingdoms.
Ch'in shih-huang-ti died in 210 BC at the age of forty-nine; the amazing thing about the empire he had founded is that it collapsed only four years after his death.
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