Check Your Understanding Questions
What were some of the legacies or characteristics of each of the three dynasties of ancient China?
What effect did the Warring States period have on the development of Confucianism and Legalism?
How did Daoist concepts help the Chinese people deal with the chaos of the Warring States period?
Describe a few of the ways in which nomadic cultures and societies differed from their agrarian neighbors.
How would you describe the relationship between the Xiongnu and the Han dynasty of China?
What role did changing climatic conditions play in the lifestyle of the people of the Inner Asian Steppe?
Compare and contrast the roles of women in politics in ancient Korea and Japan, including Queen Himiko (Japan) and Queen Seondeok (Korea).
How might climate change have affected the development of early Japanese culture?
How did Chinese and Korean culture influence the development of Japanese culture during the Yayoi and Yamato periods?
To what extent was Buddhism liberating for women in India?
Following the development of Buddhism, how did changes in Brahmanism reduce the influence and prestige of the Brahman class as it evolved into Hinduism?