Rulership of Early China: Chinese History, Culture, Dynasties, Mythology

Examine the rulership of early China.

Describe the life and thought in early China. How one rules and how members of society experience that rulership are issues of great importance to these early writers. Write a brief essay in which you use unique examples from our assigned course readings to determine rulership in the context of early China. How did rulers maintain authority? How did they legitimate their claims to that authority? What expectations existed not only for rulership but also for those who were ruled?