You may use the textbook for background information, but the paper must be principally based on your reading of the assigned primary sources.
1. Describe the influences that Confucianism, Legalism, and Buddhism had on Chinese empires and society. In the period we have studied so far, how were specific elements of these ideologies incorporated into various governments and aspects of society, and, where relevant, to what end?
2. How did the interactions between Han (the ethnic group, not the dynasty) and non-Han peoples and cultures shape the formation of Chinese empires and civilization in the period covered by class so far? Use specific examples.