Ancient Chinese Slaves

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Ancient Chinese Slaves by Mind Map: Ancient Chinese Slaves

1. Men

1.1. Age

2. Woman

2.1. Age

3. Children

3.1. Age

3.2. They commonly bought children, mostly young girls, trained them to dance and sing, and resold them as entertainers. Such slaves were sold at much higher prices than other slaves; an ordinary young slave man sold at 15000 cash and an adult slave woman at 20000 cash, while in the biography of King Chi-pei, it is recorded that around 160 BC he remarked boastfully of having paid 4,700,000 cash for four girls trained to do tricks

4. Poor

4.1. No payment

5. Country Slaves

5.1. Would live in the paddocks

6. City Slaves

6.1. Would live on the streets

7. Foreigners

7.1. Captured

8. Punishment

8.1. Terra Cotta Army

8.2. Help build Great Wall

8.3. Castration

8.4. Were deprived of there rights and connections to their families

8.5. Their families siezed and kept as property by the government

9. Diet

9.1. Rice

9.2. Pork

9.3. Duck

9.4. Northern China the poor ate wheat noodles, steamed bread and bean curd.

9.5. Spring Rolls

9.6. Dumplings

10. Housing

10.1. No House

11. Clothing

11.1. Footwear

11.2. Pants

11.3. Shirts

11.4. As a slave you would only get two linen shirts, two pairs of pants, one jacket, one pair of shoes, one pair of socks, an overcoat, and a wool hat. This may have been ideal, but not common.

12. Jobs

12.1. Cook

12.2. Wash

13. Marriage

13.1. Slaves could not marry

14. Wars

14.1. They would capture soldiers on th border of the country and use them as slaves

15. Religion

15.1. Toaism

16. Legal

16.1. One human being is legally the property of another

16.2. Most slaves were owned by the state instead of belonging to individuals.

16.3. Wang Mang was the first to set the basic outlines of rules regarding slavery and slave trade

16.4. In ancient China, the lives of slaves were the hardest of all Chinese. Many rich Chinese families had slaves to do the menial work for them, both in the fields and at home. The Emperor and his court usually owned hundreds or even thousands of slaves. Most people were born slaves because their mothers were slaves; other people were sold into slavery to pay debts and others were captured in raids or battle

16.5. Free people became slaves for crime

16.6. The government also sold slaves

16.7. New node

17. Population

17.1. Chinese slavery did not originate during the former Han dynasty (206 BCE.- CE 25), but it expanded rapidly at that time

17.2. They commonly bought children, mostly young girls, trained them to dance and sing, and resold them as entertainers