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
Would live in the paddocks
Would live on the streets
Terra Cotta Army
Help build Great Wall
Were deprived of there rights and connections to their families
Their families siezed and kept as property by the government
Northern China the poor ate wheat noodles, steamed bread and bean curd.
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.
Slaves could not marry
They would capture soldiers on th border of the country and use them as slaves
One human being is legally the property of another
Most slaves were owned by the state instead of belonging to individuals.
Wang Mang was the first to set the basic outlines of rules regarding slavery and slave trade
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
Free people became slaves for crime
The government also sold slaves
Chinese slavery did not originate during the former Han dynasty (206 BCE.- CE 25), but it expanded rapidly at that time
They commonly bought children, mostly young girls, trained them to dance and sing, and resold them as entertainers