Ancient Chinese Slaves

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Ancient Chinese Slaves by Mind Map: Ancient Chinese Slaves

1. Woman

1.1. Age

2. Poor

2.1. No payment

3. City Slaves

3.1. Would live on the streets

4. Foreigners

4.1. Captured

5. Diet

5.1. Rice

5.2. Pork

5.3. Duck

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

5.5. Spring Rolls

5.6. Dumplings

6. Clothing

6.1. Footwear

6.2. Pants

6.3. Shirts

6.4. 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.

7. Jobs

7.1. Cook

7.2. Wash

8. Wars

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

9. Population

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

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

10. Men

10.1. Age

11. Children

11.1. Age

11.2. 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

12. Country Slaves

12.1. Would live in the paddocks

13. Punishment

13.1. Terra Cotta Army

13.2. Help build Great Wall

13.3. Castration

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

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

14. Housing

14.1. No House

15. Marriage

15.1. Slaves could not marry

16. Religion

16.1. Toaism

17. Legal

17.1. One human being is legally the property of another

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

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

17.4. 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

17.5. Free people became slaves for crime

17.6. The government also sold slaves

17.7. New node