Imagine being put to death for reading. During the Qin Dynasty anyone who read something the government didn't approve of was either quartered, cut into four pieces, or beheaded. Qin Shi Huangdi was a major turning point in history because he succeeded in unifying the empire, standardizing the writing system, the monetary system, length measurements, which in doing ensured that he built a lot of infrastructure. He also implemented Legalism, the use of Legalism pushed the subjects to have large projects, those construction projects helped the big region prosper later.
THE TANG DYNASTY GRADE 10 WORLD HISTORIES CHINESE DYNASTY PROJECT Done by: Rama Nidal 10D Table of content: 1. The Rise of the dynasty a. Factors that helped the Tang Dynasty come to power b. How they came to power c. Parts it controlled d. Changes it made to the empire 2. The Social aspect of the dynasty a.
When building their country, it is no surprise that Japan looked to their neighbors, China, to model their country. During The Great Reform of 645, Japan began forming their imperial nation. From government to economy to philosophy, Japan created a nation based off the Tang Dynasty. Japan boldly adopted legal codes, confucian policies, and even the risky land distribution system. In particular, Japan in the beginning of its rule enacted certain systems to rid their nation of the clansmen who controlled different districts.
I. Forged twice, first in 500 BC and again in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the Silk Road has enriched culture for 2500 years. Exploration of the Taklimakan desert's edges was first spurred by the Han Dynasty's desperation to defend itself from the Xiongnu. Thousands of years later, European empires saw the trade potential Chinese leaders had seen previously. Archeologists made the perilous journeys of Silk Road traders and began to uncover ancient manuscripts, all the while keeping their own record that very closely paralleled those which they discovered. Sir Aurel Stein, a foremost archeologist in the area, saw the Silk Road as a "… special meeting ground of Chinese civilization, introduced by trade and political penetration,
Paekche also set up institutions. The Choson Dynasty, which was established accepted Confucianism as the official ideology and developed a Confucian system of education, ceremony and civil administration. When Korea was invaded by many West European countries including Japan in the late 19th century, the Confucianists raised "righteous armies" to fight against the aggressor. Today, Confucian ancestral worship is still prevalent and filial piety highly revered as a virtue in Korean
During the period of Zhenguan, the politics was bright, the populations of people increased obviously, the communications with foreign countries in Asia and European were frequent, the agriculture and handicraft developed, and China became the most powerful countries in Asia. It is amazing that the period of Zhenguan appeared just after thirty-one years after the establishment of the Tang Dynasty in 618. To analyze the inconceivable appearance of the period of Zhenguan in the Tang Dynasty, Emperor Taizong of Tang (Li Shimin) was the person who could not be ignored, because he was the second emperor in the Tang Dynasty and Zhenguan was the reign title of him. His fantastic leadership was one of the most important elements caused the flourished period in the early stage of the Tang
THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA The Great Wall of China is more than 6,000 km long and runs from the Yalu River on the border with North Korea to the Gobi Desert. The Great Wall was built to protect the Han Chinese people from Manchurian and Mongolian invaders. Minor kings, called warlords, built individual walls to defend their territories during the period of the Warring States (403 BCE to 220 BCE). These individual walls were connected into one Great Wall by the first Chinese emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, during the latter part of his reign (246 BCE to 208 BCE).
Since the start of time and people are moving around and trying to find shelter. When humans decided to settle and live in one location of land that caused the creation of many great civilizations. One of the greatest civilizations of all time is the ancient Chinese, which is the home of many dynasties such as the Han, Xia, Xi’an, and many more. The dynasty that we are discussing for our project is the Xi’an by comparing its past and present in the following topics which are geography, population, culture, transportation, government and finally trade. Firstly Xi’an is located in the east of Western China in the middle of The Huanghe River.
China, up until the Qin Dynasty, consisted of independent states controlled by kings fighting each other for land and power. This time period was called The Era of Warring States, which lasted two hundred years. After this time, the Qin Dynasty rose to power. They conquered all other dynasties, and established a centralized government, unifying China for the first time. The dynasty that succeeded the Qin, the Han, continued the centralized government and they started a westward expansion that would encourage trade and cultural diffusion.
Sun Yat-sen, the great forerunner of the Chinese revolution, and our ancestors instructed us, We have done their behest, and we have done so now. " - September 1949, Mao Zedong, the first plenary session of the CPPCC opening speech. In his early revolutionary career, Mao Zedong had made puzzling comments on the revolution led by Sun and his Three People's Principles. In Mao's view, the Three People's Principles are conceptually compatible with communism, especially in the doctrine of the people's livelihood, and both of them have nature of revolution in common.
The election of the first president of a new nation would seem to be that country’s political turning point, but in the case of America’s election of George Washington, it was not. The United State’s Government was still a bicameral legislature and had two opposing political parties, Federalists and Antifederalists. It was only when the first transfer of power took place in The Revolution of 1800 that American politics had reached their turning point. This was the first case of a change in government where no blood was shed, the First Party System disintegrated, and the next three presidents were from a totally new political party.
The Han Dynasty was an empire based around Confucianism. Confucianism was founded by Confucius during the Warring States Period (475 BCE-221 BCE) in China. During this period, China lacked a strong central government, so many teachers strived to create ways to preserve order in China. The teachings of Confucius are written in four books. The most famous book is Lun Yu, or the Analects.
The era of the Han dynasty in China, simply referred to as ‘Han China,’ was an extremely prominent one, with power that almost rivaled the Romans themselves. During this period of China, achievements and accomplishments reached new heights as the Silk Road opened, which allowed connection with the western world. However, even with all this, Han China still fell, thanks to opposing forces in the form of nomadic tribes, several natural disasters that were interpreted as angry messages from the gods, and internal/political unrest. During the Han dynasty and the opening of the Silk Road, there were several aggressive, nomadic tribes that centered around the Asian area.
In the Classical era, two very comparable empires carried out the cycle of rising and falling on the far western and eastern ends of Eurasia. While only Rome had to struggle to grow from a single city to an enormous empire, both Rome and Han China rose to power on the backs of their brutal armies. And, the fall of both empires negatively impacted the life of common people as well as the cultivation of culture across Eurasia. In the beginning of its reign, the Roman empire labored to grow from an impoverished city-state into a more expansive political force.
In order to understand the similarities of how order was in the Han Dynasty and Roman Empire from 300 BCE to 300 CE, the beginnings of each empire should be understood. Before the Han Dynasty rose, the Qin Dynasty, which overtaxed their citizens and regulated their laws by censoring education (burning books). The Roman Empire started out as a city-state which began to conquer neighboring regions, such as Italy, and expanded through warfare. However, from 300 BCE to 300 CE, the Han Dynasty and Roman Empire both created order in society by having an agrarian economy, ideologies, and establishing an authority that shaped social structures. The first similarity of how the Romans and the Han both created order in society, from 300 BCE to 300 CE, was their agrarian economy.