Thesis: During the Han Dynasty, techonogy was almost exclusively viewed positively, while in the Roman Empire, the attitude regarding technology varied.
Qin Shi Huang-Di has left a large impact on China, and by extension the world, that has lasted many years. Qin created the foundation of the Chinese country of today. Some scholars even believe that without Qin Shi Huang-Di, there would be no China at all (Gracie). Qin’s impact on the world was the creation of an entire country, a pretty impressive feat. Especially in his time, when nothing like China had ever been created before, his unification and reformation of China into a lasting country is inspiring. Qin is sometimes credited “with establishing the world’s first truly centralized bureaucratic empire” (Gracie). Furthermore, his format of a centralized bureaucratic empire would be the basis for many other empires and countries that would
Han, China and Imperial Rome both had similarities and differences in terms of political control throughout the classical period. Both empires had major differences about their perspectives on what main element could hold their political jurisdictions together, Imperial Rome favored law codes since one would try to obey if they didn’t want to be punished for their actions whereas Han, China reinforced confucius teaching even though they had some laws as well because they thought virtues would guide everyone to follow the right path in the political system. However, both had similarities facing problems with the administration of good bureaucrats who could really reinforce tight vigorous decisions to help political power run smoothly along with
In the World History textbook, “The Human Experience”, a Confucian essay by Jia Yi, and a newspaper article by T’an Hsiao-Wen, it tells us how the Qin Dynasty came to an end. The most reliable source for the end of the dynasty was the Confucian essay by Jia Yi.
It says in TCI that the Han made improvements on the Chinese governments and they softened the harsh rules and brought back Confucianism into that government. It says in the text “The government of China during this time functioned as a bureaucracy. A bureaucracy is a large organization that operates using a fixed set of rules and conditions.” this shows that the government changed because of the Hans and for that better, with a bureaucracy it was strong and effective. During this time it says in the text that “They had many responsibilities, including overseeing the maintenance of roads and canals.” At this time they also got ready for a family or any type of great disaster.This shows that these people were always getting ready in case of famine or anything. The text also says that “Before the Han dynasty, social status determined which government officials got jobs. The Han, however, based their choices on ability and knowledge”this shows that the people had based their standards on these people by their knowledge and ability and not status or blood, which was a huge and different thing that he 'd never happened and was the beginning of something new. So this was the second reason that I think the Han government was
Classical Athens and Han China are different from each other by its size and scope, the types of government, and how philosophers influence their societies. Athens was located in modern-day Greece next to the Mediterranean Sea. China was located in East Asia next to the Pacific Ocean.
In conclusion, the two civilizations believed in entirely different ways to govern themselves and they both had completely different values of individuals. Athens had a strong confidence in each male citizen, believing that men were higher over all. They believed each man should engage in government and contribute their thoughts. On the other hand, Han China did not cherish the individual, instead, they believed men were a part of nature. They also believed that people should behave, be kind to others, and let the higher classes govern
The Gupta empire and the Qin dynasty were highly advanced empires of their day. The Gupta empire started on 320 BCE and ended on 530 CE. The Qin dynasty, lasting a lot shorted and starting earlier, laster from 246 BCE to 207 BCE. The Gupta empire and the Qin dynasty are mostly different, but they show some notable similarities. One difference is their religion. The two dynasties believed in two different forms of religion. Another difference is their technological advancements. Technology was used differently in each empire. Finally, the Gupta’s and the Qin had similar politics and government.
From 600 b.c.e to 200 c.e 2 empires with distinct political, religious and social structures were formed in Han China and Classical Greece. The Han dynasty differed greatly with Classical Greece in how it governed, what they believed and its social structures which lead to it being able to sustain a much larger population and last for a much large period of time compared to classical; Greece.
The Qin and Han employed different philosophies on how to run their dynasties. The Qin used controlling Legalistic ideas while the Han used the relationship building Confucianism. The Qin and Han had a different relationship with outsiders because the Qin preferred to keep foreigners out while the Han wanted to build a relationship with them. The Qin and the Han each contributed to the growth of China’s culture and expansion. The developments in trade, foreign relations, and building expansive building projects in the Qin and Han Dynasties effected the design of every dynasty
Different periods throughout China’s history have different names, known as dynasties, for the diverse positions within its society. Theoretically, all of the periods are similar, with the government and military officials ranking high in the hierarchy, and the average everyday people being under regular Chinese law. Throughout China’s history, the society has been organized into a hierarchic system of socio-economic classes, known as the four occupations. The four occupations system seems to have become distorted after the commercialization of Chinese culture during the Song Dynasty. Even though the social rankings within the country are not as predominant as they once were, the people living within the country still know their “place” within the society.
Rome from 71 BCE to 476 BCE and Han China from 206 BCE to 220 BCE are two very well-known classical empires. These two empires have similarities and differences in their political systems, religion, and social structure. The romans had a democratic government whereas China had a singular ruler. Imperial Rome was monotheistic and Han China was polytheistic. While they both had similar class structures, China had a three tiered social system and the Romans only had two divisions in their class structure.
Being 520 years apart caused Han China and the Gupta Empire of India to differ in their political administration but share similarities in their economic development and treatment of women.
The government became a bureaucracy he strengthen the military, and made giant technological advances. Qin developed legalism forcing his power of the government on people, only forcing his power that enabled him to build his tomb. If his people did not follow these rules they would have been severely punished. Like other second wave civilizations China absorbed the religion of
The first and highest of them all were the Gentry, consist of the wealthy landowners, then the Peasants, next were the farmers. Farmers make up 90% of the population, as farming was the most common job as the wealthymen owned land. Then comes the craftsmen and the merchants, are the lowest social class as their income comes from other wealth. With the different social classes , it come with an Emperor, who controls and maintain all citizens privileges. In addition, like other past empires, men were seen as the more dominant gender than women. Now come the Han dynasty’s social structure. They also consist of four groups, however, the positions are changed. The upper class was filled with the emperor, the military, his court, and scholars who are represented as the government. Next are the largest of them all, the peasants. They were tenant farmers who were used for military services and abused by nobles such as the aristocrats. Then the artisans who produces goods and luxury goods for the daily life. Lastly, the merchants were the lowest class, they were the ones who buys and sells goods that other people produced. The change in social structure was expressed by the Emperor of Han, who sought to take a different perspective in ruling, mainly the cruel laws and policies of the previous dynasty, Qin dynasty. He reintroduced the ideas of Confucianism, mainly the importance of family, which has been spread throughout the world and is used in today’s modern