Several inventions they had had a huge impact on the entire world, while some inventions steered the Chinese to great feats of engineering that would soon lead to The Great Wall of China and the Grand Canal. The following items are some of China's most notable and impressive discoveries and inventions made by the engineers and scientists of
The examination taken in order to receive a government position that was started during the Han Dynasty was also used during the Song Dynasty, so that people born into class were not automatically given government positions, but those who were intellectual and capable to hold a position were given the opportunity. Another factor that connects both of these dynasties is the fact that both have very similar religions, Buddhism, Daoism, and folk religion. The Han and Song Dynasties were by far two of the greatest Chinese
The Han dynasty was founded by a man of humble birth who led the revolt against the Qin dynasty. He was the first Chinese emperor who was a commoner. The dynasty followed the structure of the Qin dynasty dividing the country into administrative areas ruled by centrally appointed officials (Violatti 2013). They developed a salaried bureaucracy and promoted persons based on merit. The Han dynasty adopted the Confucian ideology which was about virtue, respect, obedience (filial piety), and moderation in all things.
Similar to the story of the Three Kingdoms and figures such as Zhuge Liang and the Liu Guan Zhang brothers, Zheng He was greatly glorified and honored and became a prominent figure in Chinese history and literature. One reason why Zheng He’s personification is this way is due to his platform which ultimately pushed for his positive image. The expeditions he took were extremely dangerous and arduous and with that, he was able to bring back commodities, geographical knowledge and spread Chinese culture and religion which were all part of most imperial and even modern China’s
CONFUCIOUS THE FOUNDER OF CHINA’S GREATEST TRADITIONS AND BELIEFS The one man who shaped and changed China wasn’t a famous emperor who fought a war or commanded an army. Instead he was a great philosopher and teacher whose ethics were handed down for centuries. His name is Confucius and he helped construct Chinas unique family structure and culture. His beliefs, his documents, and his teachings made Confucius to be the most renown influencers and teachers of his time. Confucius was able to shape the families of the ancient world of China in very subtle, yet powerful ways and these beliefs and traditions molded Chinese family’s well into the 20th century.
Calligraphy has been a form of writing for many different cultures throughout the world, but Chinese calligraphy is unmatchable. From a very early period in their history, Chinese calligraphy was not seen as a form of just decorative art, instead, it was viewed as the supreme visual art form. The very first Chinese writings are the inscriptions on the “Oracle-bones.” There are a number of factors that lead to calligraphy gaining this position of power, such as the materials used in calligraphy and the nature of writing Chinese Calligraphy.” Chinese Calligraphy is not just writing to the people of China, but for hundreds of years it has been seen as a supreme form of art. The first writings were so old that they are not even written on paper. The people of China have had a special connection with their writing for over a thousand years, and for many hundred of those they have judge their artwork based off of calligraphy.
The society from which the chariot was made from shows that they were advanced militarily. The chariot was a great advancement on the field. It could be used for fast advances and fast retreats. The chariot also helped economically. The chariot was a great way of exporting and importing goods into and out of China.
The seals used in each piece represented the calligrapher’s feelings. Chinese calligraphy was originally a method of written communication, but it grew to become so much more. It evolved into a beautiful art form and served as a basis for a new social structure. Calligraphy’s purpose was to be a form of communication. The art that developed from that was one of the most important art forms from ancient
The main scripture in Daoism is the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching). What is the history and importance of this text for the tradition? Daodejing is China’s classic philosophical literature that dates back to the Han Dynasty when it was first named as Laozi because it was believed to be written by
The party has been in power for much of the populations’ entire lives. Their policies have permeated almost every aspect of Chinese society. Mark Elvin says; “Chinese Communism did, during the time that it was a living faith and not just a discredited shell, provide the Chinese with a story by which to live. With its current disintegration they face the loss of not just one but of two systems of belief and life-orientation within a single century (Brown, 148).” This quote suggests that the CCP were so influential that they have almost become a belief system for the Chinese. The CCP were responsible for most aspects of the Chinese lives’.
The Asuka period brought the gradual growth of artistic and religious influences on Japanese culture from China. This influence grew even more during the Nura period as the Japanese began to model itself after the Chinese form and Buddhism spread through Japan. One example is the Triad, which was kept in the Yakushiji temple. The Chinese influence was apparent in its anatomical definition, realistic drapery, and naturalism. The Chinese influence in Buddhism thought and art was founded by Kukai, who traveled to China and studied Chinese Buddhism, also studied their calligraphy and poetry.
I believe the Han Empire collapsed because of the Silk Road, a trading route from China to the Mediterranean. It bought some pro’s and con’s, like the spread of different cultures and the spread of the Bubonic Plague not only across China but parts of Europe as well. The Black Death originated in Europe and was spread across the eastern part of the world. It killed many people in the Han Empire meaning it killed thousands upon thousands. "Since most Empires were not advanced in their sanitation systems it spread quickly".
Ming saw that religion in previous dynasties undergirded its power for centuries, stressing the emperor’s centrality. Ming wanted to strengthen the protocol of rites and ceremonies of religion. These rites will reinforce political and social hierarchies during his dynasty. These ceremonies solidified the Ming by portraying them as the moral and spiritual benefactors of their subjects. The emperor would occasionally attend the ceremonies such as sacrificial rites, that provided symbolic communion between the mortal and spiritual realms.
The men and women in China had very different roles that they payed (Connected Ed). During the Han Dynasty the amount of people that came to China was rising by a vast amount (Connected Ed). The Shang were very cruel to Chinese citizens, slaves, and to their nobles (King). The Chin used a lot of slaves, citizens, and poor farmers worked on the Great Wall Of China
He also wore the uniform of a triumphant general, which was established with the breastplate which he stolen from alexander the great’s tomb at Alexandria. Silk was so popular in roman empire many people tried to ban it by complaining about trade imbalance yet they could not ban it thus it’s proved there was lots of wealth shaped in governance also with the trade you can become wealthy without being a king or lord due to which many tension began to rise between wealth and politics even in today’s