The widespread prosperity of the Tang/Song era was made possible through innovations and socioeconomic developments such as canal building, Chinese junks, deposit shops and flying money. The Grand Canal allowed for the movement of people and goods between from west to east, while the junks allowed the Chinese sailors and merchants to become a dominant force in Asian seas. The use of deposit shops and flying money allowed for the safer travels of the merchants at this time. 5. Explain the main social effects of these
An innovative political system - Three Departments and Six Ministries was established - the first in Chinese history. Under this system, the royal power was boosted and the work division in the court became detailed. Since this period, the way of selecting talent was thoroughly overhauled. The traditional Jiupin Zhongzheng (nine ranks of officials) Hierarchical System was changed by the Imperial Examination System, which connected studying, the taking of examinations and attaining an official position. It had a profound influence taking place the selection of talent in Chinese history.
During the Qin period, the administrator was seeking to create an imperial state which was consolidated by highly centralized imperial power and the ruler put heavy tax to support military power. However, the Qin dynasty did not late long due to its heavy control and rigorous bureaucracy. Despite its rapid fall, the Qin had a great impact on future dynasty’s governing system. Anther
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.
There was many continuities within the government, structure and culture. During 581 and 1279, China saw the advances in technology in Confucianism, while controlling alike government, structure, and culture. Initially, in the Sui, Tang, and Song dynasties there was abundant
New forms of writing such as cuneiform and hieroglyphics were used to keep records and write new ideas. There were also new laws and codes, such as Hammurabi’s Code and Confucianism. Both helped to govern its people in a fair and just manner. Lastly, there was trade. In China, the Chinese had the Silk Road which helped other civilizations connect, share and trade their inventions and this led to cultural diffusion.
As previously stated, the Sui dynasty came to be after China was in a period of instability, thus the fact that it was able to be rejoined was a huge achievement for the empire. Sui Yangdi came to power, in 604, after his father’s death, while that much may be true; it is believed he “did so after assassinating his father (the Wendi emperor) and his elder brother” (Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica, britannica.com). While this may seem alarming, it is also worth to mention that Emperor Wendi came to power after he “killed about 60 of his brothers and relatives and made himself the emperor of his kingdom” (Wu chinahighlights.com).
Gaozu’s son, Wu, notoriously went after the Xiongnu and continued to take more lands. Both the Hans and the Romans would have to deal with weak borders and pour money into defense and the military which increased taxes. The Roman economy had become so abysmal, it even had to go back to bartering at one point. Rome and China were so internally weakened by the strain of protecting their borders that they got easily overpowered by invading groups. Again, this is common theme seen across time, but the feeling of a constant fear of barbarians taking over that the Romans and Hans have is most predominantly seen again approximately 1000 years in the future when the Mongols take over much of Asia and
The outcome of this war affected America’s foreign policies, economy, and society as a whole. The first important effect the war of 1812 had was the way it changed foreign policy for America. One of the major problems before the war, was the way Britain forced neutral nations trade to go through British authorities first. Not only that but they’d take American seamen and force them into the British navy. This whole ordeal caused great upset in America and cause them to put up a bill that stated they would cut off trade with either Britain or France if the other dropped their trade restrictions.
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 Qin Army was the pinnacle of China’s technology during the years before 200 BCE, a way the Qin demonstrated their power was by conquering the seven warring and diverging states
For example, in China, individual families as well as lists of emperors are recorded throughout all dynastic changes. By taking note of those who pass and those who come to be, the individual is recording the history of the culture. It can also be claimed that individual persons invent certain technologies that start a change to the known world surrounding them. From the invention of cotton farms to the first ideas of war strategy, an individual person or family can be the beginning of something grand, a new way of life. Finally, it can also be argued that war lords and generals bring about the conquest and beginning of new territories as well as civilizations.
In the early 1900’s, Japan started to invade and occupy more and more Chinese territory. This upset the Chinese so under Mao Zedong, they drove the Japanese out. During Mao’s rule, the lives of the Chinese people were full of suffering. In the mid 1970’s, after Mao Zedong’s death, Deng Xiaoping became the leader of China. Deng Xiaoping’s establishment of international relations and the Four Modernizations affected the Chinese people in a positive way by making China a more modern and industrialized place.