In addition to upholding the traditions of China, K’ang-hsi was also the reason for many positive social and economic changes for China. K’ang-hsi was an expert in many different fields. He acted as a successful hunter, excellent military ruler, scholar, and committed political leader. During K’ang-hsi’s rule, he acquired vast amounts of land and a flourishing economy. A few places he conquered include Taiwan, Mongolia,
These raw materials were exploited for the benefit of the population because it demonstrated how these resources speak quickly and rapidly in England. Along with that, England had a trade base in their harbour and a Royal Navy that protected merchants and private traders. This allowed England to obtain maritime and colonial power in which explained how they had access to the environment. Documents 1 and 4 show how the population reacted to the resources and how they used them efficiency, which caused an advantage in England, since these raw materials were necessary for the Industrial
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.
Qianlong and Peter the Great expanded the borders which showed their global dominance. They both also had very long prosperous reigns which allowed them to make the most out of their time in charge. Fortunately for China and Russia these two leaders had the best interest for their respected countries in mind or their rules could have been much
The Great Wall was a 5,500 mile long wall with beautiful designs. It was amazing, but you have to ask yourself: Did the benefits outweigh the costs? Yes, the benefits did out weigh the costs because China was given more protection, The Great Wall provided merchants and travelers with services and The Wall contributed to China’s social rank. To start off, People who lived within China’s Walls were given more protection. In Document B, The Xiongnu were planning to invade China, as a result Wu Di decided to build a wall.
The Mongols had a lasting impression on the Chinese. The Yuan emperors had “improved upon the canals, transportation, and communication” to have a better outcome on trade profits (Doc 6). The Chinese hadn’t thought of boosting up their economy in this way; their idea was to produce more not make it easier to travel. In addition, the Mongols has a great system to get the word out to people the “messengers travel throughout his dominions more than 200,00 horses” (Doc. 8).
The essay will compare and contrast government between the Qin dynasty and the Tang dynasty. Both Dynasties have a great influences in Chinese Dynasty History. First of all, the Qin was the first dynasty of imperial China, lasting from 221 to 206 BCE. Its founder was Qin Shi Huang Di, who created the title “Huang Di” and this title was wildly used by later dynasties. 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.
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.
So, they sought out jobs such as shop sellers, blacksmiths, metallurgy, fishing, and government work. The developmental jobs and task created allowed for income and market economy to expand for china. They went further as to trade on land or sea throughout the eastern hemisphere. To travel they needed a ship or a boat to trade long distantly over sea. The increase production of trade allowed for China to make a social change.
For a brief time in world history, China dominated maritime exploration. Even though quite unintentionally, a previous century’s invention of the magnetic compass played a pivotal and facilitating role and provided Chinese sailors a two-hundred-year head start over their European counterparts. However, it was not until blending those navigational advancements of the day, together with nautical technologies of shipbuilding architecture and propulsion found China readily thrust to the forefront. Emperor Yongle of the Ming Dynasty desired to leverage those technologies to construct an immense armada attesting to the court’s military prowess. Supported by a backdrop of politically favorable winds and a generous endowment, the Emperor commissioned the undertaking of explorations to an experienced Admiral named Zheng He.