The Qin dynasty of China changed the region by replacing the decentralized feudal kings with a central imperial administration, elements of which survive to the present day. First emperor Qin Shi Huang China unified the various feudal states through military might introducing a unified legal system. The Qin emperors would not long survive but the following Han dynasty chose to retain many of the Qin systems and traditions upon seizing power around 200 B.C. Seventy years later Emperor Wu inherited a nation at the height of its power in the ancient world. According to the scholars of the University of Hong Kong “He [Wu] accepted the advice of the Great Confucianist Dong Zhongshu…and officially adopted Confucianism as the ideological creed of the Han dynasty.” (U. of Hong Kong, 2007, p. 49-50).
The Zhou dynasty was founded by King Wen of the Ji family in 1076 B.C, after the Shang dynasty ended. This dynasty had three specific achievements; it had a unique social hierarchy, a standardized spoken language, and an extensive time of reign. The Zhou dynasty’s standardized spoken language was considered a huge advancement in Chinese history and was later used throughout many Chinese dynasties. Language helps bond society together, which may be a contributing factor to the length of the Zhou Dynasty. This spoken language was one of the most well known accomplishments of the Zhou dynasty along with the Mandate of Heaven.
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 Tang Dynasty was a monarchy(King and Queen). His rule started several centuries of economic prosperity(success in business) and cultural vibrancy(vibrancy: liveliness). The Tang had the most impressive and detailed law system. The Law system included four basic forms, Lu is for criminal law, Ling is for institutional regulations, Ge is for administrative rule, and Shi is formula of official document. In the Tang dynasty, there were eight social class.
New England emerged as the leading manufacturing center as a result of the abundant waterpower the region held for driving new machinery and seaports for shipping goods. The decline of maritime and industry made capital available for manufacturing and the decrease of farming in the region brought ready labor supply. As the factory system expanded, it encouraged the growth of financial businesses such as banking and insurance. Transportation including roads and canals such as Pennsylvania 's Lancaster Turnpike and the Erie Canal stimulated economic growth. Another factor that impacted the region was Eli Whitney 's brilliant mechanical invention of interchangeable parts that became the basis for mass production methods in the new rising factories that were sprouting and
The Zhou Dynasty The Zhou Dynasty existed from 1046 BCE to 256 BCE. This dynasty came after the Shang Dynasty and went away when the Qin army captured Chengzhou. It was one of China’s dynasties that also existed longer than any other dynasties in China. But, what is a dynasty? A dynasty is a set of rulers from the same family or group.
Introduction The period of Zhenguan in the Tang Dynasty is one of the most powerful and prosperous period in the long history of ancient China. 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
Sui Dynasty The Sui Dynasty (pronunciation “Swei”) is the fifth dynasty. This dynasty lasted for about 38 years; it ruled from 581 AD to 618 AD. When the dynasty inded in 618 the way it ended was that Yang's own mistress or (wife) assassinated him. The most famous ruler was Yang Jian. He was one of three rulers who ruled this dynasty, but this was one of the most famous and productive emperors.
Eventually, there was a massive peasant rebellion called the Yellow Turban rebellion, which was caused by a long period of famine and government corruption, and that set the stage for the Han Dynasty 's final collapse. There are many factors that caused the Han Dynasty 's collapse, but fundamentally it was the government 's failure, in both the first and second declines, to ensure that corrupt officials would not take full control of court and ignore the plight of the populace. These failures to prevent corruption and famine led to both internal collapses of the central Imperial government which caused the coups and rebellions. In both Athens and Han China, Golden Ages were ruined by the failure of governments to prevent internal revolt and issues with governance. While Athens and the Greek regime as a whole fell from one state seizing too much power over other states, Han China fell, twice, from corrupt officials seizing power and wealth for themselves while allowing too many citizens to suffer.
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.