The Importance Of The Han Dynasty

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Han Dynasty was the major turning point in Chinese history. Due to this, it had main sources of which explaining its contribution to the strength and success of the empire. There are both technological innovation and cultural achievement that are both considered as strength and success of the empire. Nonetheless, cultural achievement would be considered superior when dealing with contributing to the strength and success of the empire cosmopolitanly through its support of the economy through Silk Road and the religion.
The Han Dynasty emerged in 202 B.C. after the decline of the Qin Dynasty. The Han dynasty was established by the founder Liu Bang, and he is known by his title “Han Gaozu”. His title “Han Gaozu” means “Exalted Emperor of Han.” Through the ruling and his successors, it quickly established and took the control over the country. The differences between the Qin Dynasty , the dynasty before the Hans, and the Han is that the Han emperor discarded the harsh policies of the Qin Dynasty. Not only that, the people in the Han followed more of Confucian principles rather than Legalism, and “soon became the basis for the creation of a new state philosophy.” However, despite the differences, there were similarities as well. The ruler, Han Gaozu, and his successors kept some of the practices the Qin Emperor followed. These practices are the system of local government and the division of the central government into three ministries: the military, civil service, and censorate.

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