The Yuan Dharma is the most outstanding literary pieces in China. The Taoist Temple is still standing today. Today it is a tourist attraction for China. The dynasty came to an end, due to Zhu’s army being captured. Zhu is another ruler from the Yuan dynasty.
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.
The Han Dynasty was founded by Liu Bang in 206 BCE and lasted for 426 years until corruption and weak leaders resulted in the breakup of the Han Dynasty into 3 kingdoms in 220 CE. The Han Dynasty was strong and had many achievements in its golden age. A golden age is a time of prosperity and new inventions in an empire. A golden age normally occurs when a new leader is selected to run the empire. The philosophy of government was Confucianism, and the style of government was a bureaucracy, which was when the emperor used many government officials to help him make decisions.
The Grand Canal is the World Heritage Site; it is the world’s longest canal or artificial river in the world and a famous tourist destination. The Grand Canal is for trade purposes and to reunite China from despair. After the Sui Dynasty fell, the canal was still being repaired and was being built bigger and bigger. Another construction project was the rebuild of the Great Wall of China. The Sui Dynasty was one of many dynasties that helped rebuild the 5,500 feet of the Great Wall.
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.
This had a unifying effect on the Chinese culture for thousands of years and is considered an important achievement under the Qin dynasty. Also a style of calligraphy was created which is still used in cards, posters and advertising. Other reforms during Qin rule include standardization of currency, weights and measures.” Some people hold the belief that Qin was a bad leader because they believe he is to bossy. For example, they say “ Qin always had to take control and have everything go his way. Qin killed 460 Confucian scholars, that makes it clear he is a bad leader.” However, this does outline the criteria that defines a bad leader because he was very bossy and did take control of everything.
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.
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).
Qin Shi Huang-Di has left a large impact on China, and by extension the world, that has lasted many years. Qin created the foundation of the Chinese country of today. Some scholars even believe that without Qin Shi Huang-Di, there would be no China at all (Gracie). Qin’s impact on the world was the creation of an entire country, a pretty impressive feat. Especially in his time, when nothing like China had ever been created before, his unification and reformation of China into a lasting country is inspiring.
Tang Emperor Wu, the ruler of the most influential empire, is calling for Confucius followers to strengthen their devotion to their values and beliefs linking Confucianism with their identity; Chinese culture. Because of this, conservative Chinese see Buddhism as a threat to social order in their country by reflecting many ideals that oppose to Confucian values which commanded the political and social life in the country for more than a century which had grown China into one of the most powerful empires worldwide, where people believed in understanding their role in life and following the Five Relationships under all circumstances to satisfy Heaven. Therefore, the spread of Buddhism represented a dishonor to the spirits by encouraging social disobedience. Additionally, Buddhism illustrated defiance to the Gods and ancient traditional spirits, seeing Buddhism as an unfavorable