The Shang Dynasty, also known as the Yin (or Shang Yin) Dynasty, is roughly dated from 1700-1050 B.C. The Shang Dynasty is best known for its jade and bronze. The first proven source of this dynasty’s existence was through the archaeological discovery of oracle bones and excavated graves. *3 more sentences During this Bronze Age of China, Many achievements and goals were reached. The Chinese built large cities with stable social class divisions aggrandized irrigation systems and utilized their supply of jade and of course, Bronze.
They also included a more organized system to make everyday desicions, laws and policies go a little more smoothly. This idea is called imperialism, and I think that it had a more positive impact on subjects overall. Two of the main empires that practiced imperialism were Rome and China. China got a lot of ideas from imperialism from the Romans, so there are a lot of similiarities
Ancient China was the center of the ancient world because they saw themselves as the middle kingdom. Influence of 2 ancient Chinese dynasties, the Qin dynasty and the Han dynasty, was astounding, as they made new innovations and techniques in their government. Their success was largely due to access to immense amounts of resources and innovative technologies that both dynasties used to have leverage civilizations nearby, and use for trade on the silk road. Quality of life for people living under the Qin dynasty wasn’t as good as compared to people living under Han rule. The Qin dynasty adopted Legalism as the dominant source of control over the people they ruled over while the Han dynasty adopted Confucianism to give merit or family connections.
China was part of a trade route called the Great Silk Road which connected it with Europe. The compass, porcelain, gunpowder was some of the Chinese inventions that made their way to Europe through The Great Silk Road. The Yongle emperor Zhu Di of the Ming dynasty had a favorite servant, Zheng He whom he sent of voyages to expand trade contacts, establish relationships with other foreign powers and bring back precious goods for the emperor. SO in 1405 they launched the first of seven voyages of explorations. He did this because he wanted to expand China’s tribute system; he wanted to have other nations pay tribute to China and not just the ones that were on Chinas
As the Roman Empire was reaching its peak, they wanted to show their superiority through architectural marvels like the Colosseum. Initially, the building was built to mark the reign of Vespasian, an emperor who took power after the disastrous rule of Nero. It showed stability in a time of political unrest. There was an almost militaristic order to the exterior with its evenly spaced arches and the interior with its structured circulation. The very structure itself had a constant rhythm of arches around the facade.
Silk Road and the art of China Introduction The silk road was an ancient trade route which was stretching from Japan and connected East Asia and Europe. The trade route was named after the trade of silk and horses, which was begun in the Han (207 BCE – 220 CE) dynasty. The Han dynasty took great interest keeping the trade route safe, expanding the Great Wall to protect their goods and traders. The trade played a significant role in the development of Chinese, Gogureyo (Korean) kingdom, Japan, India, Persia, Europe civilization. Other than silk, goods, philosophy, and technology also traded, playing a great role in the development of civilizations.
The Silk Road was a network of trade routes, formally established during the Han Dynasty of China, which linked the regions of the ancient world in commerce. As the Silk Road was not a single thoroughfare from east to west, the term 'Silk Routes’ has become increasingly favored by historians, though 'Silk Road’ is the more common and recognized name. Both terms for this network of roads were coined by the German geographer and traveler, Ferdinand von Richthofen, in 1877 CE, who designated them 'Seidenstrasse’ (silk road) or 'Seidenstrassen’ (silk routes). The network was used regularly from 130 BCE, when the Han officially opened trade with the west, to 1453 CE, when the Ottoman Empire boycotted trade with the west and closed the routes.
Expansion and Integration • Classical Civilizations adjusting to expansion. • Confucius, Buddha, and Socrates all between 550 and 400 BCE. • Felt the need to articulate central values and ethics. • China was more centralized. • Mediterranean was more diverse.
The Roman Empire and the Han Dynasty of China were two of the largest empires of the Ancient world. The Roman Empire lasted from 31 B.C. and fell to the German Goths in A.D. 476, for a total of 507 years and Ancient Chinese empire lasted from 27 B.C. to A.D 476, for a total of 503 years. In the Roman Empire, as well as the Han Dynasty, there were similarities.
Each civilization influenced each other in their ways and growth of trade. Trade in the classical civilization was a significant impact that shaped so much of the coming world. China was a strikingly impactful civilization when it came to trade. China used the Silk Road to trade, it connected China to the Middle East and Europe. China’s way of trade began a way for other civilizations to interact with one another.