In 246 BCE Prince Zheng ascended to the Qin throne and lead the dynasty to vanquish all enemies and unite China under one ruler, himself, "The First Emperor," for the first time in history. It's debatable whether Emperor Zheng was one of the greats, but he wanted to be as he expressed good morals according to Confucian standards by climbing up five mountains, also known as his, "expeditions." At every mountaintop, Zheng carved his accomplishments on stone and left it there for the world to see. This act supported not only his dynasty, but the Confucianism teachings which believed the role of all great rulers was to lead their subjects in ritual. Heacily influenced by legalist teachings, Emperor Zheng also demonstrated more control over his subjects than previous
The voyages of Zheng He were remarkable for many reasons. One of the main reasons for his voyages being remarkable was the size of his ships. He had fighting ships, storage vessels and treasure ships measuring at 400 feet long. He sailed anywhere from 40 to 300 ships in each journey. Also, Zheng He's voyages were considered remarkable because of the gifts he distributed.
China 's Golden Age: Everyday Life in the Tang Dynasty - Notes Ch. 1 History (p. 1-18) Rebellion : 617-618 (p. 1) - Sui Dynasty falls to a combination of rebellions, invasions, bad campaigns, and mishandling of resources. - Commander Li Yuan (Gaozu) rose to power and forms the Tang Dynasty. Reconstruction : 618-683 (p. 1-4) - Gaozu claims western capital in 617 and renames it to Changan. - Reformation of government, education system, finances, and security.
Qin Shi Haungdi was one of the most important emperors in Chinese history; as the first emperor he needed to centralize the political economical and military power as one group, (theqin-dynasty-ag.weebly.com/government.html created by weebly ) The unification of china meant that Shi haungdi would have to create a standardized measurement, weight and a system of law that would apply to every part of China. He made the banliang coin of the Qin state the single currency of the new Qin Empire. He made forms of bronze money, which came in a number of different shapes and sizes, became obsolete. The standardisation of coinage can be seen as both a symbol of the emperor’s political authority and as an important economic development.
One term that I found in Chapter 12 was predominate. Predominate means to be the strongest or the main element. Zheng He started his voyages in 1405. His voyagers were more advanced compared to Christopher Columbus. He had more than 300 ships while Christopher Columbus only had 3.
Qing Dynasty or the Manchu dynasty was the last imperial dynasty of China. It ruled China from mid 17th century to early 18th century. Qing dynasty is the only imperial dynasty that is ruled by the foreigner not the Han Chinese. The Qing dynasty was originally non-Chinese people called Manchu who lived in the northeast region of China. After the Manchu-Qing rulers seized control of China in 1644, they moved quickly to preserve their traditional dress and other customs by asserting authority over the dominant Han Chinese.
Tang Dynasty(618B.C.-907B.C.)is one of the famous flourishing age. During this period the culture, technology, political, economy, and diplomacy are high development. In the four great inventions, gunpowder and printing were invented during this time period. The Tang Dynasty last for 289 years and it was reign by 21 emperors. Tang Kwok-hing and Li Yuan's son from the Taiyuan is the open-establishing themselves.
Han and Yuan Dynasties The Han Dynasty lasted from 206 BC up until 220 AD. The Han Dynasty was founded by Liu Bang. The Yuan Dynasty was about 1000 years later from 1271-1368. The Yuan Dynasty was founded by Kublai Khan, but he placed his grandfather on the imperial records as founder.
Emperor Kangxi was the fourth and longest reigning emperor of the Manchu Qing Dynasty during the late 17th century until the early 18th century. Historians consider him one of the greatest emperors in history because his policies ultimately led the Qing Dynasty in becoming one of the most successful and flourishing societies globally and historically. Emperor Kangxi believed the role of the emperor was to be benevolent and respectful to all of his subjects, and to create harmony within the nation, with the hope of ultimately restoring and expanding the Qing dynasty into a prosperous and economic empire. Kangxi had strict criteria for state official prospects. He believed it was very important to look into a person's moral and spiritual values
By the middle of the 14th century, the Yuan dynasty, run by the Mongols was in decline. Like all Chinese dynasties, it was coming to an end and the evidence that the rulers had lost the Mandate of Heaven was everywhere. The government was corrupt, spent too much money on wars, and they could not collect enough taxes from the population to provide them with the services to keep them content. In addition, many Chinese leaders grew tired of being ruled by the foreign Mongols. They wanted a return to China run by Chinese.