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Han Dynasty

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Katie Hernandez

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Specialized workers in the Han Dynasty included paper makers, farmers, government officials, and Daoist and Buddhist nuns.
The Keeping Of Records Becomes Easier and More Common
Complex Institutions Can Include Any Form Of Government Or Organization
Specialized Workers
Complex Institutions
Record Keeping
The Han Dynasty lowered taxes
They influenced the East just like how Greece and Rome influenced the West
Central Government, authority controls the running of the state
The Han Dynasty lasted from 206-220 A.D.
It was divided into two periods (Western/Former Han and Eastern/Later Han)
Emperors had the highest authority
Envoys from Central Asia, West Asia, and Japan visit
Liu Bang was the first emperor of the Han Dynasty
During his reign, he softened harsh punishments
The Han Dynasty lasted more than four hundred years
A common written language was invented at this time (not just for scholars and nobility)
Paper become more convenient for record keeping
The Shiji (right), or "Historical Records" recorded information about various people, including the nomadic "barbarians" who lived on the empire's borders
Monday, May 5, 2014
By: Katie Hernandez, Kimberly Lum, Dominique Ortesi, and Kiana Sisneroz
Advanced Cities
Technology Improves In Farming And Invention
Improved Technology
The Han Dynasty had created roads and defensive walls. The roads were created for transportation, trading and for communication. The defensive walls were built to protect the community from outsiders. The Great Wall of China was part of the Han Dynasty. The Great Wall, was created to protect the people of the enemies. The Silk Road was created to communicate with the other tribes and trade with the other tribes. The Roads helped expand the tribes. The roads and walls helped build new cities and Kingdoms, "Feudal Kingdoms," in Eastern China. These roads brought different cultures into, Chinese ruling.
A collar harness for horses was invented which allowed horses to pull heavier loads
A more efficient plow with two blades was invented
Invented the wheelbarrow to move goods
Started using water mills to grind grain
Poetry, literature, and philosophy thrived during the reign of the Han Dynasty's Emperor Wudi (141-86 B.C.)
Opened the Silk Road
Developed water clocks, sundials, astronomical instruments, and the seismograph
Conquest of neighboring regions in 101 B.C. allowed the Han access to horses for transportation and cavalry
Invention of paper (mainly found in tombs)
The Han Dynasty In Focus
The Han Dynasty
The Han dynasty was an advanced civilization because, after many dynasties it had improved China’s territory, technology, and philosophical ideas.
Ruling for more than four hundred years, it was divided into two periods (Western/Eastern Han). Even though the Han lost power, they regained it after 9 A.D. Even nowadays some people in China still consider themselves “People of the Han.”

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Names And Events
The Han Dynasty rose after a civil war and the death of Qin Shihuangdi, the emperor of the Qin Dynasty
Liu Bang was the first emperor of the Han Dynasty
Emperor Wudi (141-86 B.C.) allowed the growth of poetry, literature, and philosophy. He regained control of territories in southern China and northern Vietnam. He conquered Ferghana in 101 B.C., wrote the "Shiji", an important government-sponsored histories.
Han Dynasty ruled for more than four hundred years (206 B.C.-220 A.D.). They ruled for two periods: Western/Former Han (206 B.C.-9 A.D.) and Eastern/Later Han (25-220 A.D.)
Disputes among factions, including the families of imperial consorts, contributed to the dissolution of the Western Han Empire, but the Eastern Han Dynasty rose a generation later.
Ban Chao (32-102 A.D.), a member of a prominent literary family, reasserted Chinese control of Central Asia from 73-94 A.D.
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