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Similarities Between the Han and Qin Dynasties

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Jevyn Glick

on 15 June 2015

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Similarities Between the Han and Qin Dynasties

By Jevyn Glick

The Qin dynasty was the first imperial dynasty of China.
The dynasty was formed after the conquest of six other states.
The founding emperor was Qin Shi Huang.
Believed in legalism.
Standardized laws and currencies.
Started the Wall of China
The Qin Dynasty
The Han Dynasty was the second imperial dynasty of China. Founded by the rebel leader Liu Bang.
The "Han Period" is considered a golden age.
Han Wudi was the most notable of all the emporers.
Lasted over 400 years.
The Han Dynasty.
Both dynasties had an emperor who ruled over the people.
Both were ruled by bureaucracy.
Both Dynasties split their land into provinces.

Similarities in Government.
Other Similarities
Both Dynasties contributed to the Great Wall of China.
Similar social ladder.
The Dynasties economy relied greatly on trading goods.
Differences Between the Dynasties
Qin dynasty had a stricter government than the Han's.
While the Han dynasty gave the emperor a lot of power, the Qin dynasty gave the emperor even more.
Han didn't tax citizens as harshly as then Qin dynasty did.
Qin was not shaped by religion like the Han was.
Han dynasty used artwork much more than the Qin dynasty.

Zhou (2003), 34.
Tanner 2010, p. 85-89
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