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The Han Dynasty

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chelsea zhang

on 4 September 2014

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What History did the Han Dynasty rule?
The Han Dynasty ruled over China in 206 BC. After four years of war between Liu Bang and Xiang Yu, Liu Bang defeated his rival and established the Han Dynasty.

What type of rule did they have and what does this mean?
The Han Dynasty was complete monarchy which meant that all commoners had to obey the emperor under all circumstances. If they did not obey the emperor, they were probably killed.
What important artefacts did they leave behind?
Who was Han Wudi and what role did he play in expanding China?
Interesting information
What important developments happened in China during their reign?
The state started the production of salt and iron, coin casting (in China, coins were casted, not minted), the production of iron tools and of standard weights and measures, and the task to control water ways and water supply for crops was a great chance of development of inventions in these areas. The Han emperors had made several censuses to count the population and to control the households in tax registers.
These are 50cm tall terracotta soldiers that were found guarding the tomb of General Zhu Yafu. 3,000 of them were found in the tomb. General Zhu Yafu served Emperor Jing-Di and this "army" was in his tomb to protect him in the afterlife. Artefacts like this help historians as it allows them to learn more about burial beliefs and rituals. It also helps historians because it shows what materials were used in the Han Dynasty.
Terracotta animals
These piglets were found in the tomb of Emperor Jing. Hundreds of other terracotta animals were found in the tomb as well. The people from the Han Dynasty had a belief that you still had to eat in the afterlife so they put terracotta animals in tombs to feed the emperors in the afterlife. This source also demonstrates that the Han people had burial beliefs and that they used terracotta for many things.
Special Grain Tower
This artefact replicates like a grain tower that was around in the Han Dynasty. Most buildings in the Han period were colourful like this one. These tower replicas were found in Rich Landowner's tombs. This artefact is around 1 metre tall but the real towers stood about 3-6 storeys high. They were used for hiding when bandits came through the villages. These grain towers could provide many months of hiding from bandits because they had a lookout tower on top and a grain supply in the walls.
The Han Dynasty
by Tayla and Chelsea

Han Wudi was one of the most important emperors of the Han Dynasty. Han Wudi expanded the epmeror's territory north and west. At th same time the Han armies also defeated armies to the south, and the empire expanded into what are now northern Vietnam, Yunnan, Guangxi and Guangdong. By about 100 BC, the size of the Han empire was more than double what it was at the beginning.
The biggest products in the Han economy were iron, salt, copper, and silk.
Buddism first came to China during this time.
Han Dynasty is known as 'Golden Era' in Chinese history.
Han is named after a river in China.
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