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Transcript of Han Dynasty
Beca Piascik Group Members Cultural Exchange Economic Exchange Conflicts Solutions Advancements Was Han Dynasty The Best? The Han Dynasty today About the Han Dynasty The Han Dynasty began by the emperor of the Qin dynasty being overthrown The people were sick of the tyrannous government The Han Dynasty: Included Confucian principles which focused on unity and the worship of ancestors The Han Dynasty expanded it's territory and is known for their literature and arts Today China still covers much of the same land that was established during the Han Dynasty.
‘Han’ is often used interchangeably with ‘Chinese’: the language is referred to as the Han language, and over 90% of Chinese nationals regard themselves as Han Chinese – ‘Hanren’.
There's a custom of giving material comforts for the deceased is still going on today, relatives providing paper representations of luxury items for their dead.
Much of the Confucian ideology for governance in the Han period is still present, they stated the need for personal advancement and government through learning and individual merit.
Confucian ideals on ritual etiquette and diplomacy are still being practiced. The Han Dynasty:
A period of advancement and
organization Bibliography SOME OF THE GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS Agricultural advancements like the creation of irrigation, water conservation and advanced farming tools helped the economy Contact the West through the Silk Road was established during the Han Dynasty and this helped to extend the Dynasties territory The invention of paper helped to document and spread ideas throughout the region Government Paper Silk Silk Road
Trade growth, led to contact with other civilizations, introduction of Buddhism Production of Silk
raised silkworms, fabric is strong, in high demand and costly Products
Iron armor and swords Arts, sciences and technology helped to improve life Architecture
Built magnificent palaces Sima Qian wrote Records of the Grand Historian (Shiji)
Became a model for Chinese history Technology
Paper: created books Farming
Iron plow, wheelbarrow Science:
seismograph to measure earthquake tremors
acupuncture, used needles to cure disease and relieve pain
compass, sundial, water mill, ship's rudder Red: Silk Road Routes
Teal: Other trade Routes
Orange: Han Dynasty Empire
Black Dots: Trade Centers • With all the achievements they were able to trade with more foreign countries
•Trading with foreign countries caused them to have cultural diffusion •Paper, porcelain, and the wheelbarrow were invented causing them to grow economically
•The Han economy was defined by significant population growth increasing urbanization, unprecedented growth of industry and trade, and government experimentation with nationalization.
•The Silk road facilitated the establishment of foreign and domestic trade and tributary exchanges with countries across Europe.
•Diplomatic missions and trade were established with ancient Rome, India and other countries due to the Silk road. Introduction of acrobatics and traditional fighting central government and individual state government derived from emperor and princes ruling princedoms seismographs, acupuncture, compass, and ship rudders are still used today Science continues to allow for the spread of ideas and documentation is still considered a luxury and used throughout the world Territory of the Han Dynasty The long wars the Han dynasty partook in were strenuous the economy. To fund the wars Emperor Wu enforced high taxes, monopolized goods and annexed land from nobles. Fraudulent government practices also contributed to the empire's shortage of money
The empire had a hereditary succession of emperors,
which resulted in a series of child emperors. The
advisers appointed to look after these children tried to
overtake the young emperors which led to the downfall
of the Han dynasty when one finally succeeded. As the surplus of wealth depleted through taxation and monopoly of goods the dynasty slipped into a state of decline Bibliography continued A History Of World Societies. 6th ed. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin
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-One of the great Chinese inventions: paper was invented
Intellectual, literary, and artistic endeavors flourished. They prospered domestically: agriculture, handicrafts and commerce flourished, and the population reached 50 million.
-Most of the folk customs from the Han Dynasty are still here now. Jade is still a very popular stone for jewelery and is associated with semi-mythic properties and mysticism.
In Confucius’ book The Great Learning the ideal for self-improvement is outlined: ‘From the Son of Heaven down to the mass of the people, all must consider the cultivation of the person the root of everything.’ "9c. Han Dynasty — Cultural Heights." www.ushistory.org. N.p.. Web. 14 Jan 2013. <http://www.ushistory.org/civ/9c.asp>.
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<http://www.historyhaven.com/wiki/index.php?title=The_Han_Dynasty:_Economy>. whose Records of the Grand Historian have a detailed chronicle from the time of Emperor Xia to Emperor Wu. The Han Dynasty produced China's most famous historian, Sima Qian. -The Han dynasty is best known for having turned China from a congeries of feudal states into a unified country and establishing Confucianism as its dominant ethical and political philosophy. -Reunited China and brought reforms in the administration and Chinese culture which were supreme in the lives of the people under Emperor Qin Shihuangdi's rule. -Chinese people to this day still call themselves "people of Han," in honor of the Liu family and the dynasty they created. -Advances in technology also marked the Dynasty.