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The Late Han Dynasty

Discussing and examining the Late Han Dynasty and its global connections.
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Colin McCarthy

on 16 October 2012

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By: Colin, Renee,
Abigail, and Annie The Later Han Dynasty Previous capital is moved to Luoyang Successful States Southwest into present day Tibet
North Korea
Northern Vietnam
Nomadic tribe land to the north and west Expansion Cai Lun creates a thinner paper
Han invent the watermill
Horse collars did not restrict breathing like before
Horses are bred for use as calvary
Dependable crossbow triggers are created
Thousands of miles of roads are built(Started in the Qin dynasty) connecting the empire
Invention of the seismometer
Acupuncture is developed
Herbal medicines improve Technology Rivalries begin
Yellow River causes mass flooding
Wang Mang takes the throne
Civil War Begins
Yellow Turban Uprising
Weak Internal Government
Inequitable Land Distribution Internal Relations Silk is valuable across Asia and Europe
Silk Road brings profit to China
Silk Road links China to Europe through trade Trade and Economics of
The Later Han Dynasty Notable Rulers of The Later Han Dynasty Emphasis of the Silk Road
Europe and China connect for the first time External Relations Ghosts and Spirits are thought to be real
Confucianism becomes the main philosophy of the Later Han Dynasty
Daoism also grows in The Later Han Dynasty but isn't as large as Confucianism Religion and Philosophy Laws are Created by the Emperor
Follows same code as the Qin
Cements the laws in place Laws within the Later Han Dynasty In the dynastic family: Rulers must be within the family
Merchant families were city based
Men were required to go to war for at least 2 years, disrupting family life
Fathers and other male members of the family have authority Family Structure Status depended on "location" in social institutions
Had to prove themselves in new family after marriage
Must follow the "three submissions"
Mother-In-laws have authority Women and their Rights in
The Later Han Dynasty Emperor is the top
Below him are the Three counselors of state: Minister of the Masses, Imperial Chancellor and Grand Marshal
Finally the other nine ministers who headed a specialized ministry The Political System of
The Later Han Dynasty Conducted a census every four years
Emperor has power over most of the government
Imperial Court handles all uprisings
Emperor could use the military at his disposal Sources of Government Power Very fragile
A number of rebellions occurred
The Yellow Turban Rebellion Social Structure Within
The Later Han Dynasty There were few slaves in The Later Han Dynasty
State-owned slaves worked in palaces or offices
Private-owned slaves worked on domestic tasks including farming Slavery Thank You For Watching. Important Dates in The Later Han Dynasty 9 BCE.-23 CE: The Later Han Dynasty or Eastern Han separates from the previous Han dynasty
25 CE: Official start of the Later Han Dynasty
220 CE: The Han Dynasty divides into three separate kingdoms Wang Mang (9-23 C.E.): Responsible for major reforms and economic problems. Killed and besieged.
•Liu Xiu (5 B.C.-57 C.E.): Tried to restore the fallen Han Dynasty
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