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THE HAN DYNASTY

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Transcript of THE HAN DYNASTY

THE AGE
OF
HAN CHINA

INTELLECTUAL&ARTS
-Five Classics-written during the reign of the Zhou, the Five Classics were a series of written works inspired by Confucianism
-Art was detail-oriented and displayed craftsmanship
-Calligraphy became a prominent art form
-Artists worked with jade, ivory, bronze, and silk
-Mathematics focused on finding useful answers as opposed to theory
-Astronomy was studied throughout China
-Jupiter and Saturn's movements were calculated
-A rudimentary form of seismograph was invented
-The study of anatomy imroved hygiene and lengthened life spans
GEOGRAPHY
-Under Wudi, China's territory expanded drastically
-Korea, Indochina, and Central Asia
-Contact was made with India, Parthian, and the Mediterranean
-Borders Mongolia
-Has a coast on the Yellow Sea
-Ranges from desert, to deciduous forest, to tropical climates during the wet season

POLITICS
ECONOMY
RELIGION
SOCIAL
Bureaucracy and Emperors
-create laws and command armed forces, local government
-province, commandery, counties and district
9202-589CE China in chaos
-political system based on Confucian philosophy
-Central government run by two chief officials and several ministers

-horse collars used for ox drawn plows (300 BCE)
-First hydro-powered mills, silk roads
-Primary reliance on agriculture
-Invasions from East Asia as central control
weakened for political
-Extensive internal trade
-Agricultural production taxed by government
-Advanced from bronze to iron (500 BCE)
-Crossbows, cavalry, watermill
-Invented courier system and canals for water transportation
Their three religions are confucianism, taoism, and Buddhism. The main religion is confucianism, a philosophy and moral code with some religious elements like ancestor worship, is deep ingrained in Chinese culture and was the offal state philosophy in China from the Han dynasty until the fall of imperial China in the twentieth century.
-Highly structured with a clear definition of each social class
-Aristocrats and bureaucrats were at the top of the hierarchy
-Peasants and farmers were the second class
-Artisans and craftmen made up the tertiary class, their status was low
-Emperors: create laws and command armed forces, local government
-province, commandery, counties and district
9202-589CE China in chaos
-political system based on Confucian philosophy
-Central government run by two chief officials and several ministers

POLITICAL
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