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Classical China. The Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 CE), the Silk Road, and the rise of China. First dynasty to unite China Qin Shi Huangdi Policy of Legalism Fear and terror unite country Secret police Book burning Torture. Qin Dynasty. Qin Dynasty Emperor Shi’s Greatest Achievement?.

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Classical China

The Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 CE), the Silk Road, and the rise of China

qin dynasty
First dynasty to unite China

Qin Shi Huangdi

Policy of Legalism

Fear and terror unite country

  • Secret police
  • Book burning
  • Torture
Qin Dynasty
qin dynasty emperor shi s greatest achievement
Qin DynastyEmperor Shi’s Greatest Achievement?

What was the impact of the wall?

Notice a difference between the two photos?

han empire 206 bc 220 ad how do you advance in society
BIG POINTS

Strength through education

Traditional family values

Emphasize Confucianism

Wealth through trade

Han Empire 206 bc – 220 adHow do you advance in society?
civil service exam
Civil Service Exam
  • Win position in govt based on merit, not family
  • Local, provincial, and National level exams
    • Similar to…?
  • Studied Confucian texts
  • Common set of values and education
    • Open to all

How would this improve society and bureaucracy?

qin vs han empire
Qin vs. Han Empire

Where do the Han under Emperor Wudi expand?

  • Manchuria
  • Vietnam
  • Tibet
  • Central Asia
  • Korea
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Why was it so successful?

  • Why do people want to trade?
collapse of the han empire
Collapse of the Han Empire
  • Weak rulers let canals and roads fall into disrepair
  • Increased taxes Peasants revolt
  • Warlords break empire up into multiple kingdoms
  • What happened to the Silk Road?

LOSE MANDATE OF HEAVEN

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$ China and the Silk Road $

- Han opened trade to Europe using China’s most valuable export, silk (later porcelain too).

AKA…the Silk Road.

  • Examples of Imports to China:
  • Furs (Central Asia)
  • Glass, Gold, Silver(Rome)
  • Spices (India)
  • Modes of Transportation:
  • Horses, Mules, Camels, Yaks

$ China and the Silk Road $