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Key Terms – The Han Dynasty. Liu Bang Han Dynasty Civil Service Exam Silk Road Cartography. Liu Bang. Liu Bang → military leader who managed to acquire the Mandate of Heaven Started the Han Dynasty which lasted more than 400 years. Han Dynasty (206 B.C. - 220 A.D.).

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key terms the han dynasty
Key Terms – The Han Dynasty
  • Liu Bang
  • Han Dynasty
  • Civil Service Exam
  • Silk Road
  • Cartography
liu bang
Liu Bang
  • Liu Bang → military leader who managed to acquire the Mandate of Heaven
  • Started the Han Dynasty which lasted more than 400 years.
han dynasty 206 b c 220 a d
Han Dynasty (206 B.C. - 220 A.D.)
  • Considered the Golden Age of China.
  • Expanded to include Southeast Asia, northern Korea, southern Manchuria and Central Asia.
  • Made many reforms to improve life in China during the time period.
civil service exam
Civil Service Exam
  • To extend job opportunities within the Chinese bureaucracy to the lower classes, the Han made extensive use of a civil service exam.
  • Exam was on law, math, and Confucian teachings.
  • Would be used by future dynasties as a way of acquiring officials who could be considered significantly more loyal.
extension of trade
Extension of Trade
  • Trade began to expand coinciding with the expansion of the empire.
  • A large trade network was created that ran from China all the way to the Mediterranean.
  • The network was called the Silk Road.
  • Was more than 5000 miles long and carried silk and spices from the east to the west.
expansion of technology
Expansion of Technology
  • Lacquerware was improved to become more ornate.
  • Paper was created from cloth, bark fibers and rope.
  • First dictionary was created.
  • Crossbows, wrenches, gears and cogs were created.
  • Cartography was introduced → creation of maps.