Han Dynasty By: Katie Bill(;, Matt Mckee, Alex Gonzalez World Studies 3rd Hour Mrs. Madison
Economy Han Dynasty inherited the Ban Liang coin currency which started private minting for coins. Merchants paid about 240 coins combined for poll and property tax but were wealthy off their own land. Improving farming. Emperor Wudi improved roads and canals and put a monopoly iron and salt
Economy Cont. • The Silk Road was created that stretched from China to the Fertile Crescent and trade flourished in between . • New foods were brought back such as grapes, figs, cucumbers and walnuts. • Silk was brought back but soon transported westward because of the rising demand of fabric.
Government • Han dynasty was divided into two parts, commanderies and counties • The governor could take certain actions without permission of the imperial court • Men took more control of government jobs and rankings then women did. • Social classes decreased as more men were employed leaving women in the difficult classes.
Why was it called the Glolden Age? • Militia power was increased from conquering land • More goods and foods were introduced to China • The Silk Road served China for thousands of years improving trade
Craftsmen and merchants became rich after the canals were built • The civilization formed into one culture and were controlled by an imperial court • Peasants worked more and gained a higher social class
Works Cited • http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/221013/han_dynasty_and_its_achievements_pg2.html?cat=4 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_Dynasty • http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/china/early_imperial_china/han.html