Chris Lum

Period 5

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China: A Country Built Through
Dynasties

 

            China, a country built
from the very start as many people decided to come together to show power of
China. A group of people who would make China who they are today and would make
China one of the most well known countries today. Throughout China?s history,
there were many different dynasties that played an influential part in
advancing China today. Dynasties, the foundation for China, the thing which
China grew up on. China was known for their dynasties throughout the years but
one of the most important ones was the Han Dynasty.

            The Han Dynasty was one
of the most influential and one of the powerful dynasties because of what they
did while they were at power in China and here is how they began. In the year
of 206 B.C., the Han Dynasty was formed and it became the dynasty that ruled
China from then. The Han dynasty was the dynasty that had overthrown the Qin
dynasty which was the dynasty that had been in rule of China before them. The
Han Dynasty was started by a man named Liu Bang and soon he also had gained the
role of becoming the Gaozu Emperor. Liu Bang was one of the people who were
responsible for the overthrow of the Qin Dynasty as he had made his own army
after the Qin Dynasty had diminished and then took over the throne. According
to the “Ancient History Encyclopedia”, “Liu Bang was the first Chinese Emperor
who was originally a commoner.” It was from there that Liu Bang had established
many different things and one of these things had occured within Chang?am and
within Chang?am became the imperial capital. The city of Chang?am from that
point foward became a very important city because according to the “Ancient
History Encyclopedia”, “the city turned into a political, economic, military,
and cultural centre of China.” It was soon later that the Emperor of Ghazou had
passed and then it was time for someone else to take over the throne in the Han
Dynasty Era. It was then tht the Han Dynasty had encountered on the many
sturggles that their dynasty would experience which was someone else wanted to
take the throne, but the problem was that the person who wanted to take over
the Dynasty was not a Han. This person was known as Lü Hou and she was a
very greedy person and she had killed almost all of Liu Bang’s kids so that
there would be no other Heirs to the throne and then she would be the one to
take over the throne and thus a new dynasty would have started. Little did she
know that there was still one son of Liu Bang who was still alive and his name
was Emperor Wen and because he was one the last sons that survived from the
killings, he gained heir to the throne and because he had found out what Lü Hou
tried to do, he ended up doing the same to her by killing all of the members of
her family or as much as he could at the time, the Han dynasty would still live
on. It was soon later that the Han Dynasty would start to do things that were
beneficial for China and would help China become the Country they are today.

            The
Han Dynasty did amny different things that helped to make China the country
they are today and here are just many of the few things that they helped to do
in China at the time. The Han Dynast being one of the longest lasting dynasties
in China, was able to accomplish many things that were beneficial to China and
would be crucial to China’s society economically and politically. The Han
Dynasty did many things for China for example according to “ancient.eu” the Han
dynasty “would have lasting effects on all who followed, particularly in the
areas of government, law, philosophy, history, and art” and these were some of
the main things that China is known for today. Many of the inventions that they
Han dynasty had come up with is something that would help China otherwise
probably would not be in China today if it weren’t for the Han Dynasty at the
time. Some of the other things that the Han dynasty had created were things
like the “Silk road” and according to ancient.eu, the silk road was known as “a
network of trade routes” which helped to increase the amount of trade that
China did with other countries/ people at the time. The Silk road was mainly
used to trade with the western cultures and this is where most trade occurred
in China at the time because of how widely it was used by those people, however
it became known as the Silk road because one of the main things that was traded
on the trade route was silk. One of the many main things that the Han dynasty
had created for China that benefited China in a huge way was the invention of
paper, as paper then became a main source for them to document all of their
work, research and other things and now today in China paper is vastly used
today. The Han dynasty was alwso responsible for creating many different works
of art, such as pottery and many more. Many other things that the Han Dynasty
had created was things such as tomb sculptures and they were also known for advancing
their technology be creating tools that was used for farming and many other
things that helped to benefit China today because of the many uses of the
things that they created. They were also known vastly for their literature as
the Han dynasty was one of the dynasties that literature was a big part in
making that dynasty what it is known as today. However, the Han dynasty was
known most for the agricultural aspect of advancing the Chinese society.
Overall the Han Dynasty created many different thngs that helped to benefit
China for the better and helped them to advance their knowledge and their
technology for the better to this very day