Similarities And Differences Between The Han Dynasty And Indian Civilizations

1273 Words Sep 18th, 2016 6 Pages
From simple agricultural civilizations to large and advanced empires, the Classical Period, from 1000 B.C.E. to 500 C.E., was one of the most important and developmental periods in human history. During this period, several large civilizations developed in the Middle East and Asia. These civilizations made many advancements in areas such as politics, economy, technology, art, and religion. Two major civilizations that developed during the classical period were China and the Indian subcontinent. During their development and existence, several rulers and dynasties controlled the large civilizations. The Han dynasty of China and the Gupta dynasty of India were two of the most successful and effective rulers of the Chinese and Indian civilizations. These two dynasties shared many differences and similarities in terms of how they functioned and what they achieved. Differences in politics were most eminent, but economy and intellectual achievements shared an equal mix of similarities and differences. The differences in political structure between the two dynasties were very prominent, with Han China having a very centralized and uniform system while Gupta India’s political structure being much more diverse and emphasizing regionalism, but the governments of both dynasties relied on a solid social structure. The economies of both dynasties were similar, as both depended on trade, agriculture, and the production of localized goods, but trade was much more important in India than in…

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