Han Dynasty (Thasmia)

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Origin of Han Dynasty (Thasmia) The end of the Qin dynasty marked the beginning of the Han dynasty. The Qin dynasty (221-206 BCE) was very short and cruel. The first emperor of the Qin dynasty, Shi Huangdi, used legalism as a method of ruling. Legalism is a method of governing in which the people are to follow laws or any violations of the laws are strictly dealt with. The legalist ways did not gain favor of the people. The brutal techniques in the legalist way of governing had produced resistance among the people, especially the peasants and farmers, who suffered forced labor . This resistance caused the people to rebel.
After Shi Huangdi’s death and when his son was killed in 207 B.C., the empire was in chaos. People started rebelling.
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To the East is the Pacific ocean, to the West is Taklimakan desert and the Plateau of Tibet, to the Southwest are the Himalayas Mountains, and north Gobi desert and the Mongolian Plateau (Beck, 46). In addition to all these natural boundaries, another boundary was built during the Qin dynasty called, The Great Wall of China. This boundary was located northwest of China. These boundaries inhibited from enemies attacking .These boundaries discouraged trade …show more content…
In the Silk Roads, Chinese people traded silk with the westerners who thought of it as very valuable.Traveling back and forth from China to the West caused cultural diffusion. An example of cultural diffusion is in a piece of jewelry. It is a bracelet with lion heads found in China. The lions heads have a Persian influence. Other artifacts were found near China were proved to have Greek, Central Asian, and Indian influence. These artifacts validate that many ideas and goods such as the bracelet, influenced cultural diffusion in China during the Han dynasty. The Silk Roads were not the only influence in cultural diffusion, colonization also affected cultural diffusion. To expand the Han empire, Chinese farmers were sent to colonized villages to settle and spread the Chinese culture by intermarrying the locals. In those colonized areas, government officials built schools to teach the locals of confucianism (Beck,

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