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    and Taoism (Daoism). Confucianism and Taoism were the two main religions during the Han Dynasty. The governmental methods used in the Han Dynasty revolved around giving power to multiple leaders as opposed to giving power to one supreme leader. This form of government was adopted from the Qin Dynasty. Innovation in China spiked when the Han Dynasty began, giving great advances in science and technology. This was made possible by the governmental structure and values which fostered new, useful ideas. Overall, the Han Dynasty remained stable for a great period of time, thanks to these thriving components. The Han Dynasty began when the Qin Dynasty fell after the death of their leader Qin Shi Huang. Peasant born leader Liu Bang, defeated Xiang Yu and took over the old Dynasty and renamed it the Han Dynasty, named after his old region of rule, the Hanzhong region. Liu Bang was soon known as Emperor Gaozu of Han. Liu Bang was a devout Confucian and Confucianism eventually became the main religion, replacing Legalism, the main belief during the Qin Dynasty. Confucianism led Liu Bang to loosen the tight rule of the Qin, who governed with strict and cruel law. Emperor Gaozu’s methods of punishment became less server and the new way of which he ruled seemed to revolve around morality. Liu Bang kept the same form of government as the Qin, which was a strict bureaucracy. In the bureaucracy, the highest leader was the emperor, and the other leaders served in their own territory.…

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    Qin Shi Huangdi, the first Qin emperor, envisioned a central bureaucratic structure headed by royalty to rule China under his name. Though it came at the severe cost of public sentiment, Qin was an extremely proactive emperor who implemented much of what he had envisioned before. It’s agreed upon that the Qin Dynasty laid the foundation for the massive cultural and economic development of China that took place during the Han Dynasty. Although the Qin Dynasty is easily considered among the most…

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    Between 200 BCE and 200 CE the Roman republic used advanced military strategy, weapons and training to conquer the known world, roughly five thousand miles away the Han Dynasty conquered and controlled most of China using their advancements of military strategy, weapons and training. By the time 200 BCE rolled around for the Roman empire they were at their pinnacle. Having already conquered all of Italy, surrounding island, and parts of Spain, they were becoming the strongest military power…

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    Xia was born into a horrible breeding facility in the Himalayas along side her beloved brother Xiu. The two were nothing special really, they didn't come from notable bloodlines like some of the other hounds being housed there but they were beautiful little fluff balls. They never knew their sire and only knew their mother until they were old enough to be plucked from her to start their training. Right from the start little Xia had a strong dependency on her brother finding it hard to be…

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    Word of Hua Tuo’s achievements in science and medicine would go on to become popular theme in East Asian literature and art, particularly in Japan. Kuniyoshi, a disciple of the Utagawa school, and one of the most renowned Ukiyo-e printmakers during the time of the Edo period illustrates the scene of Hua Tuo treating the shoulder wound of the famous Han general Guan Yu while conscious- a popular scene in in Luo Guanzhong’s 1522 novel, ‘The Romance of the Three Kingdoms’. The novel is considered…

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    Alexandria itself. Augustus decided instead of taking the direct sea route to Alexandria to take the land route causing Mark Antony to not be able to get support from some of the Roman client states that were loyal to him. Mark Antony was forced to wait until Augustus Caesar showed up to kill him shortly after Mark Antony’s death Augustus was named the Pharaoh of Egypt. Liu Bang was one of the rebel leaders who opposed the legalistic rule of the Qin Dynasty. Liu Bang eventually defeated the Qin…

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    The construction of the tomb was described by historian Sima Qian (145–90 BCE) in his most noted work Shiji, written a century after the mausoleum's completion. Work on the mausoleum began in 246 BCE soon after Emperor Qin (then aged 13) ascended the throne, and the project eventually involved 700,000 workers.[3] Geographer Li Daoyuan, writing six centuries after the First Emperor's death, recorded in Shui Jing Zhu that Mount Li was a favoured location due to its auspicious geology, "famed for…

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    It is believed that some of the best evidence of common beliefs in Han China were founded in the writings of Wang Chong (27 C.E. 100 C.E.) (1), an early Chinese philosopher who believed that the “world operated by spontaneous, natural development” (2) and that the idea of “lucky and unlucky days” was irrational. During his time, Wang had written a published book titled “Luheng,” which contained a series of critical essays with one being that of “Lucky and Unlucky Days.” Wang wrote this…

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    construction of the mausoleum began in 246 BCE built by 700 000 workers • Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor was only 13 years old when it began • after the mausoleums completion Siam Qian’s writing the Shiji, was completed • he wrote that the first emperor was buried with the palaces. scenic towers, officials, valuable utensils and “wonderful objects” • also buried with 100 rivers fashioned in mercury • Recent scientific work at the site showed high levels of mercury in the soil at Mount Lishan…

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    carry themselves. The 2000s saw the rise of big, round, expressive eyes that was made iconic by the likes of Zhao Wei, Lin Xinru , and Lin Zhiling. Big, round eyes became a coveted facial characteristic, and it still is today, as it is believed to be more communicative 【眼睛会说话】. In fact, this emphasis on expressive eyes is not a new characteristic of ideal beauty in China; traditional beauty standards have placed an importance on expressive eyes with the first recorded reference stemming from the…

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