China:A Country Built On Dynasties The beauty, the wonder and the sites to see and youwonder “how did this ever come to be?” A place once built where dynasties onceruled over China. People, who formed China?s identity as a country.The HanDynasty, a dynasty essential to advancing China?s history, social and politicalissues and their literature. Dynasties were the starting point as China wouldsoon be deemed as one of the most well known countries in the world. Many ofChina?s dynasties were crucial but one of the most beneficial dynasties was theHan Dynasty. The history of the Han dynasty really played a big part in makingChina who they are today because of the many things that they did.
The Han Dynasty was well known throughout China and thisis how their dynasty started. It was the year of 206 B.C., it was the HanDynasty that ruled over China. The Han Dynasty faced alot of trials andtribulations to rule in China, they had to overcome the Qin dynasty, thedynasty that ruled China prior to the arrival of the Han dynasty. Liu Bang, thefirst leader of the Han dynasty was known for being one of the many peopleresponsible for the overthrow of the Qin dynasty, he played a very crucial partinto making the Han dynasty the leading power in China.
According to the”Ancient History Encyclopedia”, “Liu Bang was the first Chinese Emperor who wasoriginally a commoner” and also according to “Ancient History Encyclopedia, hewas known as the “Ghazou Emperor” before that. It wasn?t long till the Handynasty overthrew the Qin dynasty and soon established their presence as theysettled in Chang?am which according the “Ancient History Encyclopedia” wasknown as the “imperial captial”. The city of Chang?am from that point fowardbecame a very crucial city because according to the “Ancient HistoryEncyclopedia”, “the city turned into a political, economic, military, andcultural centre of China.
” It was soon later that Liu Bang had passed awaywhich meant it was time for a new leader to lead the Han dynasty in that era ofChina. The Han Dynasty had encountered many stuggles because there were manypeople that tried to steal the throne from the Han Dynasty after the passing ofLiu Bang which put the Han dynasty in danger of coming to an end. This personwas known as Lü Houand she was a very greedy person, so greedy to the fact where according tho thewebsite “Ancient History Encyclopedia” that she “tried to confiscate the Empirefor her own family” as well as “she murdered several of Liu Bang?s sons. Littledid she know Emperor Wen the last son of the late Liu Bang was still alive andit wasn’t too long till he ended up taking the throne and when he had found outwhat Lü Hou tried to do, he ended up doing the same to her by killing all ofthe members of her family or as much as he could at the time, the Han dynasty wouldstill live on. It was soon later that the Han Dynasty would start to do thingsthat were beneficial for China and would help China become the Country they aretoday. They had a very rich history and there was also many things that theydid for China that was very beneficial to getting China where they are today. The Han dynasty benefited China inmany ways and there are many different things that they have done for China bothsocially and politically.
The Han Dynasty being one of the longest lastingdynasties in China, was able to accomplish many things that were beneficial toChina and would be crucial to China’s society socially and politically. The HanDynasty did many things for China for example according to “The Ancient HistoryEncyclopedia” the Han dynasty “would have lasting effects on all who followed,particularly in the areas of government, law, philosophy, history, and art.”Back then, the Han dynasty ruled China like any other dynasty where there was aruler of the dynasty and then people below whoever the leader/ruler may be.According to the website the “New History Encyclopedia” it was “during the Handynasty, China officially became a Confucian state” and according to thewebsite of “Encyclopedia Britannica” Confucianism is “still the substance oflearning, the source of values, and the social code of the Chinese.
” The Handynasty was not only known for that but they were also known as a government thataccording to the “New World Encyclopedia” the “Han ruled justly and did notmisuse their power” as well as saying that the Han dynasty “gave the Chinese asense of unity.”However over the years, according to the website “World Atlas”China “has been ruled by Communists since 1949.” During the Han dynasty manypeople were satisfied with the work that the Han Dynasty did for China that accordingto the “New History Encyclopedia” people in China “to this day still callthemselves people of Han” which shows just how good of a job the Han dynastydid for China. China has also had its share of many shares of social issues forexample according to the website “The Wall Street Journal” there is “a broadsense of unhappiness with China?s government” as well as people saying thatChina has developed “selfishness.” The Han Dynasty however was also known for manyof the inventions that they had created to help advance China economicallybecause the things that they created helped to .
Some things that the Handynasty created were things like the “Silk road” and according to “The AncientHistory Encyclopedia”, the silk road was known as “a network of trade routes”which helped to increase the amount of trade that China did with othercountries/ people at the time. Accordingto “The Ancient History Encyclopedia” the Silk road was mainly used to tradewith the western cultures and this is where most trade occurred in China at thetime because of how widely it was used by those people, however it became knownas the Silk road because one of the main things that was traded on the traderoute was silk. One of the many main things that the Han dynasty had createdfor China that benefited China in a huge way was the invention of paper, paperthen became a main source for them to document all of their work, research andother things and now today in China, paper is vastly used. The Han dynasty wasalso responsible for creating many different works of art, such as pottery andmany more. Many other things that the Han Dynasty had created was things suchas tomb sculptures and they were also known for advancing their technology bycreating tools that was used for farming and many other things that helped tobenefit 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 ofthe dynasties that literature was a big part in making that dynasty what it isknown as today. Overall the Han Dynasty created many different things thathelped to benefit China for the better and helped them to advance theirknowledge and their technology for the better to this very day.
The Han dynastywas also know a lot for their literature because of how they advanced theirliterature and how they were one of the dynasties that paved the way forliterature. The Han dynasty known for manydifferent things but another thing that they were well known for was for theirliterature. The Han dynasty really played an instrumental role in literature inChina to come. As mentioned before the Han dynasty had created paper which wasused to log down many things that writers wanted to write.
One of the maintypes of literature according to the website “China Highlights” during the Handynasty things like “Confucian texts were rewritten and rebpublished” becauseat the time, the Han dynasty was a confucisim place. According to the website “China?sHighlights” during the Han dynasty the “major contributions were historicaltexts and scientific works.” However another one of the main forms ofliterature that the Han dynasty was known for was the type of literature thatwas called prose. Prose literature was known as the form of writing that wasthe common type or writing or considered “normal.
“. The Han dynasty was one ofthe most well known dynasties because of what they did for China and how theywere one of the very main reasons why China is who they are today. Their literatureset a mark on China because it set the milestone for many different works ofwriting to happen. It was the Han dynasty that ended up carrying it through andadvancing literature for the future of China because of the certain works thatthey did. The Han dynasty really put China over the top, the Han dynasty notonly had a rich history that was interesting and authentic to China but theyalso had many different ways of how they ruled China as well as having a verydeep literature background for the types of work that they had presented to Chinathat is still used in China today and is still crucial to them as a whole. The Han dynasty, easily one of themost influential and beneficial dynasties in the history of China because ofwhat they did for China.
The Han Dynasty, one of the maindynasties responsible for advancing China?s history, social and politicalissues and their literature. The Han dynasty dating back all the way to 206 B.Chad a lasting impact on China because of the many thigns that they did forChina. The Han dynasty proves that they were one of the most influential andone of the more interesting dynasties because of their history and the manythings that they did for China at the time. Whether it be creating paper oreven things as ruling as a dynasty that ruled correctly, the Han dynasty issomething in China?s history that should never be overlooked because of the maythings that they did for China at the time. The Han dynast also creating formsof literature that will always be used in China and something that will alwaysbe beneficial towards China?s future as a country.
The Han dynasties effort toalways benefit China and rule as long aspossible benefits China in the sense that it would set a standard for thecoming dynasties and also for China in the future. Although to a certainextent, China has changed, the Han dynasty will never be forgotten for thecountless things that it has done for China and how greatly they ruled Chinawhile they were at rule during that era. The Han Dynasty will never beoverlooked and should never be overlooked in the history of China for the manythings that they have done for China throughout the years that they were at power.