China: wonder “how did this ever come to be?”

China:
A Country Built On Dynasties

 

            The beauty, the wonder and the sites to see and you
wonder “how did this ever come to be?” A place once built where dynasties once
ruled over China. People, who formed China?s identity as a country. The Han
Dynasty, one of the many dynasties that helped to advance China?s history,
social and political issues and their literature. Dynasties were the starting
point as China would soon be deemed as one of the most well known countries in
the world. Many of China?s dynasties were crucial but one of the most
beneficial dynasties was the Han Dynasty. The history of the Han dynasty and
how they started was a big factor in making China where they are today because
of the many things that they did.

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            The Han Dynasty was well known throughout China and this
is how they became who they are today. In the year of 206 B.C., the Han Dynasty
ruled over China. The Han Dynasty had to do many things in order to reign in
China for example they had to overcome the Qin dynasty, the dynasty that ruled
China prior to the arrival of the Han dynasty. Liu Bang, the first leader of
the Han dynasty was known for being one of the many people responsible for the
defeat of the Qin dynasty, he played a very crucial part into making the Han
dynasty the leading power in China. According to the “Ancient History
Encyclopedia”, “Liu Bang was the first Chinese Emperor who was originally a commoner”
and also according to “Ancient History Encyclopedia, he was known as the
“Ghazou Emperor” before that. It wasn?t long till the Han dynasty overthrew the
Qin dynasty and it was soon after the Han dynasty established their presence
and they settled in the city of Chang?am which according the “Ancient History
Encyclopedia” was known as the “imperial captial”. The city of Chang?am became
a very crucial 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 Liu Bang had passed away which meant it was time
for a new leader to lead the Han dynasty in that era of China. The Han Dynasty
had encountered many stuggles because there were many people that tried to
steal the throne from the Han dynasty after the passing of Liu Bang which put
the Han dynasty in danger of coming to an end. This person was known as Lü Hou and she was a very greedy
person, so greedy to the fact where according to the website “Ancient History
Encyclopedia” that she “tried to confiscate the Empire for her own family” as
well as “she murdered several of Liu Bang’s sons. Little did she know Emperor
Wen the last son of the late Liu Bang was still alive and it wasn’t too long
till he ended up taking the throne and when 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.
They had a very rich history and there were also many things that they did for
China that was very beneficial to getting China where they are today.

            The Han dynasty benefited China in
many ways and there are many different things that they have done for China both
socially and politically. The Han Dynasty 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 socially and politically. The Han
Dynasty did many things for China for example according to “The Ancient History
Encyclopedia” 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 a
ruler 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 Han
dynasty, China officially became a Confucian state” and according to the
website of “Encyclopedia Britannica” Confucianism is “still the substance of
learning, the source of values, and the social code of the Chinese.” The Han
dynasty was not only known for that but they were also known as a government that
according to the “New World Encyclopedia” the “Han ruled justly and did not
misuse their power” as well as saying that the Han dynasty “gave the Chinese a
sense of unity. “However, over the years, according to the website “World Atlas”
China “has been ruled by Communists since 1949.” During the Han dynasty, many
people were satisfied with the work that the Han Dynasty did for China that according
to the “New History Encyclopedia” people in China “to this day still call
themselves people of Han” which shows just how good of a job the Han dynasty
did for China. China has also had its share of many shares of social issues for
example according to the website “The Wall Street Journal” there is “a broad
sense of unhappiness with China’s government” as well as people saying that
China has developed “selfishness.” The Han Dynasty however was also known for many
of the inventions that they had created to help advance China economically
because the things that they created helped to. Some things that the Han
dynasty created were things like the “Silk road” and according to “The Ancient
History Encyclopedia”, 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.  According
to “The Ancient History Encyclopedia” 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 according to the “Ancient Encyclopedia” as the “Silk Road”k. 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, 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. The Han dynasty was also 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 by 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. Overall the
Han Dynasty created many different things 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. The Han dynasty was also known a lot for their
literature because of how they advanced their literature and how they were one
of the dynasties that paved the way for literature.

            The Han dynasty known for many
different things but another thing that they were well known for was for their
literature. The Han dynasty really played an instrumental role in literature in
China to come. As mentioned before the Han dynasty had created paper which was
used to log down many things that writers wanted to write. One of the main
types of literature according to the website “China Highlights” during the Han
dynasty things like “Confucian texts were rewritten and republished” because at
the time, the Han dynasty was a confucisim place. According to the website “China’s
Highlights” during the Han dynasty the “major contributions were historical
texts and scientific works.” However, another one of the main forms of
literature that the Han dynasty was known for was the type of literature that
was called prose. Prose literature was known as the form of writing that was
the common type or writing or considered “normal.”. The Han dynasty was one of
the most well-known dynasties because of what they did for China and how they
were one of the very main reasons why China is who they are today. Their literature
set a mark on China because it set the milestone for many different works of
writing to happen. It was the Han dynasty that ended up carrying it through and
advancing literature for the future of China because of the certain works that
they did. The Han dynasty really put China over the top, the Han dynasty not
only had a rich history that was interesting and authentic to China but they
also had many different ways of how they ruled China as well as having a very
deep literature background for the types of work that they had presented to China
that is still used in China today and is still crucial to them as a whole.

            The Han dynasty, easily one of the
most influential and beneficial dynasties in the history of China because of
what they did for China. The Han Dynasty, one of the main
dynasties responsible for advancing China?s history, social and political
issues and their literature. The Han dynasty dating back all the way to 206 B.C
had a lasting impact on China because of the many thigns that they did for
China. The Han dynasty proves that they were one of the most influential and
one of the more interesting dynasties because of their history and the many
things that they did for China at the time. Whether it be creating paper or
even things as ruling as a dynasty that ruled correctly, the Han dynasty is
something in China?s history that should never be overlooked because of the may
things that they did for China at the time. The Han dynast also creating forms
of literature that will always be used in China and something that will always
be beneficial towards China?s future as a country. The Han dynasties effort to
always benefit  China and rule as long as
possible benefits China in the sense that it would set a standard for the
coming dynasties and also for China in the future. Although to a certain
extent, China has changed, the Han dynasty will never be forgotten for the
countless things that it has done for China and how greatly they ruled China
while they were at rule during that era. The Han Dynasty will never be
overlooked and should never be overlooked in the history of China for the many
things that they have done for China.