The Han dynasty was a very cognitive dynasty that had many inventionsand accomplishments that helped to ameliorate everyday living.
It lasted from206 BC across 220 AD, it was located in China and succeeded china’s previous rulers,the Qin dynasty, it is considered the Chinese classical age , Chinese peopletoday still mentioned themselves as the children of the Han . Han height had alarger population 57 million according to the census of 2 CE, it was equivalentto Rome in power and prestige. The Han military wasvery dynamic with massive robustness. Liu Bang conquered the forces of Qindynasty in 207 BC . Record of military strategies were covered in the tombs ofthe emperors who made them while the hans conquered western Korea and northernVietnam , consequently tripling the empire they had assumed The Han dynasty affected many of their neighboring countriessuch as Korea , Vietnam . These countries and all of central Asia adjusted manyof their traditions , as their methods of writing .
The Silk Road was a series roads of interconnected tradepaths that enabled distance trade . it extended from Asia to the Pacific Ocean, prolonging over 5000 miles on land and sea . This trade path was a great andimportant aspect in the economic development of Hans . Traders travelled acrossthe Silk Road on camels to trade their merchandise like silk , ivory , gems andspices were exported in exchange for western goods such as linen, wool , glass. metal ware , wine and grapes . The main thing that advanced their culture is technologicalinventions , Hans passed so many inventions such as papers , compass ,seismograph , horse collar , block printing and the wheelbarrow . also hansexcelled in some of the intellectual achievements like medicine , mathematicsand cartography , they had greated achievements that hans had written downtheir history .
Do you know whos was the hans greatest historian ? It wasSima Qian . He was born on 145 BC through 90 BC , he was a great romanhistorians and a rival of Thucydides and Livy . The Shi Ji was his greatestpiece of literature . Sima served under Emperor Wudi , this one appointed himPalace attendant which made him in charge of the Imperial Library so he movedwith Wudi across China to different places of the country to aspect them .
betweenage 20 and 25 , Sima traveled across Ancient China to accumulate all theinformations and historical recods for Shi Ji .The Shi Ji is a record account of Chinese history frompremature time through Sima Qian’s lifetime , he wrote about 130 volumes andchapter from 109 to 91 BC . Records of the Grand Historian investigate allthings about biographies of kings and rulers to important persons , and it alsocontains economics essays and chronologies . Han Wudi lived from 156 trough 87 BC , and came into powerin 141 BC , in this time he was just 15 , he ruled until 87 BC , he is knownfor restoring confucianism and expanding the Hans Empire under his reign , heis often cited as one of the greatest rulers , they called him Wu . The basis of Han culture and education was the confusianism, it was renovated to texts and culturedtraditions all over China , also conficuanism highlights personal andgovernmental morality , correctness of personal relationships and sincerity . Many poets of The Han era were female , unlike that of Romeand Greece . Prose poem was the main form of poetry .
Prose poem is personaland faithful rather than laudatory and honoring individuals such as epics ofheroic journeys . During the Han era , poems were written on paper and it wasfor the first time . the hans had an extensive collection of poetry and beforpoems were an oral tradition , but the invention of paper inspired this . The architecture ofthe Hans was mainly cosmological , the foundations of buildings were usuallysquare , symbolizing earth or Kun . Roofs were round symbolizing heaven or Tian. Unfortunately , it wasn’t an architecture from the Han dynasty because theirmain material fro building was wood . Royal tombs give us some ideas of theirarchitecture , royal tombs were replicas of great Chinese palaces .