HAN Dynasty Allan, Christian Paul dG. Forbes, Denise C. Tejada, Mark Joseph Villanueva, RhioAlfon T.
THE DYNASTY OF HAN The Early Han Dynasty The Later Han Dynasty The Short Fall The Genesis The Fall
Start of the RULING With the help of the peasant rebellion, its leader Liu Bang defeated the Qin Dynasty in the valley of Wei. Han Dynasty did not proclaim an emperor after its victory until Liu Bang, Gaozu of Han, defeated its rival Xiang Yu. He proclaimed Chang’An (present Xian) as its capital. This dynasty just followed the form of Qin but added the Confucian ideals as its creed over Legalism. Government officials were selected by Civil Service Exam according to Confucianism.
The Western Han Dynasty(206 BC – 9 AD) During this time, Han Dynasty attained its peak when Emperor Wu Di, the counterfeit of the great Xia emperor in Han Dynasty reigned for 54 yrs. A great military expansion have been made by Wu Di. It reached Vietnam and Korea. The Ancient Silk Road has been established during this period to bring Chinese Silk to the Roman Empire. When Wu Di implemented the selling of land to private land owners, the Han became unstable. The succeeding emperors could not handle until Wang Mang changed its name to Xin Dynasty.
Xin Dynasty( 9AD – 23 AD) Changing Han Dynasty to Xin, he also made a seal which proclaims that you are the emperor. The seal is a precious stone which was believe by the people who supports Wang Mang’s reign. Secretly, a society of peasants known as the Red Eyebrows began their action of rebellion and restored the Han Dynasty.
The Eastern Han Dynasty( 25AD - 220 AD) The foreign invasion of Huns which is the great enemy of China that time. Half of the Huns became part of the Chinese Empire. Although Huns tried to reunite with Turkestan, the campaign of Emperor Ming Di which later saved by Chang Di made the Turkestan became unstable in their decision and did not continue the union with Huns.
Fall of Han The fall of Han was because of the Yellow Turbans, another peasant rebellion. Although China handled the situation. It did not came back to a united state but instead into three kingdoms. This are the greatest contributions left by Han:
Last Things about HAN dynasty The youngest emperor and the most shortest rule in China’s history, Liu Long lived during the Han Dynasty SimaQian, who wrote a chronicle about the great Xia emperor to the fierce Wu Di, also lived during this dynasty. Until now, majority of the ethnic group of China recognized themselves as the ‘Han people’. The name “Han” came from the Han river in Central China as it was adopted by the Liu family. Han is also known as Chinese.