The Han Dynasty
The Han Dynasty
The Han Dynasty lasted over 400 years
from 206 B.C. to 220 A.D.
Han Contributions
The Han were great inventors.
They invented many new technologies.
In 132 AD, a Han inventor invented...
First seismograph
Seismograph Today
Papermaking
The Han probably made paper for the
first time in 100 B.C.
The emperor found out about paper
about 200 years...
Chinese paper
Han Art
The Han also developed the arts.
Landscape and portrait paintings were
advanced.
Han authors wrote many essays ...
Han Religions
The Han made Confucianism the official
religion of China.
Han rulers also supported Daoism
which teachers ...
Chinese Trade
The Chinese product most in demand
by other people was silk.
The trade route from China to Arabia
and Euro...
Map of the Silk Road
The Silk Road
 The Chinese used the Silk Road to export
their silk.
 Export means that they sent their goods to
other la...
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Handynasty

  1. 1. The Han Dynasty
  2. 2. The Han Dynasty The Han Dynasty lasted over 400 years from 206 B.C. to 220 A.D.
  3. 3. Han Contributions The Han were great inventors. They invented many new technologies. In 132 AD, a Han inventor invented the world’s first seismograph, an instrument that measures earthquakes.
  4. 4. First seismograph
  5. 5. Seismograph Today
  6. 6. Papermaking The Han probably made paper for the first time in 100 B.C. The emperor found out about paper about 200 years later in 100 A.D.
  7. 7. Chinese paper
  8. 8. Han Art The Han also developed the arts. Landscape and portrait paintings were advanced. Han authors wrote many essays and plays. Han authors also wrote history, which is why we know about them.
  9. 9. Han Religions The Han made Confucianism the official religion of China. Han rulers also supported Daoism which teachers the key to happiness is accepting life as it is.
  10. 10. Chinese Trade The Chinese product most in demand by other people was silk. The trade route from China to Arabia and Europe takes its name from silk. It was called the Silk Road. Traders traveled from China with silk. They returned with lumber, horses, and other products the Chinese people needed.
  11. 11. Map of the Silk Road
  12. 12. The Silk Road  The Chinese used the Silk Road to export their silk.  Export means that they sent their goods to other lands to be sold.  The Chinese also imported what they needed from other countries.  Import means goods that are brought in.  The Chinese made profits, or money gained, from their exporting on the Silk Road.

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