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  • 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 the world’s first seismograph, an instrument that measures earthquakes.
  • 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 later in 100 A.D.
  • Chinese paper
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.