The Qin Dynasty• The first emperor of all China was named Ying Zheng, born in 260 BC during the "Warring States Period", a chaotic, fierce, and dangerous time in Chinese history. He ascended to the throne in 247 BC at the age of twelve and a half.• He followed the philosophy of Legalism.
In 221 BC King Zheng united all of what is nowChina and renamed himself Qin Shihuangdi"First Emperor of Qin“.
Qin Shihuangdi was a great leader,who began connecting existing walls to create the first version of the Great Wall of China
He constructed an extensive network of roads and canals throughout his empire
He abolished feudalism, establishing in its place provinces run by civilian governors
Qin Shihuangdi died in 210 BC, and the Qindynasty was quickly extinguished within a fewyears by the early members of the Han dynasty.
During the brief period of Shihuangdi’s rule, asemi-subterranean mausoleum complex and anarmy of 7,000 life-size sculpted clay terracottasoldiers, chariots, and horses was built. Itsenormity shows his power and control of China.