The Han Dynasty
Terms in this set (15)
What was the earliest reason the Chinese wanted to know directions?
to position buildings correctly for good fortune
A discovery the Chinese made more than a thousand years before the people in Europe did
blood circulates through the body
Why did Ancient Chinese healers use the technique of acupuncture?
to rebalance the forces of ying and yang
What did the Chinese write on before they invented paper?
silk and bamboo
The tool Chinese scribes used for writing
What was one effect of the invention of the drill?
more wealth from trade
What change made silk production more efficient?
an invention that wound fibers onto a large reel
How did the chain pump increase harvests?
It helped farmers bring up water to their fields
The way the Han emperors kept civil servants from doing special favors for their friends?
Placing them away from their home districts
This type of man would be hired for the Han bureaucracy
A man who did well on an exam
The structure of the Han bureaucracy
The shape of a triangle
A Han invention the Chinese used for military purposes
This helped the Han in warfare
advances in working iron
How did the Han emperors change the way China was ruled?
they moved from Legalism to Confucian ideals
Which lasted longer - the Qin Dynasty or the Han Dynasty
the Han Dynasty