CH 23 - The Han Dynasty SG
In what ways did the Han dynasty improve government and daily life in China?
Terms in this set (21)
How was the kite used in warfare?
to send messages from one part of an army to another and frighten the enemy
How did the Han emperors keep civil servants from doing specials for friends and relatives?
civil servants were not allowed to serve in their home districts
What kind of government was the Han dynasty?
a large, complex organization that functions under a set of rules and conditions
How did the Han Dynasty expand their empire?
with their military methods and new weapons
What new technology helped the Han army?
advances in iron making improved the strength and quality of armor
What was the expectations of Han farmers in addition to growing crops?
Han farmers had to make their clothing, build their homes and give one month of unpaid work to the government also, floods and drought could destroy their crops
What inventions helped the farmers?
chain pump, iron plow, wheelbarrow
How was the production of silk made more efficiently?
Chinese developed a foot-powered machine that could wind fibers onto a large reel, ready for use.
Why was salt valued in ancient times?
Salt was as a trade item used to help preserve meat & vegetables
Why was calligraphy important in Chinese culture?
It was a style of writing especially valued for its natural flow, as if inspired by nature.
How did the invention of paper change the way people communicated?
Paper was cheaper so more people could now afford writing material, it was easier to bind together into books, and it absorbed the ink.
Thin needles are inserted into specific parts of the body to rebalance the forces of yin and yang.
What did the Han believe caused illnesses?
when the yin and yang forces were out of balance in the body
What did Chinese doctors discover about how the human body works?
Chinese doctors learned to judge health by listening to a persons heartbeat or by feeling a pulse.
What scientific advances did Chinese astronomers discover?
The moon shines because it reflects the light of the sun and solar eclipses occur when the moon blocks our view of the sun.
What was the purpose of the first magnetic compass?
used to determine the correct positioning for temples, graves, and homes to bring good fortune
What did the Han seismograph do?
An instrument for detecting earthquakes
The Qin dynasty lasted about 14 years, how long did the Han dynasty last?
Over 40o years
What was the effect of the invention of the drill?
There was wealth from trade
What did the Chinese discover about blood?
Blood circulates from the heart, through the body, and back to the heart.
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