, During the Western Han, grave goods were usually wares and pieces of art that were used by the tomb occupant when he or she was alive.  Emperor Ming also had the first known Buddhist temple constructed in China, the White Horse Temple of Luoyang. He translated the Perfection of Wisdom, Shurangama Sutra, and Pratyutpanna Sutra, and introduced to China the concepts of Akshobhya Buddha, Amitābha Buddha (of Pure Land Buddhism), and teachings about Manjusri. While Han Daoists were organized into small groups chiefly concerned with achieving immortality through various means, by the mid 2nd century CE they formed large hierarchical religious societies that challenged imperial authority and viewed Laozi (fl. Liu (2005), "The Concept of Brilliant Artifacts" 207–208. Bower (2005), "Standing man and woman," 242–244. , Unlike the Western historiographical tradition established by the Greek Herodotus (c. 484 c. – 425 BCE), University of North Carolina associate professor Dr. Grant Hardy asserts that Sima's work was intended to be a textual microcosm representing every aspect of the Universe, Earth, and Man in model form, in much the same way that the raised-relief map in the tomb of Qin Shi Huang (r. 221–210 BCE) represented his empire. Ebrey (1999), 77–78; Kramers (1986), 757. The practices and traditions during this dynasty helped set the tone for the imperial rule that governed China for over 2000 years.  Wealthy scholars or officials often shared the same kinship group with poor commoners.  Gambling and board games such as liubo also provided entertainment.  The military role of retainers became much more pronounced by the late 2nd century CE during the political turmoil that would eventually split the empire into three competing states.  Until they reached age fifty-six, they were liable to perform one year of active service as troops sent to guard the frontiers from hostile nomads or to act as guards in the capital city. , The Daoist religious society of the Five Pecks of Rice was initiated by Zhang Daoling in 142 CE. Names taken from Hardy and Kinney (2005), 89.  Works such as the Huainanzi (presented in 139 BCE) introduced new systematic ideas about the cosmos which undercut the message of Huang-Lao thought.  There was also the Classic of History—part of the Confucian canon—which recorded the deeds of past rulers and political events (sometimes mythological instead of historical). For the labor service (gengzu 更卒), males aged fifteen to fifty-six would be drafted for one month out of the year to work on construction projects and perform other duties in their commanderies and counties. The Ready Guide (Erya) is the oldest known Chinese dictionary and was compiled sometime in the 3rd century BCE before the Han. Sun, Xiaochun and Jacob Kistemaker.  If a commoner, government minister, or noble entered the palace without official permission, the punishment was execution. During the Jin Dynasty a new class emerged; that of the scholar-bureaucrats.  The emperor's brothers, paternal cousins, brother's sons, and emperor's sons—excluding the heir apparent—were made kings. The Han greatly expands the Chinese empire.  However, by the Eastern Han period the central government abolished the state monopolies on salt and iron. Wang (1982), 80–88, 100–107, 141–149, 207.. Loewe (2005), "Funerary Practice in Han Times" 102–103. Wang (1949), 166–168; Loewe (1968), 50–51; Bielenstein (1980), 5, 10–12, 116–117, 124. de Crespigny (2007), 589; Bielenstein (1986), 282–283.  However, the usurper Wang Mang (r. 9–23 CE) did employ some merchants as low-level officials with a salary-rank of 600 bushels.  The military service obligation could even be avoided if a peasant paid a commuting tax, since the Eastern Han military became largely a volunteer force. The Han Dynasty ruled China from 206 B.C.E to 220 A.D, and Polybius wrote his account of Rome around 200 B.C.E.  He also traveled extensively to interview witnesses for more recent accounts.  It might have been more economically feasible to maintain tenants instead of slaves, since slave masters were obligated to pay an annual poll tax of 240 coins for each slave they owned (the same rate merchants had to pay for their poll tax). d. The Han Dynasty is also commonly referred as “The Three Kingdoms.” e. All of the above ..  For forty-six of the one hundred and ten years between 86 and 196 CE, at least one post of the Three Excellencies was occupied by a member of either the Yuan or Yang clan.  Privately owned slaves were often former peasants who fell into debt and sold themselves into slavery, while others were former government slaves bestowed to nobles and high officials as rewards for their services. Starting with Emperor Gaozu's reign, thousands of noble families, including those from the royal houses of Qi, Chu, Yan, Zhao, Han, and Wei from the Warring States period, were forcibly moved to the vicinity of the capital Chang'an. , There were varying regional traditions or 'schools' within Confucianism assigned to certain texts. For the first half of the dynasty, known as Northern Song, the capital is at Kaifeng - an important centre where the Grand Canal joins the Yellow River.  Government slaves were not assigned to work in the government's monopolized industries over iron and salt (which lasted from Emperor Wu's reign until the beginning of Eastern Han). "The Development of the Confucian Schools," in, Liu, Cary Y.  Once a couple had married, the new wife was obligated to visit the family temple so she could become part of the husband's clan and be properly worshipped by her descendants after death.  When a commoner was promoted in rank, he was granted a more honorable place in the seating arrangements of hamlet banquets, was given a greater portion of hunted game at the table, was punished less severely for certain crimes, and could become exempt from labor service obligations to the state.  Emperors often sought the approval of the empress dowager for their decisions.  Deviations from common customs regarding gender were especially pronounced in the imperial family.  The other is the Eastern Han Monthly Instructions for the Four Classes of People (Simin yueling 四民月令) written by Cui Shi (催寔) (d. 170 CE).  Wealthy nobles, officials, and merchants could own land, but they often did not cultivate it themselves and merely acted as absentee landlords while living in the city.  This excluded daughters, who married into other families and thus did not carry on the family name.  Human figurine sculptures found in Han tombs were placed there to perform various functions for the deceased in the afterlife, such as dancing and playing music for entertainment, as well as serving food. , The government funded flood control projects involving the building of new canals, thus aiding the speed of waterborne transport and allowing undeveloped areas to become irrigated farmlands. The Han dynasty retains the centralized bureaucracy and unified political system of the Qin but adopts and grafts upon this the Confucian view that government should be run by educated, ethical men.  The emerging gentry class—which became fully consolidated during the Eastern Han—consisted of unemployed scholars, teachers, students, and government officials.  This system favored the elderly, since a longer lifespan meant more opportunities to become promoted.  Others could work as spies, scholarly protégés, or astrologers.  Since the year 184 CE was the first (and very auspicious) year of a new sexagenary cycle, the Yellow Turban's supreme leader Zhang Jue (d. 184 CE) chose the third month of that year as the time to rebel; when this was leaked to the Han court, Zhang was forced to initiate the rebellion prematurely.  Patricia Ebrey writes that in the Western Han, access to public office and promotion through social mobility were open to a larger segment of the populace than in Eastern Han. "Review: Worlds of Bronze and Bamboo: Sima Qian's Conquest of History,", Loewe, Michael. It had the most influence to today China's culture. It affected China for a mix of reasons It helped because: The Chinese were able to focus on developing and improving the infrastructure of the dynasty, basically patch up holes in the rule.  A father's input on who his sons and daughters should marry carried more weight than the mother, although a grandfather could override a father's decision. Csikszentmihalyi (2006), 167; Ebrey (1999), 78–79. The Later Zhou was the last of the Five Dynasties that had controlled northern China after the fall of the Tang dynasty in 907.  When a husband died, sometimes the widow became the sole supporter of her children, and thus had to make a living weaving silk cloths or making straw sandals to sell in the market. Please enable Cookies and reload the page. Csikszentmihalyi (2006), 7–8 & 175–176; Loewe (1994), 134–137. Ch'ü (1972), 76; Bielenstein (1980), 106–107.  The effectiveness of this law is questionable, since contemporary Han writers mention merchants owning huge tracts of land.  The government relied on taxed grain to fund its military campaigns and stored surplus grain to mitigate widespread famine during times of poor harvest. Nishijima (1986), 557; Ch'ü (1972), 136–139. 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The nine chapters of the law code consisted of statutes which dealt with criminality, while two of these chapters dealt with court procedure.  Artisans and craftsmen also enjoyed a legal status that was superior to merchants. , Starting in Western Han was a system of recommendation where local officials submitted proposals to the capital on which of their subordinates were worthy candidates for holding office; this created a patron-client relationship between former superiors and successful nominees to higher office. India did not participate in trade during the classical time period because Hinduism, which was the dominant religion of the region, discouraged trade. Ch'ü (1972), 44–47; Hinsch (2002), 38–39. A settlement from Neolithic times, Chang’an was an ideal location for a capital as it was surrounded on all sides by mountains, providing a useful obstacle to invading armies, and was close to the Yellow and Wei Rivers.  His standing in the local community was usually paramount, and was even sought as an arbiter in disputes.  A popular myth asserted that these two monks were the first to translate the Sutra of Forty-two Chapters into Chinese, although it is now known that this work was not translated into Chinese until the 2nd century CE. (1986).  Those who practiced occult arts of Chinese alchemy and mediumship were often employed by the government to conduct religious sacrifices, while on rare occasions—such as with Luan Da (d. 112 BCE)—an occultist might marry a princesses or be enfeoffed as a marquess. Citizens had limited places to worship.  Seasonings mentioned in the recipes include sugar, honey, soy sauce, and salt. "Western Han Aesthetics and the Genesis of the 'Fu',", Kramers, Robert P. (1986).  However, a major transformation in Daoist beliefs occurred in the 2nd century CE, when large hierarchical religious societies formed and viewed Laozi as a deity and prophet who would usher in salvation for his followers. , Sometimes criminals were beaten with the bastinado to gain confessions, but Han scholars argued that torture was not the best means of gaining confession, while court conferences were called into session to decide how many strokes should be given and what size the stick should be so as not to cause permanent injury. Ch'ü (1972), 123–125; Csikszentmihalyi (2006), 172–173 & 179–180. From 206 B.C.  This was reduced to forty thousand coins in 142 BCE, yet from Emperor Wu's reign onwards this policy was no longer enforced. , Promotions in rank were decided by the emperor and could occur on special occasions, such as installation of a new emperor, inauguration of a new reign title, the wedding of a new empress, or the selection of a royal heir apparent. Cloudflare Ray ID: 6075cc702f33d8f9  In the early Western Han period, powerful merchants could muster a workforce of over a thousand peasants to work in salt mines and marshes to evaporate brine to make salt, or at ironworks sites where they operated bellows and casted iron implements.  An edict of 35 CE repealed the death penalty for any slave who killed a commoner. , After Huang-Lao thought became eclipsed by other ideologies explaining the cosmos during the 2nd century BCE, the sage philosopher Laozi replaced the Yellow Emperor as the ancestor and originator of the teachings of Daoism.  By utilizing this concept, they argued that once laws and administrative systems were set in place, the government functioned smoothly and intervention on behalf of the ruler became unnecessary. , The children of both government and private slaves were born slaves. "Tomb wall tile stamped with designs of an archer, trees, horses, and beasts," 259–260.  After the eunuch Shi Xian (石顯) became the Prefect of the Palace Masters of Writing (中尚書), Emperor Yuan (r. 48–33 BCE) relinquished much of his authority to him, so that he was allowed to make vital policy decisions and was respected by officials.  This set a significant precedent for the rest of the Standard Histories, since the historian was now virtually unable to criticize his ruling patron.  Cinnabar mining was also a very lucrative industry.  In addition to an increase in salary (see table to the right), newly promoted men were granted wine and ox-meat for a celebratory banquet. Loewe (1968), 58–59; Ch'ü (1972), 149–151. Csikszentmihalyi (2006), 26–27; Loewe (1994), 128. "Review: Worlds of Bronze and Bamboo: Sima Qian's Conquest of History,", Steinhardt, Nancy N. (2005).  In Eastern Han, Ban Gu wrote a rhapsody comparing the capital cities Chang'an and Luoyang, in which he concluded that Luoyang was the better of the two (which was a subtle praise of the current emperor, hinting that his virtue surpassed the rulers of Western Han). , Many central government officials also began their careers as subordinate officers for commandery-level administrations.  Hardy explains that this was not unique to Sima's work, as Han scholars believed encoded secrets existed in the Spring and Autumn Annals, which was deemed "a microcosm incorporating all the essential moral and historical principles by which the world operated" and future events could be prognosticated. , Zhang Heng also wrote "Lyric Poems on Four Sorrows" (四愁詩), which represent the earliest heptasyllabic shi poems in Chinese literature. natural cycles which governed Heaven, Earth, and Man) was first pioneered by the official Dong Zhongshu (179–104 BCE). Wang Lü among the peaks, Ming paintings of Mt.  Their punishments in court also had to gain the approval of the emperor. Isolationism is basically limiting the contacts with other people. Nishijima (1986), 576–577; Ch'ü (1972), 114; see also Hucker (1975), 187. He founded the Sui dynasty, which, while short-lived, revived or established many important institutions that were to define imperial China.For example, the Grand Canal was built during the Sui, and linked the agriculturally-rich regions of the south with the north.  Sima's rhapsodies incorporated literary elements found in the Songs of Chu—an anthology of poems attributed to Qu Yuan (340–278 BCE) and Song Yu (fl. A storyteller, unearthed from a tomb of Songjialin.  Both Western Han and Eastern Han tombs contained 'land contracts' (diquan 地券) which stated that the deceased owned the land they were buried in.  Yet by the time of Wang Mang's usurpation it was commonly believed that Heaven, which was now given greater prominence in state worship, designated which individual and hereditary house had the right to rule, a concept known as the Mandate of Heaven.  She not only had the right to issue edicts and pardons, but if the emperor died without a designated heir, she had the sole right to appoint a new emperor. Despite its undeniable power and technological innovation, the empire's collapse sent the country into disarray for nearly four centuries.  Zhang Daoling's second successor Zhang Lu initiated a rebellion in 184 CE that allowed him to retain complete control over Ba and Hanzhong commanderies (of modern Sichuan and southern Shanxi) for three decades. Hansen (2000), 145–146; de Crespigny (2007), 514–515; Beck (1986), 339–340. Unlike lowly merchants, artisans were allowed by law to wear fancy silks, ride on horseback, and ride in carriages.  One retainer even received a sword scabbard decorated with jade and pearls, while others were given items like shoes decorated with pearls.  The Qin court had made sacrifices to and worshipped four main deities, to which Emperor Gaozu added one in 205 BCE to make Five Powers (Wudi 五帝).  The lowest-paid government employees made Equivalent to 100 bushels annually. The next Standard History was the Book of Han, compiled by Ban Biao (3–54 CE), his son Ban Gu (32–92 CE), and his daughter Ban Zhao (45–116 CE). It lasted from 206BC to 9 AD, then from 22 AD to 220 AD.  The second type of inheritance involved the practice of primogeniture, where the official title was inherited by only one son. Yang Xiong's Fangyan was the first Chinese dialect vocabulary work; the modern Chinese term for 'dialect' is derived from the title of this book. during the han dynasty, emperor qin shi huang began building the great wall of china during the han dynasty, historian believe the l ching, a fortune telling guide, History. , Chinese kinship relations during the Han were influenced by Confucian mores and involved both immediate nuclear family and extended family members. After over three centuries of disunion, China was reunified by a general of the Northern Zhou dynasty in 589. Hulsewé (1986), 533; Csikszentmihalyi (2006), 46; Hucker (1975), 165. When relations were poor, nomadic raids were frequent; when relations were good, the nomads paid tribute to the Chinese state. "Early Daoist Movements" in, Kern, Martin.  This idea became fully accepted at court (and in later dynasties), as emperors often implemented reforms to the legal system or granted amnesties to restore nature's balance. The city includes 16 square miles within its walls and has an estimated population of more than a million people.  However, the empress did enjoy the submission of concubines as her subordinates, who advocated the elevation of their sons over the empress's at their own peril.  The individual titles and functions of the Three Excellencies changed from Western to Eastern Han. "The Fall of Han," in, Beningson, Susan L. (2005). (1986), 212; Mair (2001), 251. , The 2nd-century-BCE tomb of the Lady Dai contained not only decayed remnants of actual food, such as rice, wheat, barley, two varieties of millet, and soybeans, but also a grave inventory with recipes on it. Members of the scholarly-gentry class who aspired to hold public office were required to receive a Confucian-based education.  This view was only rejected by a small minority of Legalists, who advocated a society of only soldiers and farmers, and certain Daoists who wanted everyone to live in self-sufficient villages and without commercial interests. , In addition to officials, teachers, merchants, farmers, artisans, and retainers, there were many other occupations. People of all social classes believed in various deities, spirits, immortals, and demons. O A.  Some wealthy women engaged in luxury trade, such as one who frequently sold pearls to a princess.  Deceased ancestors were thought to require food and drink in the afterlife, so living family members were routinely obligated to offer food and wine to the ancestors in a family shrine or temple. Slaves were at the bottom of the social order, yet they represented only a tiny portion of the overall population. Women also engaged in various professions in and outside of the home and were given protection under the law. Its society was governed by an emperor who shared power with an official bureaucracy and semi-feudal nobility.  Other commoners such as merchants were also able to join the army.  Although many items placed in tombs were commonly used wares and utensils, it was considered taboo to bring objects specified for burial into living quarters or the imperial palace. , Registered merchants were forced by law to wear white-colored clothes, an indication of their low status, and could be singled out for conscription into the armed forces and forced to resettle in lands to the deep south where malaria was known to be prevalent.  Mutilating punishments also existed in early Han, borrowed from previous practice in Qin. Which sentence best describes how art in Buddhist cave temples along the Silk Road reflects the beliefs of the Chinese people? Hardy, Grant and Anne Behnke Kinney. Csikszentmihalyi (2006), 176; Loewe (1994), 57. The population grew rapidly during this time, and more and more people lived in cities.  While it was socially acceptable for gentry scholars to engage in the occult arts of divination and Chinese astrology, career diviners were of a lower status and earned only a modest income.  A successful textile business could employ hundreds of women.  Although slaves were subject to beatings if they did not obey their masters, it was against the law to murder a slave; kings were stripped of their kingdoms after it was found that they had murdered slaves, while Wang Mang even forced one of his sons to commit suicide for murdering a slave. Demiéville (1986), 823; Akira (1998), 247–248.  Below the empress dowager were the empress and imperial concubines. during the han dynasty, emperor qin shi huang began building the great wall of china during the han dynasty, historian believe the l ching, a fortune telling guide, was written during the . "Estate and Family Management in the Later Han as Seen in the Monthly Instructions for the Four Classes of People,", Ebrey, Patricia. Ebrey (1999), 73; Hansen (2000), 121–123.  Other humble occultist professions included sorcery and physiognomy; like merchants, those who practiced sorcery were banned from holding public office.  There were also works on astronomy, such as the Miscellaneous Readings of Cosmic Patterns and Pneuma Images (Tianwen qixiang zazhan 天文氣象雜占) from the 2nd-century-BCE Mawangdui Silk Texts and Zhang Heng's (78–139 CE) Spiritual Constitution of the Universe (Lingxian 靈憲) published in 120 CE. This is in contrast to the Jin dynasty (265–420), when having three or more generations under one roof was commonplace. , With the exception of the bookseller and apothecary, the scholarly gentry class did not engage in trade professions, since scholars and government officials viewed the merchant class as lowly and contemptible.  Some merchant families made fortunes worth over a hundred million cash, which was equivalent to the wealth acquired by the highest officials in government. 6th century BCE) as a holy prophet.  Yang Xiong was the other prominent fu writer of Western Han, and although he at first praised Sima's work, he later criticized it as an example of the genre's shortcomings.  The physician Hua Tuo (d. 208 CE) was nominated for office while another became Prefect of the Gentlemen of the Palace (郎中令). , Besides domestic decoration, Han artwork also served an important funerary function.  However, not all retainers shared the same status, as those showered with gifts often provided highly skilled work or greater services; retainers who were not as skilled were given lesser gifts and seated in less honorable positions when meeting the host. "The Former Han Dynasty," in, Loewe, Michael.  Government slaves could be granted freedom by the emperor if they were deemed too elderly, if the emperor pitied them, or if they committed a meritous act worthy of a manumission.  In the Shuowen Jiezi, Xu Shen divided written characters between wen (文) and zi (字), where the former were original pictographs and the latter were characters derived from them.  Being a court archivist allowed Sima to utilize eighty textual sources in addition to memorials, edicts, and stone inscriptions.  Poets of the Jian'an (建安) period (196–220 CE) usually attended the same social events to compose poems on a given topic in one another's company. Ch'ü (1972), 76; Bielenstein (1980), 105.  Singing and dancing to entertain wealthy patrons were other common professions open for women.  The Han dynasty law code inherited the Qin dynasty (221–206 BCE) law that any family with more than two sons had to pay extra taxes. 2. Which statement BEST describes the Chinese state's attitude towards northern pastoralists in the Han Dynasty? A new synthetic ideology of Han Confucianism was created when the scholar Dong Zhongshu (179–104 BCE) united the Confucian canon allegedly edited by Kongzi, or Confucius (551–479 BCE), with cosmological cycles of yin and yang and the Chinese five elements.  Influential families within the wards usually maintained social order. , At the core of Confucian ethics were the selected virtues of filial piety, harmonious relationships, ritual, and righteousness.  Large bamboo-matted suitcases found in Han tombs contained clothes and luxury items such as patterned fabric and embroidery, common silk, damask and brocade, and the leno (or gauze) weave, all with rich colors and designs. While government workshops employed convicts, corvée laborers, and state-owned slaves to perform menial tasks, the master craftsman was paid a significant income for his work in producing luxury items such as bronze mirrors and lacquerwares. Capetian dynasty, ruling house of France from 987 to 1328, during the feudal period of the Middle Ages. , A host treated his retainers very well and showered them with luxury gifts if he wanted to boast his wealth and status.  The official Chao Cuo (d. 154 BCE) once wrote that anyone who presented a substantial amount of agricultural grain to the government would also be promoted in rank. (2005). de Crespigny (2007), 564–565; Ebrey (1986), 613.  For example, the first chancellor in Han to lack either a military background or a title as marquess was the pig-breeder Gongsun Hong (公孫弘) of Emperor Wu's reign.  The 19th and 20th ranks were both marquess ranks, yet only a 20th rank allowed one to have a marquessate fief. Fun Facts about the Han Dynasty. ... Its marble walls have carvings that depict events in the Buddha's life.  Beer—which could be an unfermented malt drink with low alcohol content or a stronger brew fermented with yeast—was commonly consumed alongside meat, but virtually never consumed alongside grains such as rice. Having sons over daughters was considered extremely important for the sake of carrying on ancestor worship. However, daughters did receive a portion of the family property in the form of their marriage dowries, which were sometimes equal to a brother's share of wealth in the will.  Valerie Hansen writes that Han-era Daoists were organized into small groups of people who believed that individual immortality could be obtained through "breathing exercises, sexual techniques, and medical potions. The Han dynasty (202 BCE-220 CE) follows the short-lived Qin and rules China for 300 years.  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