You have read about the Han dynasty and learned why it was an improvement of the Qin's strict rule. In addition, it encompassed the peaceful period known as the Pax Sinica, a 400-year period of prosperity and stability. Furthermore, you learned how the Han power finally declined but left behind lasting achievements in government, technology, science, and the arts.
Destination Title: The Han Dynasty: The Empire Consolidated Web site
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Start at The Han Dynasty: The Empire Consolidated Web site.
- Scroll down the Web page, reading and analyzing the information about the Han dynasty. (You are not responsible for reading any material beyond the heading "Han Scholarship, Art and Technology.")
- Answer the following questions.
[NOTE: In the text, Ch'in is used as an alternate spelling for Qin.]