Change over Time: China
From 100 C.E. 600 C.E in classical China there were many changes and continuities both politically and culturally. During this 500 year period China did not change culturally as much as they did politically. Between 100 C.E. 600 C.E. the political power and government of China was ever changing. During 100 C.E. the Han Dynasty was at its highest point, but by 200 C.E. the great dynasty fell due to weak leaders and internal problems. Over the several hundred years to come many smaller dynasties took place but China was still divided from lack of government and structure. Then finally around 580 C.E. the rise of the Sui Dynasty allowed a centralized government to form and allows this divided region to regain its former glory. Throughout these 500 years, there were many changes in political power, but the social structure and culture in China, was reasonably stable. Social classes and the culture in China stayed constant because it was accepted and acknowledged from the people . China continued and followed many of its older traditions and religions, including Daoism and Confucianism between 100 C.E. and 600 C.E. Around the end of the Han Dynasty Buddhism is introduced to China due to trade with India and changes cultural somewhat but doesn't completely change their way of life. The Han Dynasty began around 200 B.C.E. but took off and flourished close to 100 C.E. Throughout this time span the Han Empire accomplished many things including, expansion, the silk road for trading , and a tributary system. During most of the Han dynasty there was peace and even reached a time called the Pax Sinica (Chinese Peace) in the beginning of 100 C.E., where economy, commerce, culture, and science was flourishing.They established a strong central government that was designed to help the people and protect them. Also, the government changed and positions were not given to the royal family but to the ...
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