In 221 B.C., the king of the state of Qin completed the conquest of the other feudal states and declared the foundation of the Qin dynastic empire, proclaiming himself the ‘First August Emperor of Qin’ – Qin Shihuangdi.
The Chinese annals not only give information on and the interpretation of the name of that mysterious country but also add details about its geography, administration, economy
During the Han dynasty (206 B.C.E.
Did the Chinese attribute a secular or a religious origin to law?
These similarities may have arisen in either of two ways: either through analogy (independent development) or through homology (transoceanic contact, or diffusion).
In ancient India and Egypt, it was burned as incense, believed to purify temples and palaces. From antiquity, people have believed that amber has healing properties.
After a brief survey of the importance of salt to ancient China, Egypt, and Mesopotamia, this paper examines salt production and management of the Erlitou and Erligang cultures from the Yi-Luo River basin along the Yellow River and of Zhongba in the Ganjing River valley in the Yangzi
The Qin built their military to exploit the weaknesses of the feudal armies of the Chinese states opposing them, while the Han utilized combinations of large-scale armies, maneuverability, colonization, military adventurers operating independently of the imperial court and small expeditions to expand their domain.