Liu Bang's first goal was to destroy the rival kings' power. He followed Shi Hwanding policy of establish centralized government in a which controls authority the running of a state. Reporting to Liu Bang's central government were hundreds of local provincials called cammarderies.
THE EMPRESS LU
When Liu Bnag died his son became emperor, but in name only. Although Lu had not been Liu Bang's only wife, she had powerful friends at court who helped her seize power
Started this philosophy. Although the same decree dismissed commerce as the least important occupation, manofacturing and commerce were actually very important to the Han Empire
When Liu Bang great-grandson took the throne, he continued Liu Bang's centralizing policies, held the throne longer than any other Han Emperor
He is called the Grand Historian for his work in compiling a history of China from the ancient dynasties to Wadi and another famous book was History of the farmer Han Dynasty
One inexperienced emperor remplaced another chaos reigned in the palace, and with peasant revolts, unrest spread across the land as well
Took the imperial tittle for himself and overtime the tan. Wang tried to bring the country under control. He minted new money to relieve the treasury's shortage and set up public granaries.
A great flood left thousands dead and millions homeless. The public granaries did not hold enough to feed the displaced, starving people
TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTIONIZES CHINESE LIFE
Advances in technology influenced all aspeds of Chinese life. The invention of paper afected Chinese government. Collar harness is another technological advance.
The Chinese invented paper. They began to use plants, such as nemp, to make thin paper. Han official produced a stronger paper by mixing mulberry bark and old rags with hemp fiber.