Has influenced the Qin Dynasty of China

History of China - The Dynasties

The time of the dynasties was great Conflicts embossed. Mighty warrior-kings fought bitterly for rule over the ever-growing country. Finally united Qin Shi Huang, probably the most important person in Chinese history, the many warring kingdoms of China into one empire. In fact, the modern name "China" is an allusion to that Country father (Qin sounds like "Chin" when pronounced correctly).

Even if he is bully Qin Shi Huang helped China to achieve a common currency, a common script and - albeit for a short time - ensured clearly defined national borders. With the Qin Dynasty, he created a unified Chinese state that would last for centuries. Although little is known outside of China about the details of his rule: the army of the Terracotta Warriors at the tomb of Qin Shi Huang, which is supposed to protect the ruler in his afterlife, is world famous. Every year, countless travelers visit the historic city of Xi’an to see the fascinating archaeological site with their own eyes.

Although the most important of all dynasties, the Qin dynasty was not the last ruling dynasty in China. Numerous other imperial dynasties followed over the centuries before the country finally became republic has been.

Each dynasty influenced Chinese culture in different ways. During the Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD) Buddhism spread from India to China. Buddhism plays a particularly important role in Tibet, which has been under Chinese rule since the 1950s. Today there are many Buddhist temples and landmarks in China, such as the giant Buddha sculpture of Leshan. This was also of great importance for the development of China Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). Numerous achievements in the field of Chinese politics, art and technology date back to this period.

After the Tang Dynasty, various ruling families experienced their rise and fall. The trade with the west increased steadily, in the nineteenth century finally numerous Chinese settled in the west. Places like Hong Kong, which was under British colonial rule, gradually became important international trading centers.