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The Qin came to power in 221 B.C. They were one of the western states that existed during the Warring States Period.
The Qin, while not the most culturally advanced of the Warring States was militarily the strongest.
The Qin made many changes that were meant to unify China and aid in administrative tasks.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Qin Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Qin Dynasty (Chinese: 秦朝; pinyin: Qín Cháo; Wade-Giles: Ch'in Ch'ao) (221 BCE - 206 BCE) was preceded by the Zhou Dynasty and followed by the Han Dynasty in China.
Qin Shi Huang (and#31206;and#22987;and#30343;) (November or December 260 BC - September 10, 210 BC), personal name Zheng, was king of the Chinese State of Qin from 247 BC to 221 BC, and then the first emperor of a unified China from 221 BC to 210 BC, ruling under the...
in the temple of the ancestors of the dynasty.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Xin Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
During this time, the dynasty's goal was to relieve the society of harsh laws, wars, and conditions from both the Qin, external threats from nomads, and early internal conflicts within the Han court.
The beginning of the Han Dynasty can be dated either from 206 BC when the Qin dynasty crumbled or 202 BC when Liu Bang killed Xiang Yu, the leader of a competing rebellion that sought to re-instate the Zhou dynasty aristocracies.
Prestige of a newly founded dynasty during the reigns of first three emperors were able to hindered the corruption; however Confucian scholar gentry turned on eunuches for their corrupted authorities when consort clans and eunuches struggled for power in subsequent reigns.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Qin (state)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Liu Pang, a rebellious peasant, overthrew the Qin dynasty and established the Han's dynastic capital at Chang'an.
During the Qin (221–206) and Han (206 – 220) dynasties, the censor's function was to criticize the emperor's acts, but in later periods the censorate was expanded and...
It was destroyed by the Qin dynasty in the late 3rd century, and until the 5th century it was only a market town.
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  Qin Shi Huang at AllExperts
in the temple of the ancestors of the dynasty.
Qin Shi Huang continued military expansion during his reign, annexing regions to the south (what is now Guangdong province was penetrated by Chinese armies for the first time) and fighting nomadic tribes to the north and northwest.
He explained the ultimate weakness of Qin as a result of its ruler's ruthless pursuit of power, the precise factor which had made it so powerful; for as Confucius had taught, the strength of a government ultimately is based on the support of the people and virtuous conduct of the ruler.
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  Qin Dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Qin Dynasty (Chinese: 秦朝; Pinyin: Qín Cháo; Wade-Giles: Ch'in Ch'ao) (221 BC - 206 BC) was preceded by the Zhou Dynasty and followed by the Han Dynasty in China.
Qin Shi Huangdi imposed the State of Qin's centralized, non-hereditary bureaucratic system on his new empire in place of the Zhou's feudalistic one.
Qin aggrandizement was aided by frequent military expeditions pushing forward the frontiers in the north and south.
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 Qin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Qin (state), a state of China during the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty.
The Former Qin (Di), Later Qin (Qiang) and Western Qin (Xianbei) in the Sixteen Kingdoms period.
Qin Shi Huang, founder of the Qin Dynasty.
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 Qin Dynasty
Qin Dynasty (秦 221 BC - 207 BC) followed Zhou Dynasty and preceded the Han Dynasty in China.
At the end of the Period of the Warring States, Ying Zheng of Qin was able to conquer all the independent states and put everyone under his own control, ending the so-called feudal system of the Zhou Dynasty.
Note: Qin Zhao Xiang Wang (秦昭襄王 qin2 zhao1 xiang1 wang2) had already been ruling Qin for 51 years when Qin anniliated Zhou Dynasty; however the other six warring states were still independent regimes.
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 Qin Dynasty
In that year the western frontier state of Qin, the most aggressive of the Warring States, subjugated the last of its rival states (Qin is pronounced Ch'in, from which the English China probably derived).
The period from 221 B.C. to 207 B.C. is known as the Qin Dynasty.
The outstanding achievement of the Qin was the centralization of Chinese government in a nonfeudal, nonhereditary, bureaucratic administration which established a pattern of freehold farmers throughout China.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Han Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In contrast to the preceding Qin dynasty, the Han was a period of cultural flowering.
The latter is considered one of the Six Dynasties that ruled China between the fall of the Han (220) and the...
The Qin (from which the name China is derived) established the approximate boundaries and basic administrative system that all subsequent dynasties were to follow.
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 Chinese History - Qin Dynasty 秦 event history (www.chinaknowledge.de)
Like the Zhou Dynasty, the Qin Dynasty's homelands were in the far west, between nomadic tribes, giving it probably more warfare energy than the people of the states in the Yellow River basin.
One king of Qin is said to have died from an injury sustained during a contest in lifting a bronze vessel.
Except personal reasons, the main factor for the downfall of the Qin Dynasty was the overextension of peasant labour that had not only to work the fields but also to built roads, walls and to serve in the military.
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 1. The Qin Dynasty - All Empires
Qin was originally a small, backward state on the western fringes of the Zhou Empire.
Qin was backward in terms of culture, but it had a very strong and disciplined army which included chariots and a powerful cavalry force.
Qin power was at a high point after this victory, but a coalition of states managed to keep its power in check.
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 Xia, Shang, Yin, Zhou, Qin,
In the Chinese historical tradition, the rulers of the Zhou displaced the Yin and legitimized their rule by invoking the Mandate of Heaven, the notion that the ruler (the "son of heaven") governed by divine right but that his dethronement would prove that he had lost the mandate.
The Zhou dynasty was founded by the Ji family and had its capital at Hao (near the present-day city of Xi'an).
The queen's son Ji Yijiu was proclaimed the new king by the nobles from the states of Zheng, Lü, Qin and the Marquess of Shen.
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 Xiao Qin - Pronounce My Name   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Qin Dynasty (Chinese: 秦朝; Pinyin: Qín Cháo; Wade-Giles: Ch'in Ch'ao) (221 BC - 206 BC) was preceded by the Zhou Dynasty and followed by the Han Dynasty in China.
The unification of China 221 BC under the First Emperor (Qin Shi Huangdi) marked the beginning of imperial China, a period that lasted until the fall of the Qing Dynasty in 1912.
Qin Shi Huangdi imposed the State of Qin's centralized, non-hereditary bureaucratic system on his new empire in place of the Zhou's feudalistic one.
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 Records of the Grand Historian: Qin Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Qin annexed the lands of the other feudal rulers and created over thirty provinces, putting in order the fords and passes, relying on the steep places and barrier points, and stationing armed men to guard the region.
The Qin ruler, having annexed the lands of all the other feudal lords, faced south and called himself an emperor, proprietor of all within the four seas, and the gentlemen of the empire docilely bowed before the wind of his influence.
Qin put an end to the Warring States period and made itself ruler of the empire, but it did not change its ways or reform its system of government, which shows that the means employed to seize an empire differ from those needed to guard it.
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 AnywhereChina.com - History Page - Qin Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Qin was the strongest state among the seven surviving states from Zhou Dynasty.
The Qin empire stretched from the Mongolian plateau in the north to Vietnam in the south.
Qin Shihuangdi was among the harshest rulers in the long history of China, which provoked much opposition.
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 Montgomery County Public Schools - Social Studies Department
The important idea is that the one ruler is “supreme.” Qin was sending the message that he would have supreme power and because of that political change, the Qin Dynasty is considered to be the beginning of China’s “Imperial” or empire period.
Qin set up a system where qualified people were appointed to the jobs and were trained to do them as he wanted them done.
Emperor Qin Shihuangdi must have known that with such strict policies, people might want to overturn him because he ordered all metal weapons within the empire to be under government control and ordinary people were no longer allowed to have metal weapons.
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 Qin Dynasty
The Qin came to power in 221BC as one of the western states that existed during the Warring States Period.
The Qin, which was not the most culturally advanced of the Warring States, was the strongest in terms of military.
First, the Qin implemented a legalist form of government under which the former Qin territory was governed.
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 About China-History-Qin Dynasty
He built up the Qin Dynasty, the first unified, multi-national, autocratic and power-centralized state in Chinese history, making Xianyang, a city near Xi'an in Shaanxi Province, as his capital city.
Although Qin is a short dynasty with a span of only fifteen years, it opened 2,000-year-long imperial history in China and exerted a far-reaching influence on the subsequent dynasties.
It was his army who first broke into the Qin capital in 206 BC and abolished all the harsh laws set by the Qin, which help him won popularity among local people.
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 Qin_Dynasty_Terra Cotta
Qin Shihuang was responsible for organizing hundreds of thousands of workers to build the Great Wall of China that continues to stand as one of the greatest historic marvels of mankinds history.
Qin Shihuang was referred to as "The Chin"; it is speculated this is where the title of China originated.
Qin Shihuang was not popular and ruled for 37 years when he died suddenly in 210 B.C. His son became the second emporer, but was overthrown in 206 B.C., starting the Han Dynasty.
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 Qin Dynasty
Much of what came to constitute China Proper was unified for the first time in 221 B.C. In that year the western frontier state of Qin, the most aggressive of the Warring States, subjugated the last of its rival states.
The other reason is because the state of Qin had a lot of iron, and consequently, at the dawn of the iron age, had many more iron weapons than the other armies did.
Qin Shihuangdi had a great many accomplishments, not the least of which was the linking together of many of the old packed-earth defensive walls of the old principalities into the Great Wall of China.
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 China: Chinese History
Wang Mang was a nephew of Emperor Yuan Di’s consort and from 1 C.E. was the underage Emperor’s regent.
The restored dynasty was never able to match the glitter and polish of the earlier Han dynasty; from the beginning, the emperors always had to fight with landowners.
The Sui dynasty arose from the northern Zhou empire, one of the three smaller empires that stemmed from the Toba’s Wei dynasty, one of sixteen dynasties in north China.
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 China: Qin Dynasty
The Qin were one of the Seven Kingdoms (Han, Wei, Chao, Qi, Yan, Qin, and Chu) that carried out a power struggle for mastery of the empire around 300 B.C.E. The king of the Zhou dynasty was still the imperial spiritual leader, but could not undertake anything against the independent princedoms.
The Qin advantage lay in its border positioning; they were forced from the beginning to defend themselves against barbarians in the west, and later, after subjugating them, were able to extend their territory toward the west.
No other dynasty was judged so harshly by the traditional, Confucian-influenced historiography: the emperor of the Qin supposedly buried his opposition alive, prescribed a mass burning of Confucian texts and writings, compelled farmers to service in the construction of his palaces and the Great Wall, and introduced a hard, legalistic regime.
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 Qin Dynasty Map
Qin (formally known as Ch'in, from the English word China probably derived).
Qin aggrandizement was aided by frequent military expeditions pushing out the frontiers in the north and south.
The dynasty was extinguished less than twenty years after its triumph but the imperial system initiated set the pattern for the next two millennia.
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 Qin Chin Dynasty
In 221 BC the Qin state defeated the last of its rivals.
Qin had successfully unified China and began the longest period of rule by a single political system the world has known.
Because of the massive demands placed upon the population to create his public works, and his many unpleasant new laws, the dynasty was short lived.
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 Qin Dynasty
Qin Shihuangdi Among one of the first dynasties the Qin dynasty would be the start to revolutionize the world.
The Qin dynasty was ruled by Qin Shihuangdi in the late 200�s BCE.
The title of Emperor was used for the first time in Chinese history to set the Qin ruler apart--as the ruler of the unified land--from the kings, the heads of the earlier, smaller states.
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 Qin Dynasty - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Qin Dynasty, also Ch'in dynasty, Chinese imperial dynasty (221-206 bc) lasting only 15 years which unified China and laid the basis for all...
In 221 bc, the king of Qin proclaimed himself Shi Huangdi, or First Emperor of the Qin dynasty.
Painting, which had begun in the late Zhou dynasty, flourished during the Han.
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