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  Qin Shihuangdi - MSN Encarta
Qin Shihuangdi or Ch'in Shih-huang-ti (259-210 bc), first emperor of China (221-210 bc) and founder of the Qin (Ch'in) dynasty (221-206 bc), which gave its name to China.
At the time he ascended the throne, Qin was the strongest of China’s seven so-called Warring States, which were remnants of the Zhou (Chou) dynasty, a feudal regime that ruled China from about 1045 bc until 256 bc.
The Qin government strictly enforced laws issued by the rulers, and for this reason it is often described as Legalist.
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 Qin Shihuangdi - Search View - MSN Encarta
Although the dynasty fell apart four years after Qin Shihuangdi’s death, many aspects of its system of government endured in imperial China for more than 2,000 years.
The extent of Qin Shihuangdi's personal role in these measures is hard to determine.
Qin Shihuangdi survived at least three assassination attempts and in time became preoccupied with a quest for immortality.
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 Qin Shihuangdi - Encyclopedia.com
The first Emperor of the Qin dynasty, he reformed the bureaucracy and consolidated the Great Wall of China.
Not only did Qin Shihuangdi want to be protected from his foes in the afterlife...
Qin Shihuangdi is a highly contentious figure in...
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  Qin Shi Huangdi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Qin Shi Huang (秦始皇) (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 name First Emperor.
Qin Shi Huang ordered all the members of the former royal houses of the conquered states to move to Xianyang (咸陽), the capital of Qin, in modern day Shaanxi province, so they would be kept under tight surveillance for rebellious activities.
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.
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 The Terracota Warriros   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Its title gave rise to the name "China." Founded in 221 BC by Qin Shi huang (Shihuangdi), the Qin dynasty was a continuation of a Qin state that had existed.
Although it is rumored that Shihuangdi's tomb actually consisted of a vast underground palace containing gold and precious stones, no one knows for certain, as all the workers were either executed or walled inside the tomb when it was finished, to keep them from revealing its secrets.
Shihuangdi died in 211 BC while on an inspection tour of the eastern part of the empire.
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 The Qin Unification (221-206 bc) - Imperial China - History - China - Asia
To guard against local rebellions, Qin Shihuangdi outlawed private possession of arms and ordered hundreds of thousands of prominent or wealthy families from the conquered states to move to the Qin capital, Xianyang (near modern Xi’an).
Qin Shihuangdi assumed that his dynasty would last for thousands of generations, but the stability of the Qin government depended on the strength and character of the emperor.
Qin Shihuangdi’s heir was murdered by his younger brother, and uprisings soon followed.
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 The Early Empire
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.
But, most importantly, they developed (actually, it was invented by Qin Shihuangdi, but perfected by the Han) the administrative model which every successive dynasty would copy, lock, stock, and barrel.
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 Individuality Unearthed
Qin was also responsible for instituting wall-building as a means of defending his kingdom.
Qin Shihuangdi thought he had designed his empire to last forever, and he undoubtedly intended for one of his sons to rule upon his death; but as we all know, nothing lasts forever.
Li Si, one of Qin's chief advisors, understood that the death of the emperor without a named heir to the throne could prove to be the end of the dynasty.
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 Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huangdi / Qin Shihuangdi Ling, Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huangdi; Qin Shihuangdi Ling, Xi'an
Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huangdi / Qin Shihuangdi Ling, Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huangdi; Qin Shihuangdi Ling, Xi'an
The Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huangdi (reigned 221-210 BC) lies 30km/18.5mi northeast of Xi'an, near the town of Lintong, under a 46m/150ft high hill.
Masses of statues buried in the Qin Tombs in Xi'an.
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 Montgomery County Public Schools - Social Studies Department
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’s idea of how to run the government was based on the Legalist school of thinking that had developed during the Zhou dynasty.
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 (221–206 B.C.) | Thematic Essay | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Previously a minor state in the northwest, Qin had seized the territories of small states on its south and west borders by the mid-third century B.C., pursuing a harsh policy aimed at the consolidation and maintenance of power.
Throughout his rule, Qin Shihuangdi continued to extend Chinese rule, eventually reaching as far south as Vietnam.
Qin Shihuangdi also standardized the Chinese script, currency, and system of measurement, and expanded the network of roads and canals.
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 Qin Dynasty -- Political, Social, Cultural, Historical Analysis Of China -- Research Into Origins Of Huns, Uygurs, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Qin Lord Aigong hence dispatched Zi Pu & Zi Hu, with 500 chariots, to Chu in 504 BC and defeated Wu army at Junxiang.
Shihuangdi's cruelty would also be shown in his order to have all civilians living near a rock be executed in 211 BC after someone left inscription words stating that Qin would disintegrate once Shihuangdi died.
Qin Emperor Shihuangdi, after conquering the south, set up the commandaries of Guiling, Nanhai (south sea), and Xiangjun (elephant commandary, i.e., later Rinan Commandary of Han Dynasty) etc. History recorded that altogether 500,000 people, consisting of the disgraced men and the merchants and etc, were relocated to southern China.
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 UFO Area SECRETS OF THE EMPEROR'S TOMB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Qin state was isolated in the west of China by a section of the Yellow river and a mountain range, and thus protected from invasion of other Chinese armies.
Qin became the strongest of the seven states, and after the other six were finally defeated, China became a unified empire, a feudal monarchy under a strong central bureaucratic government.
Shihuangdi was just fifty years old when died from a sudden illness in 210 BCE, during a state inspection visit to one of the eastern prefectures.
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 The Early Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
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.
But, most importantly, they developed (actually, it was invented by Qin Shihuangdi, but perfected by the Han) the administrative model which every successive dynasty would copy, lock, stock, and barrel.
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The cultural unification of the region we know as China may have begun under the Zhou Dynasty, in which all occupied lands were placed under the rule of the members of a single extended family.
Qin=s campaign to conquer all of China began in the 330s BCE, decades before Shihuangdi=s birth.
In a way, Shihuangdi may have also played a role in the unification of Chinese thought, by ordering the destruction of most philosophical and scholarly writing.
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 Stanford Journal of Archaeology
The King of Qin, with his arched and long eyes, puffed-out chest like a hawk and voice of a jackal, is a man of scant mercy who has the heart of a tiger or wolf.
The nation-building efforts of the Qin were equated to the task of the Chinese Communist Party to unify and modernize the nation of China.
The narratives of Qin and the First Emperor accompanying the archaeological material impress the vision of a strong leader as the helmsman to the rise of an advanced nation, and the colossal underground army serves as "a demonstration of power and status.
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The first emperor, Qin Shihuangdi, had unified the country, and had himself buried surrounded by a life-sized terracotta army.
To the son of a rich farmer from Hunan, who had never been abroad and never wished to go, it was an appealing model: an inward‑looking fortress, militaristic and with a population in fear of its emperor.
Qin Shihuangdi and his terracotta warriors are still popular with tourists, but the images chosen for the giant mural at international arrivals in Beijing's newest airport all derive from paintings of the T'ang dynasty, an outward-looking imperial house that encouraged cultural and political interchange along with the Silk Road trade.
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 The Great Wall of China
In 221 BC after conquering most of its neighboring states, Ying Zheng, the ruler of the Qin State declared himself Qin Shihuangdi, the first Emperor of The Qin Dynasty.
The word Qin in pronounced "chin" and is the source of the name China.
Qin Shihuangdi began the construction of the Great Wall by connecting many of the existing border walls to protect
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 Terra Cotta Warriors
To substitute for the actual humans, Qin ordered a massive clay army to be produced for his protection.
Qin wanted the afterlife to be the same as his life on earth.
Qin produced a warlike culture in China, which brought him many enemies.
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 Emperor Qin Shi Huang and His Tomb
Emperor Qin Shi Huang (also called Qin Shi Huangdi by westerners or the First Emperor) was the founder of the first unified empire in the history of China.
Yingzheng (the name of Qin Shi Huang) led a tough childhood when his father, son of the King of Qin state, was held hostage in the State of Zhao until Lu Buwei, a wealthy merchant secured their release back to the Qin.
Qin Shihuangdi was apprehensive about the prospect of death.
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 Ancient Chinese Names
Qin Shihuangdi became the First Emperor in 221 B.C. In the process of establishing his power, he burned the books of previous regimes.
His dynasty, the Qin Dynasty ruled from 221 to 207 B.C. The Qin capital was at Xianyang, which was destroyed when Xiang Yu killed the entire Qin family.
Yang - Shang Yang was the chief minister of Qin Shihuangdi's grandfather (2)
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 The Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huangdi
Located approximately 30 km outside of the present-day capital, X'ian (called Chang'an in ancient times), of the Shensi province of modern China, the tomb of Qin Shi Huangdi remains a symbol of the infinite power and ego of China's first Emperor.
Ascending to the throne of his clan, the Qin, at the age of 13 in 246 BCE, Shi Huangdi immediately began construction of his extraordinary mausoleum which was completed soon after his death in 210 BCE, 36 years after the work commenced.
Recently discovered in 1974 by Chinese peasants who were drilling a well, the tomb of Qin Shi Huangdi proved to be one of the greatest archaeological finds in both historical importance and in sheer physical bulk.
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 Qin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Qin (state), a state of China during the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty.
Qin Dynasty, which followed Qin's unification of China
The Former Qin (Di), Later Qin (Qiang) and Western Qin (Xianbei) in the Sixteen Kingdoms period.
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 Emperor's enigma: Tomb's secrets stay sealed - The Washington Times: World Briefings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In 231 B.C., as the king of Qin, one of the seven major states at the time, he embarked on a remarkable series of campaigns, conquering his neighbors one by one.
As for cooperation with other countries, given Qin Shihuangdi's status as China's founding father, the element of national pride must be considered.
The Japanese have a special interest in Qin Shihuangdi: Some scholars believe that an expedition he dispatched to Japan seeking a rare herbal remedy played an important role in the early development of Japanese civilization.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Qin Shihuangdi
MSN Encarta - Search Results - Qin Shihuangdi
Qin Shihuangdi (259-210 bc), first emperor of China (221-210 bc) and founder of the Qin (Ch'in) dynasty (221-206 bc), which gave its name to China....
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 The Quest 2001: Great Wall of China
The most famous early wall construction is attributed to the king of the Qin dynasty, who conquered the other states and unified China in 221 BC.
Taking the title of Shihuangdi, or First Emperor, Qin Shihuangdi ordered his military commander Meng Tian to subdue the nomads of the north and fortify China's vast frontier.
Neither the Qin wall nor the Ming fortifications were called the “Great Wall of China” by their Chinese contemporaries.
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 Chin Communications Chinese Language Specialists - About Us   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Although his dynasty, the Qin Dynasty, was one of the shortest dynasties in China's history (221BC to 207BC), he is arguably the best known of China's emperors in more than 3000 years of history.
The Qin emperor certainly thought it was important, as he ordered work to commence on his tomb at the age of 13.
The Qin Kingdom was relatively powerful and in offensives against rival kingdoms eventually conquered and united all of the kingdoms into what we in the west now know as China.
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