The Han Dynasty: The Golden Age In Chinese History

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The Han dynasty started in 206 BCE- 220 CE, and was one of Chinas longer dynasty's surviving for nearly 4 centuries with not many disruptions. This was considered the golden age in Chinese history, with many achievements like the arts, politics, inventions and technology. Later on other Chinese dynasty’s looked and admired the Han dynasty as a model of government and imperial power. The Han dynasty all began with a peasant revolting against the Qin emperor. This was led by liu Bang, the son of a peasant family. Once the Qin Emperor was killed there was a war that lasted for almost 4 years with Liu’s enemy Xiang Yu. The person that won this very long war was Liu and became Emperor. He changed his name to Han Gaozu and established the Han dynasty.