Essay On The Chinese Dynasty

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China has always been one of the most powerful world’s empires. China was one of the oldest empires in the world. There were many Chinese dynasties that rose and fell throughout China’s history. The history of China is a history of battles and war. All these wars and battles were so important, they changed the structure of their culture now and then. China, one of the countries that can brag of a very old city/people, has a long and mysterious history. Three major dynasties that rose during ancient China were the Tang, Han and the Song. The Han era was one of the golden ages of Chinese civilization. The cycle is pretty simple, it starts with a new ruler that unites China, founds a new dynasty, and gains the Mandate of Heaven. He then, rules, if the people of the city don't like the ruler, they can revolt and from there a new cycle begins. It would start a strong dynasty that establishes peace and prosperity. It is considered to have a Mandate of Heaven. In time, dynasties decline and becomes corrupt, taxes are raised and the power grows weaker. Many disasters such as floods, famines, and invasions occurred. Old dynasty is seen as having a lost Mandate of Heaven. The dynasty is…show more content…
The Mandate of Heaven is what the Chinese people believed gave their rulers the right to be king or emperor. It meant that the god they had chosen had their blessings. For the god to keep the blessing the people had given, the gods have to be good and a just ruler. When a ruler or dynasty lost power, they had also lost the Mandate of Heaven. The ruler has power over the people, but he must make unselfish choices or the gods will take away his right to rule. The Mandate of Heaven is based on four principles: the right to rule is granted by heaven, there is only one heaven therefore there can be only one ruler, the right to rule is based on the virtue of the ruler and lastly the right to rule is not limited to one
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