In the classical time period there was two dynasties from South Asia called the Mauryan and the Han. The Mauryans were from India and in power around 350BC to 150 BC, while the Hans ruled over China from 206 BC - 220 AD. Chandragupta lead the Mauryan dynasty using a centralised government to stabilize the subcontinent. Liu Bang headed the Hans with Confucian philosophies in mind providing great wealth and prosperity for all. In the classical times the Han and Mauryan dynasties both had powerful centralized governments, but differed in the aspects of government workers, government philosophies, and the patterns of government that took place after their fall. One the most obvious differences between the two is the philosophies of their governments.