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. In creating the first empire, Qin Shihuangdi divided the land into separate provinces and districts, standardized laws and public works. Qin created a bureaucracy in China by dividing the lands into thirty-six separate provinces, The first emperor divided the country into thirty-six commanderies… (Territorial, Political and Cultural Growth of China, 309).
These provinces were further divided into many separate districts which were governed by three Qin representatives: a civil governor, a military governor and an imperial inspector. These three representatives governed their districts and collected taxes for the emperor, Thus tax collection and conscription of men for the army and labor on government projects and all other important functions were centralized (Peijin).
Creating a bureaucracy caused China to modify and set ideas of laws. Along with the implementation of the bureaucracy came much standardization. The written language was standardized, as were the systems of weights, measurements and currencies, The individual systems of weights, measures and currency which had existed in each of the Warring States were changed to conform to the Qin state standard (Peijin).
Furthermore, an uniform set of laws were established throughout the empire.
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Even such seemingly trivial things like the axle seize in carts were standardized, … even the axle length of carts was made uniform (Peijin).
Because with a standard size cart, the emperor was able to build standard size roads. Public works was a huge part of the Empire.
Construction of the Great Wall began during Qin s rule, although it didn t reach it full glory until the Ming dynasty, The Qin dynasty commanded a high level of technological skill and artistic talent, as attested by the first emperor s mausoleum, an enormous complex of underground chambers extending over an area of twenty-one square miles (Territorial, Political and Cultural Growth of China, 309).
Many canals and roads were built during his reign, … established conditions for the improvement of production, transportation, communications, administration and cultural mingling among the different parts of the country (Peijin).
Public works is still used today in the modern world.
Dividing the land into separate provinces and districts, standardizing laws and public works helped unify the empire. Qin help revolutionize hierarchies used in the modern world. probably the most important legacy was the written language; it allows for communication between different ethnic groups. Third, the public works allows us to navigate but roads, canal and railroads. Because of Qin s idea to unify the world, it has help by giving us our modern ideas. Bibliography Peijin, Wang.
The Qin Dynasty: The Great Wall and the Unification of China. The Center For Teaching About China. Chicago, IL. The Territorial, Political and Cultural Growth of China.