Ch'in dynasty

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Noun1.Ch'in dynasty - the Chinese dynasty (from 246 BC to 206 BC) that established the first centralized imperial government and built much of the Great Wall
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
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Statesman, Patriot, and General in Ancient China: Three Shih Chi biographies of the Ch'in Dynasty (255-206 B.C.).
The wardrobe of the Ch'in Dynasty court was represented in the hierarchy of colour as follows:
During the centralizing and tyrannical Ch'in dynasty that ruled China between 221 and 209 B.C., the works of Confucius were slated for destruction, on the grounds that they contained material antithetical to the obedience of people to their rulers, and many of those who prized or taught his works were brutally killed on the emperor's orders.
Born into an aristocratic family in the state of Ch'in, he entered the army and rose to become a general under Shih Huang-ti; commanded armies for Shih in the unification of China and the creation of the Ch'in dynasty (222); led a huge Ch'in army to conquer southern China (215-210), and established himself as viceroy of the area with his capital at Canton (Guangzhou); became increasingly independent as the Ch'in dynasty faltered, and proclaimed himself Prince of Yueh (in Zhejiang province) (205); recognized the suzerainty of the new Han dynasty (196), but retained most of his autonomy; defeated a Han invasion (181), and died about 167.