To stop foreign interference the Emperor Qin She Huang of China's first dynasty, the Qin Dynasty
, decided to build the Great Wall of China.
The end of the ancient period was marked by fierce battles between people of different clans leading to the downfall of the Zhou dynasty and the beginning of a unified China under the Qin Dynasty
According to multiple ancient texts notably 'Huai Nan Zhi' and 'Shi Ji' Hong Kong was part of a much larger southern region, known today as Lingnan, that was first annexed to the Middle Kingdom through a series of brutal military conquests led by the infamous first emperor of the Qin dynasty
, in the years 221-210 BC.
The study of the 48 medicine-related slips also revealed that the Qin Dynasty
, through its 15 years' lifespan, had a sophisticated medical system and documentation, and had multiple treatments that continued to be in use for a very long time.
During the Battle of Julu in 207BC, he was called upon by Song Yi, a minister of the insurgent Chu kingdom, to help the rebels in their fight against the troops of the Qin dynasty
Its presence dates back to the Qin dynasty
(221-206 BO but was also used considerably in the later Tang, Song and Ming dynasties for both structural timber work and furniture making.
The first Emperor who unified China was Qin Shi Huang, the First Emperor of Qin Dynasty
, while the first Emperor that unified India was Ashoka.
Take for instance the system of ranks of merit (in Brashier's parlance, "grade system") that the Han dynasty adopted from the preceding Qin dynasty
[221-207 BCE], The Qin system, pace Brashier, was not "stratified by age" but rather was purely meritocratic: One's success on the battlefield (especially decapitating enemy soldiers) led to one's promotion (160).
This period corresponds to a few changes among the ruling dynasties in China, such as from the Qin Dynasty
to the Former Han Dynasty in the 3rd century BC, and the change from the Former Han Dynasty to the Xin Dynasty, as well as the change from the Xin Dynasty to the Later Han Dynasty in the 1st century AD.
China likes to build walls, be that the Qin Dynasty
Great Wall of 221 BCE or the Great Internet Firewall of today, blocking eight of the world's 25 most-trafficked websites.
It showcased an array of precious artefacts that included bronze works dating back to the Western Zhou dynasty, bricks from the Qin dynasty
, tiles from the Han dynasty, Tang Sancai and Silk Road coins from Xi'an, as well as paintings, ethnic costumes, agar wood, tea and traditional decorations from India.
The remains, nine sections with a total length of more than 10 km, are believed to be part of the Great Wall built during the Qin Dynasty
(221 BC-206 BC), according to Zhou Xinghua, former curator of the Museum of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and a Great Wall expert.