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Han Dynasty Music: A Han-Dy Guide

Han Dynasty Music: A Han-Dy Guide

When Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang decided to destroy all ‘evidence’ of scholarship and culture in ancient China during the Qin Dynasty, with books of everything burnt to crisps, leaving nothing behind, traditional Chinese music was in danger of being lost forever. However, when the Han Dynasty came around, this fate was reversed…

Confucian Practices in the Han Dynasty

Confucian Practices in the Han Dynasty

Confucianism impacted the lives of Han people in many ways, but mainly through the practices such as marital expectations, rituals and inheritance laws. Coupled with the booming economy and technology during the Han Dynasty, the lifestyles of the Han Chinese were nothing like previous dynasties had experienced before. This blog delves further into certain key Confucian practices that the Han Chinese carried out in their times…