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Qin Shi Huang (Google Image) Kun Lao Tat Sang Lao ENGL 102 – Nina Bayer 24 April 2010 Seminar Paper 1 The Great Wall of China In 221 B.C., there was a new Dynasty, Qin Dynasty, established in China for a short period. The Qin Dynasty ruled in China from 221 B.C. to 206 B.C. Qin Shi Huang (259 B.C. - 210B.C.), who became the Sovereign Emperor of the unified China, was the king of the Qin Dynasty. He designed to build the Great Wall to protect the empire against intrusions by the Xiongnu people from the north. The Great Wall was finished in 206 B.C. which was the year the Qin Dynasty ended. The Qin Dynasty is a new cultural movement in the history of China. The Great wall is one of the great masterpieces of that period. Qin Shi Huang built the Great Wall in order to strengthen his Dynasty. Therefore, the Great wall is the symbol of the Qin Dynasty ruled the unified China. Building the Great Wall is a very hard work because it needed a lot of man power. The work, Great Wall, revealed Qin Shi Huang was so worried about protecting his dynasty and didn’t care to his people’s life. The Great Wall was built in Qin movement. During the Qin Dynasty ruled China, it reformed the rules of trade, agriculture, and military security. Those reformations were because of the abolition of landowning lords, which is for the peasants had ever held allegiance for the king. The central government now had direct control of the people, and that could give the government much larger workforce for employing. This allowed Qin Dynasty was able to finish the construction of most public building projects, such as a wall on the northern border, now known as the Great Wall of China. The Qin Dynasty also introduced several reforms; weights
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and measures were standardized, use of currency started, and a better system of writing was established. Yamashita reports that when Qin Shi Huang came to power, his government standardized weights, measures, currency, and script in China for the first time (95). At that same
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