The Senate of Rome had most control over the citizens. Han China did not allow lower class citizens to have a say on how the empire was ruled; while, Imperial Rome had a senate to represent their plebeian’s or ordinary people. Another difference between the Han China and Imperial Rome was that the emperor of Han China had been chosen through the family and the citizens of Imperial Rome chose their ruler. Han China and Imperial Rome emphasized territorial expansion in both of their societies. They perceived threats to security; this led to war and then increased the length of border.
Mauryan/Gupta India and Han China had similarities as well as differences in the methods of political control. In the Mauryan/Gupta India was highly decentralized while Han China was centralized. However, Mauryan/Gupta India and Han China had similar bureaucracies. There was a bureaucracy present on both Mauryan/Gupta and Han. A bureaucracy is when non-elected officials are in charge instead of elected representatives.
It had a strong and peaceful government during the Qing Empire and imperial powers such as Britain and the U.S. were interested in Chinese goods. By the late 1700s, however, China was experiencing internal strains with the population and with the government (columbia.edu). China had often looked down on foreigners and did not accept their cultures, but in 1793, the Chinese emperor agreed to meet with an English ambassador. The ambassador brought with him modern gadgets of that time such as clocks and instruments (Beck 371). The emperor was not interested and then the British realized they would have to find a product to trade with China so they could balance out the trading with China; that product was opium (Beck 371).
Korea and Japan observed the political systems of China, particularly the T'ang Dynasty and its court, and applied them in different ways to their own cultures. Both countries adopted a similar court and political hierarchy system. Each possessed a ruling dynasty and a bureaucratic system. However, these entities altered several aspects of the Chinese bureaucracy. Korea prevented peoples to hold a bureaucratic office, rejecting the Chinese value that any able, intelligent person with a strong Confucian education can hold office.
Rome vs. the Han Han China and Imperial Rome, what did these two super nations have in common and how did they differ? As the Han dynasty was the great super power of China and the Roman Empire was the unstoppable conquering European force. Both of these powerful nation existed around the same time period yet there systems of government and political control distinctly differentiated from one another. So what were the differences and likenesses between the two? The Han dynasty was an imperial dynasty in which was ruled by an emperor or a king.
Source A states that “they extended many of the reforms to the whole country”, but they did not describe how Qin Shi Huang and Li Si extended those reforms. However, Source B is rather critical of Qin Shi Huang’s rule and says that Qin Shi Huang used “skillful diplomacy, outright bribery, espionage, and brutal military conquest” to unify China. It was also mentioned
Under these precarious conditions, the empires borders were left less guarded. Another similar internal factor was the corruption in both Rome and Han China. The government in Rome was an Emperor and a senate which was like a dictator and a law making body. Many of the emperors of Rome like Marcus Aurielius who spent more money than he had for military campaigns. The Han had very similar political corruption with the Han Dynasty.A further similarity between the fall of the Romans and the Chinese was externally.
Athenian and Roman Democracy Athens and Rome had two very different forms of government. These two forms of governing were efficient in their own ways. But success only came to the Roman Republic because of how they managed to keep control of Rome. Basically, the Romans did not let everyone participate in the government. Instead, the people chose officials to represent them.
Han China did not have free male citizens or free male non-citizens. There population sizes are different and so are there Population distributions. (Doc B &C) Another difference would be there government. Classical Athens had a different form of government then others. There government was called democracy (Doc D).Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens participate equally—either directly or through elected representatives—in the proposal, development, and creation of laws.Which means that the people will decide how political things go (Doc D).
China is a really huge area compare to Athens, and it related to their civilization. In addition, the geography made the different also. Han China and Classical Athens have some similarities, but the differences are geography, government, also the art. Chinese and Athenians were different, and the differences are society, running of the government, and the laws.