Techniques of the both empires also grew through their military that defended the empires and conquered neighboring lands. Though only Rome also used their military to build roads and government buildings which contributed to the economic wealth of the empire, both empires had thriving economies and trading systems. The silk road helped connect the two prospering civilizations together. The techniques that were developed through administration, military, and trade helped Rome and Han China out live many other empires and continue to be strong, until the final years of their reign. A difference and similarities in administrative techniques used in Han China and Rome can be seen when looking at the emperors and legislative bodies.
Rome and Han China Rome and Han China were separated by thousands of miles which made them develop independently of each other, but they both managed to flourish at the same time. These Empires have impacted the world around them with their differences in technological developments, other differences they had can be seen through individual economic status and government ideas. A specific example could be the idea of choosing emperors in Rome based on republic ideas versus China which had emperors based on the Mandate of Heaven. While these empires had differences, they also had similarities some examples being agriculture as a main source of income, militaristic views, new religion developments, and patriarchal family structures. Having aggressive neighbors although being so far apart was one similarity in Han and Rome because in order to protect themselves from them they needed a strong military and also needed to build protecting walls.
Han China vs. Imperial Rome C&C Essay Han China and Imperial Rome were two of the greatest empires during the classical periods. They shared similarities but were also different in many ways. These similarities and differences significant ways the two empires are strong. Han China and Imperial Rome had different political systems and ways on how to run their country which made them advanced and powerful. They were similar in which they were both centralized.
It was an enormous weight on Rome's resources and power, when they had to stress over big wins. For example, when there was barely any food to support the developing empire. Similarities Rome and Han China shared similar techniques in their methods of military conquest in relation to their imperial administration. Both Rome and Han China established control of their territory though fighting and defending land. Testaments of this can be seen when Rome used legions that consisted of heavy infantry.
Although this is true, China was much more open and positive towards technological advancements, while Rome was more of a class-divided society, which in turn causes the general opinion on technology and advancements to be low. It should be noted that all of the documents herein are sourced from men who are wealthy and or government officials. In order to correctly state each society’s views, there should be a document sourced from a woman, a minority, and or a lower class citizen. For example, in Doc. 7, an upper-class roman philosopher and advisor to Emperor Nero, stated “...invented by someone with a mind that was nimble and sharp, but not great or elevated.” When referring to the hammer and the tongs, his point of view is that rather than making something meaningful, they use their sharp mind for making manual labor easier thus encouraging laziness.
India and China are considered “classical” because they both ran their governments the way that we run ours today. China and India are both similar in the fact that they both had more complex and organized governments than did the river valley civilizations. With the addition of all the new land they would control, both civilizations would need to have a complex and organized government to keep the civilization stable. And with all of the new land, there would be an addition of more people to the civilization. So both civilizations had to be organized so that their civilization would always be in control, no matter how large it gets.
Han China and Imperial Rome During the period of 206 B.C.E to 220 C.E in Han China and 31 B.C.E to 476 C.E in Imperial Rome many similarities and differences in political control occurred during the classical period. Although both Imperial Rome and Han China controlled large portions of the world’s population and use a bureaucracy as political control they also had differences within that held power and what they based their belief of power on or who it should be controlled by. Both Han China and Imperial Rome controlled a large portion of the world’s population and produced political and cultural legacies that extended to modern day society. They used bureaucracy as a form of political control which is a delegation of power in government. Military played a major role in there rise and fall of their political structure.
Andres Briseno April 28, 2012 History 101 Comparing and Contrasting the Roman Empire and Han Dynasty The Imperial Roman Empire (31 BCE- 476 CE) and Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE) are two of the the best empires of all time and were the best in their times. They both had many similarities and differences. During this time when the Roman Empire and Han Dynasty were ruling, both empires were similar politically. Both Empires had some form of highly centralized bureaucracy. The Roman Empire had territories governed by army generals and governors to help maintain regions in the Roman Empire, as well as senators to be in assistance to the citizens of the district.
Politics in the Han dynasty were very important to keep the empire together. In the Han dynasty, Liu Bang did something different and, instead of wealth or birth name, he gave government positions to those who were well educated and deserving of this position. Liu Bang wanted to be a strong dynasty like the Qin dynasty, but weak like Zhou at the same time. He chose to go down the middle path and be a mix of weak and strong. Bang divided the empire into administrative districts that were each governed by officials.
Rome also had the most advanced technology in the military department. They had the advantages they needed over all of the other territories. Rome wanted full control of everywhere around them, and that’s what they aimed the highest for. The Romans did seek empire, they did not back into it, their government was unequal, citizens had to believe everything the government told them, and they conquered other territories to make their empire