H A N  D Y N A S T Y  
  (206 B.C. - 220 A.D., 426 years)  


Bronze horse from a Han emperor's tomb



Art, literature, philosophy, music and statecraft flourished in the golden age of Han.  Paper first mentioned in 105 A.D.  Confucius' teachings were made the dominant creed and cornerstone of Chinese thought.  Buddhism from India was introduced to China. (The Roman Empire was found during the Han dynasty, which ended before the Tang Dynasty.)


- Han Wudi, Confucianism and silk road, Yong Ho

, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

- Jiahu, an archaeological site, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

- From Qin to Han Dynasty, P. B. Ebrey

- Steppe, the silk road, and Han Wudi
, P. B. Ebrey

- Sima Qian and the historical records
, P. B. Ebrey

- Film clip: A Court Concert