The Mandate of Heaven: Part 2

A History of Japan

10-08-2020 • 17 mins

War rages across Zhou Dynasty as the former states become kingdoms and set their eyes toward national domination. Ultimately the kingdom of Qin would claim the throne for themselves, thanks in part to the reforms of legalist scholar Shang Yang. After the Qin's collapse, the Han Dynasty would rise from their ashes and rule China for four hundred years.

Don't forget to check out the supplemental post for maps, artwork, and a very interesting re-creation of the pigments that originally adorned the terracotta army!

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