Model fortified farm.
3rd c BCE-3rd c CE Chinese Han Architecture
HAN DYNASTY Anonymous
(active 206 BCE - 220 CE)
206 BCE-220 CE
3rd c BCE-3rd c CE
Paris. Musee Cernuschi.
The Han inherited a war-torn but essentially unified country. Veterans were rewarded with land, housing and farming equipment and war profiteers were punished. In order to encourage agricultural production, Han rulers reduced land taxes and exempted heads of families with new-born children from the military draft. Thanks to farms like the one shown in this model, gradually prosperity was restored to the land and China regained its strength.
Thanks to his enlightened policies, the Han Emperor Wu Di lead a unified and powerful country. His armies defeated the northern nomads and he moved colonies of Han Chinese farmers into the conquered lands, gradually spreading Chinese culture outward. He extended the Great Wall, further securing the farmers against the invading nomads.
HAN | Model fortified farm. | 206 BCE-220 CE | Chinese | Han
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