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If there was one thing which kept China somewhat elective was the Mandate of Heaven. Which means that anyone could claim to be an Emperor if the previous dynasty had collapsed and the country was in anarchy or split into many separate parts. Or if the dynasty was likely to fail. This sort of rule was good… Read More The Mandate of Heaven
The Song Dynasty is incredibly rich. I mean it, they were an incredibly rich dynasty. To the degree that they were able to throw money literally at their problems. They paid a large tribute to the Jurchens to keep them off their land for most part. Until it didn’t solve their problems. It gives a… Read More The Rich Song
To many, this is a dynasty largely ignored. There are dynasties which are even more ignored (Song Dynasty, Jin Dynasty, and Sui Dynasty ). But those are for another time. The Ming Dynasty came before the Qing, which is a fact. But is it truly weaker than them, or had a poorer form of governance? … Read More The Mysterious Ming
What’s the difference? There is a difference between these two terms. And I’ll be showing you the reason. And it irks me when people just decide to lump these two together without actually having any real idea just how different they are. The difference between Imperial China and Ancient China is the fact that Imperial… Read More Ancient China Vs Imperial China