Qin Shi Huang was the first Chinese sovereign to proclaim himself "Emperor", after unifying China in 221 BC. That year is therefore generally taken by Western historians to be the start of the "Qin dynasty" which lasted for fifteen years until 207 when it was cut short by civil wars.
n the Chinese dynasty (from 246 BC to 206 BC) that established the first centralized imperial government and built much of the Great Wall. Synonyms: Ch'in, Ch'in dynasty, Qin Type of: dynasty. a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family.
Despite its brevity, the Qin dynasty left important marks on Chinese culture. In fact, the name "China" is derived from the name Qin (“Ch'in” in former Romanization systems). Following the Zhou Dynasty, China became involved in a seemingly endless conflict between the various regions for supreme control of the country.Jan 22, 2014
Liu Bang (r.202-195), was an unlettered but militarily brilliant peasant rebel leader who overthrew the oppressive Qin regime, and defeated his rival Xiang Yu to found Han Dynasty (206 BCE to 220 CE). This dynasty became the first lasting imperial regime of China.
Qin Dynasty. Qin Dynasty was the first unified, multi-national and power-centralized state in the Chinese history. It lasted from 221 BC to 207 BC. Although surviving only 15 years, the dynasty held an important role in Chinese history and it exerted great influence on the following dynasties.
In 221 B.C., the Qin ruler Shi Huangdi unified China and ruled by harsh Legalist principles. The Han Dynasty ruled over a large and successful land. The Han Chinese way of life is reflected in Chinese life today.
Achievements. The main achievement of the Qin is the fact that it unified China, creating the first dynasty ruled by the first emperor Qin Shi Huang. Other well-known achievements is the creation of the Great Wall and a large army of Terracotta Warriors.Aug 18, 2015