How did the Han Dynasty strengthen China? Relaxed the harsh controls of the Qin. Appointed wise Confucian advisors. Improved internal infrastructure. Improved government finances.
What were the achievements of the Han Golden Age? Wang Chong’s scientific method: accept theories only when supported by proof. Finest technology and engineering in the world. Extraordinary art and literature.
How did the overthrow of the Han reflect the dynastic cycle?
The Han lost control of the local rulers and the infrastructure decayed. Rebellions sprang up, showing that the Han had lost the Mandate Of Heaven.
Why did Buddhism appeal to many people in China? Because if offered a hope of personal salvation that Confucianism and Daoism did not. Because Buddhism was adaptable, absorbing many Chinese traditions, such as filial piety.