History[ edit ] Work on the mausoleum began soon after Emperor Qin ascended the throne in BC when he was still aged 13, although its full-scale construction only started after he had conquered the six other major states and unified China in BC. The source of the account of the construction of the mausoleum and its description came from Sima Qian in chapter six of his Records of the Grand Historianwhich contains the biography of Qin Shi Huang: In the ninth month, the First Emperor was interred at Mount Li.
As the first emperor of China, he indeed has a profound influence on Chinese history and culture. How did he come to the throne? Ying Zheng was very aggressive and ambitious at an early age. He assumed full power at 22 by ridding himself of his premier, Lu Buwei, who acted as regent while he was a minor.
He wanted to unify and subjugate all the states like Han, Zhao, Wei, Chu, Yan and Qi by the powerful political, economic and military strength of the Qin State. Ying Zheng realized his ambition and built the first feudal and centralized empire in Chinese history in BC.
He created a new title for himself: He hoped his descendants would follow in his steps to rule the country for eternity. In politics, he abolished the hereditary vassal enfeoffment system and established prefectures and counties, ruled directly by the emperor.
Based on the original rules of the Qin State, the emperor adopted some regulations of other rival states to form a workable law of the Qin Dynasty. In economy, he claimed that both the agriculture and commerce were very important.
People should have them developed together. Besides, tax system began to function and coinage and metrology were all standardized. In culture, the emperor unified the Chinese characters in writing, which promoted the development of culture.
However, he also suppressed scholars who were not to his liking. Consequently, many scholars involved were killed in Xianyang. He ordered conscript laborers to link together the defensive works against marauding nomads already built by the former states. That was the forerunner of the modern Great Wall.
Both are the wonders of China. But during their construction, countless conscripts lost their lives.
However, death claimed him before he could find success on that matter. He departed from the world of the living in BC while traveling. Accordingly, the Qin Dynasty came to an abrupt end in BC.
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