Qin Dynasty (Qín Cháo 秦朝)

Dallas L. McCURLEY

The Terracotta Army at Xi’an, built for the tomb of the first Qin emperor Shi Huangdi (also known as Shi Huang). PHOTO BY PAUL AND BERNICE NOLL.

Although the Qin dynasty lasted for a scant fifteen years and was repressive, it was China’s first imperial dynasty and developed a centralized administration and a model of government that subsequent emperors followed for centuries.

Although it lasted only fifteen years, the Qin….

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