Trade during the Han dynasty

China and Southeast Asia initiated trade, during the Han dynasty, circa 100 CE. (Northern part of what is now Vietnam)

Map of the silk roads

Date:
      100 CE
Location:
      China and Southeast Asia


Additional Information:

  • Han Dynasty — Cultural Heights [ushistory.org]
    The 7,000-mile Silk Road flourished during the Han dynasty, allowing trade between China and India. The major achievements of the early Han dynasty revolve around the first emperor to reign under the Mandate of Heaven, Wu Ti. … However, it was his westward expansion that most influenced what became the Han Empire.
  • Economy of the Han dynasty – Wikipedia
    The Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD) of ancient China experienced contrasting periods of economic prosperity and decline. It is normally divided into three periods: Western Han (206 BC – 9 AD), the Xin dynasty (9–23 AD), and Eastern Han (25–220 AD). The Xin regime, established by the former regent Wang Mang, formed a brief interregnum between lengthy periods of Han rule.
  • Han Dynasty Economy – Facts about Han Dynasty Trade & Production
    Many historians have said that the Han Dynasty’s economy was characterized by a stark contrast of prosperity and economic decline. However, for the most part, this dynasty was characterized by economic opulence and success with just a small period of economic decline.
  • Silk Road – Ancient History Encyclopedia
    The Silk Road was a network of trade routes, formally established during the Han Dynasty of China, which linked the regions of the ancient world in commerce. As the Silk Road was not a single thoroughfare from east to west, the term ‘Silk Routes’ has become increasingly favored by historians, though ‘Silk Road’ is the more common and recognized name.
  • Merchants During the Han Dynasty – Ancient Chinese Trade
    The Han Dynasty emerged just as the Silk Road was developed, and Han Dynasty merchants relied on the Silk Road to help them trade valuable goods and become rich. During the Han Dynasty, paper and the silk loom were invented, both of which became very highly-demanded goods for countries along the Silk Road and large sources of income for most Han Dynasty merchants.

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