Intellect: The Han Dynasty was very smart, as the silk road shows. The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that were for centuries central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the East and West from China to the Mediterranean Sea. These routes were very helpful to the Han, as they would be of assistance when the people needed supplies. Many great events happened on this ancient road, making the trade route historically important. Famous travelers along the road were its bright pearls, making it glorious. A great number of soldiers gave their lives to protect it. These are some of the reasons the road is still a time-honored treasure.
Economy: The Han dynasty experienced contrasting periods of economic prosperity and decline. ... The Han economy was defined by significant population growth, increasing urbanization, unprecedented growth of industry and trade, and government experimentation with nationalization.
Politics: During the reign of Emperor Wu, Liu Che, who ruled from 141 - 87 BC, the Han Dynasty achieved its most powerful and prosperous period. He dispatched two generals Wei Qing and Huo Qubing to fight against the invasion of the Hun and greatly enlarged the territory of the Western Han.
Social Structure: Aristocrats and bureaucrats were at the top of this hierarchy followed by skilled laborers like farmers and iron workers. The bottom tier consisted of unskilled laborers such as servants and slaves. The emperor was at the top of the whole hierarchy. At the top of the Han Dynasty social structure was the emperor. This social structure allowed the Han Dynasty to live on for 400 years.
Arts: Military expansion, political centralization, and cultural achievements made this the first of China's four greatest dynasties. The Han invented paper and lead-glazed ceramics, and greatly improved silk-weaving techniques.
Religion: The religious legacy of the Han era was the development of Confucianism and Daoism, and the acceptance of Mahayana Buddhism. During the Western Han era, the religion of Daoism developed that became China's major indigenous religion.