I'M SO TIRED OF LISTENING TO HIM. HE'S NOT EVEN THAT STRONG
The Han Dynasty was known as a prosperous period to many historians. As great as it is, without a common belief and the empire unified, any empire will come to an end.
Under Emperor Xiandi's rule, people worked for their own instead of good of China. There were 3 main groups that fought for power; the bodyguard, maid, and clan member.
The peasants didn't want to follow the belief of Confucianism anymore, and turned to Daoism. The peasants also thought that the servents had too much power over the emperor. Events such as that led to a rebellion, which later brought the Han Dynasty to an end.
The Song Dynasty is the one who unified the Ten Kingdomst that sperated after the fall of the Han Dynasty.
The Song Dynasty used the Han Dynasty's ideas of meritocracy; the most skilled gets a position of wealth and power. The civil service exams were later created to strengthen the education system.
The population of China grew rapidly at this time. As more people lived in cities, the number of resturaunts, festivles, theaters, etc. grew. Leaving China through a Golden Age.