Compare and contrast the achievements of the Persian and Chinese civilizations. Focus on the Achaemenid dynasty in Persia and the Han dynasty in China. Look at their achievements in the areas of governance and administration, important rulers, philosophy and religion, intellectual life and technological innovation. What were some of the common characteristics and differences of these civilizations? Include specific examples from both civilizations in your essay.


Your essay should be about 3 to 4 pages (typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font, one inch margins). pretend you are basically writing an “open book open note” essay in class. Write in the past tense. Do not make comparisons outside the historical period identified in the topic or with the present. Write it in your own words. Write the essay as a Word document (.doc or .docx file)

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