It has been said that the Great Wall of China is so immense that it can be seen from space with just the human eye. Unfortunately, that is simply a rumor and has been confirmed false. Nonetheless, the Great Wall of China is also the world’s longest wall and biggest piece of ancient architecture, which is still a pretty big deal. Its official length is about 13,170 miles long, more than four times the width of the United States. The wall crosses over ten provinces and cities, including Qinghai, Gansu, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Hebei, Beijing, Tianjin, and Liaoning. There is no definite period of time from when the wall began to when it was finished, but archeologists believe the main sections of the wall were built between 221-206 BC. Now knowing it’s deep roots and it’s extensive land coverage, it is no surprise that the salvation of this remarkable structure is in jeopardy. In my paper I will focus on issues including the preservation, conservation, and overall management of the Great Wall of China, which shed significant light on the complex history and ethical issues related to this monument. I will argue that enforcement of government regulations and the promotions of keeping the wall unsoiled and beautiful are necessary actions with respect to the monument’s care and preservation today, and must be regarded further in light of aesthetic and national concerns.
The Great Wall of China is often regarded as one of the man-made wonders of the world. The Great Wall of China was constructed by two early Chinese dynasties; the Qin Dynasty (221 BCE-206 BCE) and the Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE). Emperor Qin was considered to be cruel and brutal. Cruel rulers invite rebellion and in 206 BCE, his successors were overthrown by the Han Dynasty. Both dynasties shared a common concern, border security. The wall was constructed over a period of 2,500 years and stretch to be 5,488 miles long. The wall was built to increase security, impress visitors and enhance the glory of china. However the wall also required much sacrifice on the part of the Chinese people. Overall did the benefits outweigh the costs? There were both costs and benefits into building the Great Wall of China, but the benefits outweigh the cost. The great walls benefits outweighed the costs by providing protection, create new towns
The Great Wall of China is often regarded as one of the man made wonder of the world. The wall was built over a 2,000 year period. Such a big and sturdy Wall did not come cheap in terms of many people killed, a huge investment, and a lot of time spent working on the wall. Although the wall did serve many of its purposes, was it really worth the cost? There are three main reasons the construction of the wall did not outweigh the cost. Many died in the making, huge investment for china, did not keep invaders out.
For thousands years, the Mongols have been a big threat to the Chinese civilization. The Great Wall of China took about 2000 years to build and finish. It has been measured to be over 5,488 miles long. Due to the many threats and enemies of Chinese, the wall was built. In my opinion, the benefits of building the wall do outweigh the costs for many reasons surrounding the topic.
The Great Wall of China is one of the most beautiful and biggest ancient structure. In ancient times it was very well maintained and now it is sort of maintained because 30% of the wall is gone. The wall shows pride and culture to china even though 30% of the wall is gone and now there are laws in place to protect and maintain the wall. However most of the wall if gone is from human damage.
The Great Wall was built by The Qin and the Han Dynasty. They built The Great Wall to keep out and protect China from the Mongols. The benefits of building The Great Wall of China did not outweigh the costs. In Document B, it showed that tribute was being paid by The Han. The Han was one of the the dynasties who first built The Great Wall. This shows that the benefits did not outweigh the costs because The Han still had tribute to pay to the Xiongnu Mongols and The Han dynasty still had to build and protect The Wall from the Mongols. In Document C, the text indicated that The Qin and The Han dynasties were peasants, and worked on The Great Wall while they got feed a little bit of food and suffered. The Qin and The Han were not treated well
The Great Wall was first build by Qin and Han.The reason why they build the wall is because to keep the enemies away like The Mongols.However, the benefits of the Great Wall of China did not outweigh the costs.
Although this was a great accomplishment and is now considered a symbol of China, it actually lead to the fall of the Dynasty. Shi Huang Ti used forced labor to construct the wall. Many of the peasants that were forced to work on the wall died of exhaustion, exposure to the elements, and hunger. This made him very unpopular with the people of China. Also, to keep his building project underway, he was forced to raise taxes. The forced labor, high taxes, and many deaths while The Wall was constructed lead to a number of revolts after Shi Huang Ti’s death and ultimately the fall of the Qin Dynasty. Finally, although the Qin Dynasty may have begun the construction of this Chinese Symbol, the Han Dynasty actually continued building The Wall. This proves that despite the idea that the Qin Dynasty was more influential because of the construction of the Great Wall of China, the Han Dynasty actually was more important to the development of
◎ The Great Wall of China was started to be built by the Han and the Qin dynasty. They built the wall to keep the Xiongnu Mongols out of China. However the benefits of building the Great Wall of China did not outweigh the costs. According to Document B it showed the Chinese had to pay tribute in silk bales to the Xiongnu mongols. This showed that even though the Chinese had built a wall to keep out the Mongols the Chinese still had to pay them tribute. To add on, as the Chinese added to the wall and made it greater and more massive the tribute they had to pay started to increase as the years went by. Another reason why the benefits of The Great Wall of China did not outweigh the costs is The Great Wall caused many deaths. Another reason
Emperor Qin’s many accomplishments start with the building of the Great Wall. He ordered scholars who followed Confucianism to switch to legalism and ordered them to build the wall to protect the northern borders of China from invaders like the Mongols.
One of the wonders of the world today is the Great Wall of China which was inspired by none other than the Qin Dynasty. Other dynasties put in dedication to having the Great Wall constructed but the Qin Dynasty played a significant role in coming up with the idea for it. The Great Wall of China would benefit China greatly because it would serve as defense against nomadic tribes. Apart from being protected by nomadic tribes, the Great Wall would be a benefit for China’s forever. Other countries
China’s unity of its civilians helped the prosperity of its nation to become well known to other power nation. At this period China became well known and believed to be as equally strong to other power nations. Sterling extensively explains that building The Great Wall of China came at an immeasurable cost for a "temporary advantage" (147). Many citizens of China have died for the cause of building a national symbol for China, which was not known as The Great Wall of China until foreigners gave it a name to remember. Only during the Ming dynasty did the interconnections of the walls that once divided China, became a unity. The expansion of many walls together came at a great cost. The Great Wall of China made it very difficult for the Mongols and Manchus to penetrate their defensive system, but this did not stop them from failing to attack the dynasty. The perceived barbarians had bankrupt the dynasty. Strategies of keeping enemies from infiltrating is a vital key to keep an economy from chaos and destroying a nation’s wealth that took years or centuries to achieve.