Why the Qin dynasty could not last long? 为什么秦始皇建立的秦朝那么短命?


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Terra Cotta Warrier 兵马俑

Mausoleum of the First Qin

Emperor Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum 秦始皇帝陵

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The South Door of the City Wall of Xian

I always want to know why the Qin dynasty could not last long. 秦始皇Emperor Qin Shihuang has just ruled 37 years and he managed to unite the whole China which was actually formed by 7 smaller nations.  He conquered the rest in a relatively short time and managed to complete so many tasks in his short life. He built the Great Wall of China, his palace阿房宫and Terra Cotta Warrier兵马俑. He formed one united measurement method, formed one national language and many more. However, his empire did not last long. It has gone into the end after his son 胡亥took over and became the emperor when秦始皇Emperor Qin Shihuang died at the age of 50.

It is amazing to see how during that time almost the whole population in China just lived and worked for a person i.e. 秦始皇。 They built his Palace 阿房宫, great Wall, 兵马俑 and involved in wars. I guess nobody else can do it now except may be the Kim Jong-un of North Korea. 回到两千两百多年前的秦朝, 感受秦始皇怎么利用自己的影响力, 他如何运用全国的国力和财力来建造自己想要的东西, 现在可能只有朝鲜的金正恩可以做得到。

秦始皇帝

秦始皇帝(前259年1月27日-前210年8月10日),姓嬴,名政, 他十三歲即位,三十九歲時統一六國建立秦朝,五十歲出巡時駕崩,在位三十七年。

統一天下後推行多項政策如書同文,車同軌,統一度量衡等對后世影響深遠的政策,奠定了中国两千余年政治制度基本格局,秦始皇在位期間亦進行多項大型工程,包括修築長城、阿房宮、驪山陵, 兵马俑等,但他的暴政令人民徭役甚重,這亦是秦朝在他死後速亡的其中一個原因。

If you go to the Emperor Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum秦始皇帝陵 where he was buried, you will find that the south of his mausoleum is the 骊山Lishan (Li Mountain) and its north is the Weihe River 渭河. By right with the mountain at the back is a good support 有靠山(玄武) and face the water is auspicious 有明堂(朱雀), 坐山看水. But, the Chinese’s belief is it should face the south with the mountain at the North as support  向南而得天下, 前天八卦南为乾为天.

Please refer to my previoud write up about the feng shui of Forbidden City of Beijing http://penangfengshui.blogspot.my/2010/07/forbidden-city-feng-shui-part-4.html to understand more about the concept.

日本人多信奉佛教而佛教是在唐朝传至日本,因此许多古老建筑物都保有中华文化色彩。许多建筑物都向南,根据前天八卦南为乾卦,乾为天,坤为地, 因此许多重要建筑物都向南方,之前我有说过许多中国的重要建筑物如北京紫禁地都向午门,午门在南方,孔子曰向南而得天下,日本深受唐朝的首府长安的影响,因此建筑物的形状也有很多相像之处。

Also, the Weihe River 渭河 actually forms the bow arrow water 反躬水 to the Emperor Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum. Please refer to the diagram attached.

I have written a lot about the impact of the bow arrow water 反躬水. Please refer to one of them about Bangkokhttp://penangfengshui.blogspot.my/2011/05/feng-shui-of-bangkok-thailand-part-1.html

and the feng shui of Brunei http://penangfengshui.blogspot.my/2011/07/feng-shui-of-brunei.html

During this time, for those who needs fire element as his or her desired element in bazi, it will be great if you can get a house with the main entrance faces the south. If you are getting a condominium, look for one that the balcony is facing the South. This is also because in period 9 (2024 – 2043), the flying star fire 9 purple is at the South.

The South Door of the City Wall of Xian also is the grandest door among the 4 doors (South, North, East and West doors). All the palaces in Xian faced the South. Therefore, we can see how important is South facing to the Chinese.

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