Tag Archives: Shang Yang

Shang Yang Reforms

Shang Yang (390-338 BC) was an important statesman of Qin in the Warring States Period of ancient China. It was he who enacted numerous reforms, and promoted Qin into a militarily powerful and strongly centralized state. Before Shang Yang’s arrival in 361 BC, Qin was a peripheral, backwards state. After Duke Xiao of Qin, ascended [...]

Posted in History of China | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment