Religion and the Early Political Structures

The interconnection between religion and politics continue to elicit reactions in political philosophy. For some, there is need for distinction between religious belief and the state affairs. However, religion often makes claims regarding people’s allegiance that come as a universal perspective (Ortner, 1989). For instance, the Muslims believe that all people owe their obedience to the Allah. Now, the establishment of the Early Chinese Empire involved the unification of the Qin and Han dynasties. Their imperial structure involved the combination of the Legalist considerations and that of the Confucian. The emergence of Buddhism in China opened up several other trade routes and resulted in the rise of more stable dynasties especially after the disintegration of the Hans.