A brief synopsis of Tomb Sweeping Festival, it’s traditions and expectations… then onto the state of Qin’s early defeats at the hands of a combined Wei and Han. It’s Qin’s subsequent reforms at the hand of the Legalist Shang Yang,however, that are the real focus of this episode. Newly centralized and militarized, the now Kingdom of Qin begins it it’s expansion, beginning with the independent realms of Sichuan. And for his efforts, Shang Yang will find himself pulled apart by chariots, and his family annihilated. Some thanks, indeed.