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During his reign, Liu Bang reduced taxes and corvée, promoted Confucianism, and suppressed revolts by the lords of non-Liu vassal states, among other actions.
Charles Hucker, in "China's Imperial Past", made speculation about the distinction between the sedentary and nomadic ways of life in China's northwestern areas, around the Yellow River line, at the time of early history: That is, the two ways of life had existed among both the Xia-ren or the Chinese and the nomadic people; both groups of people had partial agriculture and partial husbandry in the area; it was due to the Xia Chinese building up the walled states that led to the polarization of the two ways of life.
This webmaster, though, would paraphrase it in one more way: Namely, every change of the dynasties of Xia or Shang would see the former rulers and their clansmen fleeing to the northern or western border to be the new generation of the barbarians.
The people of Zhou Dynasty lived in an area that was considered to be the dwelling place of the Xi-rong & Rong-di, somewhere in western Shaanxi Province, near today's Gansu/Sichuan border.
In another sense, the original Chinese 3000 years ago could not be much different from the Xi-rong & Rong-di at all.