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By the time of Wu Ti (140-87 BCE) of the Former Han dynasty (206 BCE-24 CE), however, Confucianism had recovered from this blow and the destruction that civil war inflicted on its classics and learning.
Confucianism intertwined with the doctrines of the yin-yang and the Five Elements and even with the popularly apocryphal writings, in which Confucianism was interpreted in religious, mystical and prophetic terms, and Confucius himself was taken as the 'uncrowned king'.
BCE), while the latter was represented by Yang Hsiung (53 BCE-18 CE).
philtar.ucsm.ac.uk /encyclopedia/confuc/geness.html   (1586 words)

 Early Han Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
206 BCE - 9 AD From the turbulent Ch'in dynasty a rebel leader, Liu Pang, arose to seize control of the former Ch'in empire.
In the 2nd cnetury BCE, an imperial university was established to teach students the five classics of the Confucian school to prepare them to become bureaucrats.
The height of the Han empire was under the rule of Emperor Wu Ti, who ruled the Han empire from 140 to 87 BCE.
library.thinkquest.org /12255/library/dynasty/earlyHan.html   (327 words)

Dendrochronology Since the 1627 BCE irregular tree ring signature for bristlecone pine comes from a living chronology, it may correlate to the dominate T cycle of a 1620 BCE signature sync.
The irregular tree ring signatures between bristlecone pine at 1627 BCE and the sync of 1626 BCE in the Irish bog are actually 91 years apart so that by natural extension the sequence constructs between the end of GB2 and Teeshan that begins at 13 BCE are incorrect in sync.
The near century gap of *missing* oaks between the end of the Dorsey extended chronology (95 BCE) to the beginning of Teeshan (13 BCE) is caused by the incorrect sync.
www.scn.org /~bb089   (1727 words)

Jesus the son of Sirach (about 200 BCE), a Jewish scholar, wrote down a compilation of the wisdom he had gathered during his life.
He extolled the value of health over riches, advised occupying a dwelling of one's own no matter how humble, advocated cheerfulness and being comfortable with one's life, warned against disruptive passions, and urged that one should not defraud oneself of one good day, for there is no luxury to be enjoyed in the grave.
In this way, he shows how different viewpoints on historical events can emerge and how skepticism might be required when people in power describe their accomplishments and motives.
www.humanistictexts.org /200bce-200ce.htm   (862 words)

 Chinese Cultural Studies: A brief chinese chronology
Zhou [Chou] Dynasty 1111 BCE ~ 249 BCE [or 1027-249 BCE?]
Qin [Ch'in] Dynasty (255-) 221 BCE ~ 206 BCE
The warlike, China of the sixth to eighth centuries turned towards central Asia and succeeded in extending its authority to the regions beyond the Pamirs, while China of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries was a maritime, trading land threatened by the advance of the empires of the steppe.
academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu /core9/phalsall/texts/chron.html   (2132 words)

 Energy Time Line - Year 700,000 BCE to 1000 BCE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This layer has sometimes been viewed as earliest known evidence of fire used by hominids in Europe, although it cannot be established that it is not the result of naturally caused fires.
At first they were rowed, but later square sails were added (circa -3,000 BCE) that would move them when the wind was from the stern.
Chinese were probably the first to distill alcohol directly from a fermented (rice) liquor around 800 BCE By the year 500 C.E., distillation technology had advanced to the point where relatively pure forms of alcohol were used in cosmetics, perfumes and medicines.
www.energyquest.ca.gov /time_machine/700000bce-1000bce.html   (697 words)

 Objects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Although the bell's composition implies that it was cast for musical performance, it is a tomb piece and most likely played a part in funeral rituals or was intended for use in the occupant's afterlife.
During the widespread conflict of the Warring States period, influences from the northern nomadic tribes and the southern regions mingled.
A yi is a type of bronze water vessel that first appeared during the late Western Zhou period.
www.colby.edu /art/AR293/objects.htm   (3047 words)

 Providing For the Afterlife: ‘Brilliant Artifacts’ From Shandong
Although the rise of cavalry in the fourth century BCE reduced their role in warfare, chariots retained their importance as indicators of rank and wealth.[Sino-Platonic Papers 99 (February, 2000), pp.
Life-size chariots and their horses were often buried with the dead of noble or royal rank, thus continuing to confer status after death; this practice began in the Shang and continued through the Han dynasty.
A very similar fitting was excavated from the late second-century BCE Western Han tombs of Prince Liu Sheng and Lady Dou Wan at Mancheng, Hebei.[Mancheng Hanmu fajue baogao [Report of the Han Tombs Excavated at Mancheng] (Beijing: Wenwu chubanshe, 1980), vol.
www.asianart.com /exhibitions/shandong/16.html   (1382 words)

 Ilipa - 206 BCE
The battle of ILIPA - 206 BC by Germanicus
The Roman army was reorganized in 211 BC with the Rorarii being replaced by Velites, so the army by 206 BC was typical of what people think of a Roman Army of this period, as is well represented in GBO.
Hasdrubal, son of Gisco, recruiting in the west of Spain, had assembled an army of 50-70,000 men and 4,500 Cavalry, plus 32 elephants.
www.wargamer.com /greatbattles/ilipa.asp   (783 words)

 Providing For the Afterlife: ‘Brilliant Artifacts’ From Shandong
Emerging profoundly shaken and deeply scarred from the Qin dynasty’s (221-206 BCE) protracted imperial bloodbath of murders, assassinations, defecting generals, crumbling bureaucratic structure and mass revolts, the population desperately sought the same stability, regulation, and eternal mechanism of natural cycles in life as in death.
One jade funerary shroud, unearthed in 1968 from the tomb of Liu Sheng in Mancheng, Hebei Province (Western Han dynasty; 206 BC-24 AD), was comprised of no less than 2,498 jade plate stitched with 1,100 grams of gold thread—demanding ten years from the waking lives of specialized craftsmen.
Edification of the soul still inhabits rows of ancient characters from numerous other tomb discoveries that speak plaintively of medicine, literature, philosophy, history, cartography, divination, animal physiology, and law—intellectual disciplines from centuries past that have, by their very survival and subsequent transmission, achieved deathlessness.
www.asianart.com /exhibitions/shandong/review.html   (1538 words)

Recent evidence suggests that a paper-like substance was in use in China by the 2nd or 1st centuries BCE.
By CE 3rd and 4th centuries AD., the use of paper was widespread in China, and its gradual spread westward had begun.
377 [BCE], there was a division among the Buddhists; the Northern branch had their center in Kashmir, while the Southern section made Ceylon their headquarters.
web.cocc.edu /cagatucci/classes/hum210/tml/ChinaTML/chinatml2.htm   (2444 words)

 Confucius [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Better known in China as "Master Kong" (Chinese: Kongzi), Confucius was a fifth-century BCE Chinese thinker whose influence upon East Asian intellectual and social history is immeasurable.
Sources for the historical recovery of Confucius' life and thought are limited to texts that postdate his traditional lifetime (551-479 BCE) by a few decades at least and several centuries at most.
After the initial persecution of Confucians during the short-lived Qin dynasty (221-202 BCE), the succeeding Han emperors and their ministers seized upon Confucius as a vehicle for the legitimation of their rule and the social control of their subjects.
www.iep.utm.edu /c/confuciu.htm   (4364 words)

 History of Chinese Religion - ReligionFacts
There is evidence of persons who acted as divination specialists as early as the 4th millennium BCE, and the 3rd millennium BCE saw the rise of lavish expenditures on tomb ramps and coffin chambers.
There is occasional evidence of human sacrifice in the 4th and 3rd millennia, primarily in the form of a dependent accompanying his or her superior in death.
Shih huang-ti died in 210 or 209 BCE while on a tour of the empire.
www.religionfacts.com /chinese_religion/history.htm   (3967 words)

 Art History 307: Early Chinese Art: From Antiquity to the 10th Century: #4 The Qin and Han Dynasties
Han (206 BCE - 220 CE; Ebrey 202-220):
Divided into Western Han (206 BCE-9 CE), with capital at Chang'an (modern Xi'an), and Eastern Han (25-220 CE), with capital at Luoyang.
Founded by a rebel general who kept but humanized Qin policies and institutions; enlarged the empire beyond previous boundaries and engaged in long-distance trade with the Mediterranean world over the "Silk Road." Officials were educated in the Confucian books.
www.wisc.edu /arth/ah307/ah307s4.html   (378 words)

 Powelson Chapter 11 - China: The Puzzles of History
During the "Spring and Autumn" period (722-481 BCE), when the emperor was "first among equals" of many lords, the nobility frequently called for peasant support in their struggles with the emperor or other nobles.
During the Early Han dynasty (206 BCE – 9 CE) some degree of political stability was achieved.
Rivalries in court cliques and palace intrigues during the first century BCE led to the usurpation of the throne by Wang Mang in 9 CE.
www.quaker.org /clq/wealth-and-poverty/11china.htm   (5948 words)

100 BCE The Roman Empire with the changes effected by Second Punic War:
133 BCE - Inheritance of the kingdom of Pergamum (Province of Asia)
121 BCE - Conquest of Gallia Transalpina (Narbonensis)
gallery.sjsu.edu /oldworld/ancientrome/empire_map/100bce.htm   (104 words)

 Euthydemus I - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Euthydemus was allegedly a native of Magnesia and possible Satrap of Sogdiana, who overturned the dynasty of Diodotus of Bactria and became a Greco-Bactrian king in about 230 BCE according to Polybius.
Little is known of his reign until 208 BCE when he was attacked by Antiochus III the Great, whom he tried in vain to resist on the shores of the river Arius, the modern Herirud.
The death of Euthydemos has been roughly estimated to 200 BCE-195 BCE, and the last years of his reign probably saw the beginning of the Bactrian invasion of India.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Euthydemus_I   (405 words)

The northern Xiongnu are putatively the "ancestors" or predecessors of the Huns which marched across Central Asia and the "Middle East" and which subsequently invaded Europe.
Maodun (pronounced Modu): 174 BCE "sanyu" (king-chieftain) of the Xiongnu Confederation at its peak of power in the early Han period.
After reaching peak in northern India in the 3rd century BCE, Buddhism became less dominant in India but began to spread to Central Asia and to Southeast Asia.
jan.ucc.nau.edu /~ckk/China_Empire.html   (960 words)

 blue dynasty timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Zhou dynasty ruled China from 1122 BCE to 256 BCE.
The Qin Dynasty ruled China from 221 to 206 B.C. It became a dynasty when Qin, the first emperor, defeated the Zhou Dynasty, using his huge army.
HAN Dynasty 206 BCE-220 CE Han is the dynasty that ruled China from 206 B.C.E to 270 C.E. The Han dynasty gained power because the Qin ruled harshly,and only a few people supported his rule.
www.newton.mec.edu /oakhill/sixtwo/blue_dynasty.htm   (583 words)

 Ancient Chinese and Mediterranean Empires
BCE), and was subsequently accelerated by the conquests of Alexander the Great (334-330 BCE), followed by the creation of Hellenistic successor states to the Persian empire (3rd to 1st c.
BCE, the Mediterranean had come to consist of five principal warring states (Rome, Carthage, Macedon, the Seleucid empire, and Egypt) surrounded by a few smaller polities (such as Syracuse and Pergamon) and an otherwise largely tribal periphery.
Rapid unification was brought about by the Qin state (221-210 BCE) which soon turned into the Han empire (206 BCE to 220 CE), and then continued expansion into its tribal periphery (in the 2nd and 1st c.
www.stanford.edu /~scheidel/acme.htm   (3228 words)

 Ancient China
Ritual (li) – not sacrifices asking for blessings of the gods, but ceremonies symbolizing the cultured patterns of behavior developed developed through generations of human wisdom.
Han Emperor Wu (140 to 87 BCE) promoted Confucian values to maintain law, order, and imperial state order.
Indians believe that society naturally functions in a unified was, as do different parts of the human body.
faculty.valencia.cc.fl.us /mtripp/ancient_china.htm   (864 words)

 AH 370/EA 355 Arts of China: #4 The Qin and Han Dynasties
One of the "warring states" in northwest China; deposed the nominal Zhou ruler in 256 BCE.
Buried in mausoleum made to replicate the universe, guarded by army of pottery and bronze warriors.
Founded by a rebel general who kept but humanized Qin policies and institutions; enlarged the empire beyond previous boundaries and engaged in long-distance trade with the Mediterranean world over the "Silk Road." Start of civil service examination system to select officials who were educated in the Confucian books.
www.wisc.edu /arth/ah370/ah370s4.html   (348 words)

 Man in Society
The period of Greek history known as the “classical” period lasted from circa 500 BCE to the Macedonian conquest of Greece by Phillip of Macedon in 338 BCE (Spielvogel 104).
The dynasty that succeeded the Period of the Warring States was the Qin (Ch’in) Dynasty, which lasted from circa 220 BCE to 206 BCE.
Evidence for this expectation of strength is in the art of the age, including the statue known as Doryphoros from the fifth century BCE (Spielvogel 112).
www2.gvsu.edu /~klitzkee/efforts/schoolwork/man_in_society.htm   (1082 words)

 Old World Contacts/Overviews/First Period: 350 BCE - 400 CE
In the year 200 BCE, Rome was a republic and had just defeated Hannibal and his Phoenicians in the Second Punic War (218-201 BCE).
Beginning around 206 BCE, the Han dynasty succeeded in providing a unifying influence to the diverse peoples of Asia and the ancient Silk Roads were secured through the military ability of the Han generals.
India was a destination for adventurous merchants and travellers as far back as 3000 BCE but it was not until the Mauryan Empire (321-181 BCE) was established that there was sufficient stability for trade to blossom.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/oldwrld/overview/first.html   (1426 words)

By 1500 BCE, a ruling dynasty called Shang emerged with Anyang as a capital in the north plains of Yellow river.
Around 1100 BCE, the rulers from Wei River valley overthrew the Shang dynasty and founded Zhou (Chou) Dynasty.
By 221 BCE, Zhou dynasty was weakened and Qin (Chin) Kingdom of Wei river valley took control away from Zhou dynasty rulers and started Qin dynasty.
worldcoincatalog.com /AC/C1/China/AncientChina/AncientChina.htm   (302 words)

Existed from 201 BCE until 46 BCE, when it's collaboration with the Romans led to it being put under Roman rule.
There were two tribes that made up the people of Numidia.
206 BCE: There are two rulers of Numidia.
lexicorient.com /e.o/numidia.htm   (149 words)

 The Chinese and Tsu Chu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Chinese are credited with the earliest form of football, commonly recognised as approximately 255 - 206 BCE.
The game was played extensively during the following period of the Han Dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE).
Tsu Chu literally means football as tsu may be translated to 'kicking the ball with feet' and chu meaning 'a ball made of leather and stuffed'.
www.footballnetwork.org /dev/historyoffootball/history1.asp   (662 words)

 ArtLex on Jade
Dancer-Shaped Pei Pendants, Western Han Dynasty (206 BCE - 25 CE), white jade, 4.6 x 2.5 cm, Henan Museum, China.
This pair of pei pendants is carved in openwork and engraved
Jade suits were the burial clothes of emperors and high-ranking nobles of the Han dynasty.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/ij/jade.html   (381 words)

 Week three
Last week, we examined the early civilizations of the Shang (1600-1050 BCE) and the Zhou (1050-256 BCE) and the schools of Confucianism and Daoism that emerged in the tumult of the Zhou decline.
The power of the Zhou ruling house began to decay after 771, when the capital was forced to be relocated to the east.
Regional civil war began by 206 and it was not until 202 that a new empire, the Han dynasty (202 BCE-220 CE) was established.
www.colby.edu /personal/p/pbditman/151/Week3.html   (876 words)

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