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  Zhou Dynasty Information - TextSheet.com
In 771 BC, after King You had replaced his queen with a concubine Baosi, he was then sacked by the joint force of the queen's father, who was the powerful Marquess of Shen, and the barbarians.
The capital was moved eastward in 722 BC to Luoyang in present-day Henan Province.
The first, from 722 to 481 BC, is called the Spring and Autumn Period, after a famous historical chronicle of the time; the second is known as the Warring States Period (403 BC-221 BC).
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 Ancient China: The Great Unification: The Ch'in, 256-206 BC
By 256 BC, the Ch'in had become the most powerful state in China, and in 246 BC, the kingdom fell to a thirteen year old boy, Ch'eng.
Under their advice, in 232 BC, King Ch'eng, at the age of twenty-seven, began a vigorous campaign to unify and centralize all the northern kingdoms.
Ch'in shih-huang-ti died in 210 BC at the age of forty-nine; the amazing thing about the empire he had founded is that it collapsed only four years after his death.
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 ninemsn Encarta - Glass (art)
In gilding, gold leaf, gold paint, or gold dust is applied to the glass and sometimes left unfired; low-temperatire firing, however, is necessary to render it permanent.
In the 9th century bc, Syria and Mesopotamia emerged as glassmaking centres, and the industry spread throughout the Mediterranean region.
It was on the Phoenician coast, however, that the important discovery of glassblowing occurred in the 1st century bc.
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 Hamilcar Barca - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He distinguished himself during the First Punic War in 247, when he took over the chief command in Sicily at a time when the island was almost completely in the hands of the Romans.
Hamilcar stood out far above the Carthaginians of his age in military and diplomatic skill and in strength of patriotism; in these qualities he was surpassed only by his son Hannibal, whom he had imbued with his own deep hatred of Rome and trained to be his successor in the conflict.
This Hamilcar has been confused with another general who succeeded to the command of the Carthaginians in the First Punic War, and after successes at Therma and Drepanum was defeated at Ecnomus (256 BC).
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 Gaozu of Han - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 209 BC Chen Sheng led an uprising against Qin Dynasty and assumed the title "King of Rising Chu.
In December 207 BC, the last Qin ruler Ziying surrendered to Liu Bang and his rebel army, and in 206 BC Liu Bang entered the Qin capital Xianyang.
Having defeated Xiang Yu, Liu Bang claimed himself emperor and established the Han Dynasty in 202 BC and made Chang'an (present city of Xi'an) his capital city.
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 Wikipedia: Ji
Ji (姬 jī in Chinese) is the family name of the family in control of the Zhou Dynasty (周朝; late 10th century BC to late 9th century - 256 BC) (Wade-Giles Chou Dynasty) followed the Shang Dynasty and preceded the Qin Dynasty in China.
Note: all dates are approximate until 841 BC when the first accurate dating of Chinese history began.
Dong Zhou dynasty(Eastern Zhou dynasty, 东周;) 770 BC-256 BC'''
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 Ancient China: The Chou, 1050-256 BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ancient China: The Chou, 1050-256 BC The Chou, 1050-256 BC When the Chou usurped the throne from the Shang dynasty, China itself was split into several states.
This begins the period of the Eastern Chou, which was to last until its overthrow by the Ch'in in 256 BC; in Chinese history, this period is called "the Spring and Autumn period" (771-401 BC) and the "Warring States Period" (401-256 BC).
In the Spring and Autumn period (771-401 BC), China largely consisted of a group of minimally powerful kingdoms; the Chou themselves never regained enough military or political power to reconquer the west or even to maintain much control over the city-states they ruled over.
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 256 (number) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
256 (two hundred [and] fifty-six, CCLVI) is the natural number following 255 and preceding 257.
It is a composite number, with the factorization 256 = 2
In fonts with text figures, 256 uses each possible x-height:
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 Zhou Dynasty (1122 BC - 256 BC) -[ruv.net : Information Portal]-
Zhou Dynasty (周; 1122 BC - 256 BC) (Wade-Giles Chou Dynasty) followed the Shang Dynasty and preceded the Qin Dynasty in China.
878 B.C. The Duumvirate[?] 841 B.C. 宣王 xuan1 wang2[?]
255 B.C. Note: nobles of the Ji family proclaim Hui Wang as the succesor to the dynasty after Luoyang fell to Qin.
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 MSN Encarta - Chinese Philosophy
The classical age of Chinese philosophy occurred in the late years of the Zhou (Chou) dynasty, which lasted from about 1045 bc to 256 bc.
He was a minor aristocrat and official of the state of Lu, in what is now Shandong Province, and he spent most of his life in the late 500s and early 400s bc as an itinerant scholar-teacher and adviser to the rulers of various Chinese states.
Confucius thought that the way to reform society was to cultivate ethical behavior in individuals, especially in rulers and their ministers because leaders serve as important role models for their people.
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 Chou on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Chou built their capital near modern Xi'an in 1027 BC and moved it to Luoyang in 770 BC Initially the Chou dominated the N China plain between Manchuria and the Chang valley.
By 800 BC, however, the local lords had become strong enough to form separate states, especially in the north and at the mouth of the Chang.
Despite political disorder, the later Chou era was the classical age of China (known as the period of the “hundred schools of thought”), when Confucius, Mo-ti, Lao Tzu, Mencius, and Chuang-tzu lived, debated, and responded to the turmoil with creative ideas.
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 All Empires - Carthage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Hannibal was born in 247, and was the son of Hamilcar Barca.
In 221 BC, his fathers brother-in-law (Hasdrubal) was assassinated, and the troops elected Hannibal as their new leader.
In 202 BC, he was called back to Africa to stop a Roman invation, where he was defeated for the first time by the Roman general Scipio Africanus at the battle of Zama.
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The Chou Dynasty, 1122-255 BC 6 of 28 »
In 256 BC Chao-Hsiang, Wang of Ch'in, defeated and executed Nan Wang, last king of Chou.
»The Chou Dynasty, 1122-255 BC Ch'in Dynasty, 255-207 BC
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 Weapons of Ancient China
During and after the Western Zhou Dynasty (11th century BC-771 BC), it was briefly replaced by bronze jian (sword), which is easier to wield in combat.
During the seven years of turmoil which resulted in the end of the Qin Dynasty (221 BC-206 BC) and the beginning of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 25), the importance of cavalry increased dramatically and jian, used primarily to stab, was no longer adequate.
It was popularized during the Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770 BC-256 BC), when it was made of steel instead.
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 Zhou Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Zhou Dynasty (周朝;; Wade-Giles: Chou Dynasty) (late 10th century BC to late 9th century - 256 BC) followed the Shang (Yin) Dynasty and preceded the Qin Dynasty in China.
In the Chinese historical tradition, the rulers of the Zhou displaced the Yin and legitimized their rule by invoking the Mandate of Heaven.
The first, from 722 to 481 BC, is called the Spring and Autumn Period, after a famous historical chronicle of the time; the second is known as the Warring States Period.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/zhou_dynasty   (784 words)

 Shang Dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The final and most important move to Yin in 1350 BC led to the golden age of the dynasty.
The term Yin Dynasty has been synonymous with the Shang dynasty in history, although lately it has been used specifically in reference to the latter half of the Shang.
This bronze ritual wine vessel, dating from the Shang Dynasty in the 13th century BC, is housed at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shang_dynasty   (806 words)

 Free Speech p. 1
256 BC he issued the Seven Pillar Edicts promoting religious tolerance and Buddhist principles of compassion and justice.
In 399 BC, the Athenian philosopher Socrates was given a choice: live in exile or die by drinking hemlock.
In 458 BC (according to tradition), Cincinnatus was plowing his fields when messengers arrived to tell him he had been named dictator to defend the city againt an uprising.
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 Station Information - 1120s BC
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He is succeeded by his designated heir Melanthus of Pylos, a fifth-generation descedant of Neleus who had reportedly assisted him in battle against the Boeotians.
Zhou Wu Wang overthrows the Chinese King Zhou Hsin(Wade-Giles) (Zhou Xin in Pinyin) and founds the Zhou (PY) (Chou W-G) Zhou Dynasty (1122 BC - 256 BC).
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 Welcome to the New Democratic Party of British Columbia
Patient care and fair collective bargaining are the big losers as a result of Premier Gordon Campbell's decision to force a settlement in his dispute with BC's health care professionals, New Democrat Opposition Leader Joy MacPhail said today.
MacPhail said BC's nurses provided the government with a new offer as recently as three days ago that brought the parties to within reach of a fair deal.
MacPhail said the Premier's actions will have long-term consequences for BC's health care system, dramatically increasing the level of uncertainty for patients and health care providers.
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 Bactria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Iranian peoples probably inhabited Bactria as early as the 8th century BC, and Bactra may have been the cradle of the Zoroastrian religion.
Subjugated in the 6th century BC by Cyrus the Great of Persia, it became part of the Persian Empire.
It was, after his death, a part of the Seleucid Empire until 256 BC, when the Seleucid satrap Diodotus I (reigned about 256-235 BC) established it as a separate kingdom.
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 Millennial Fair – Liu Bang (256 - 195 BC)
In the year 209 B.C., the Qin Emperor Ying Zheng passed away and his second son Hu Hai took over the throne.
In the later part of the year 209 B.C., Cheng Sheng was killed and Xiang Liang took over his armies.
In the year 205 B.C., Liu Bang attacked Peng with 560,000 troops while Xiang Yu was battling against the traitors in his Kingdom.
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 1110s BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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1115 BC - Zhou cheng wang becomes King of the Zhou Dynasty of China.
1116 BC - Death of Zhou wu wang, King of the Zhou Dynasty (1122 BC - 256 BC) of China.
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 11th century BC
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(3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC)
Zhou Dynasty (1122 BC - 256 BC) instituted in China
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 Chou Dynasty --  Encyclopædia Britannica
(traditionally, 1122–256/255 BC), dynasty that ruled ancient China for almost a millennium, establishing the distinctive political and cultural characteristics that were to be identified with China for the next 2,000 years.
To please his concubine, Ta-chi, Chou is said to have built a lake of wine around which naked men and women were forced to chase one another.
The book is the earliest document in the history of Taoism (“the Way”), one of the major philosophical-religious traditions that, along with Confucianism, has shaped Chinese life and thought for more...
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 Millennial Fair – Xiang Yu (232 - 202 BC)
Edited by Tuyet Wu Xiang Yu was born into a noble family from the former state of Chu, which had ceased to exist when Qi Shi Huang, the first Emperor unified the country.
In 208 BC while Xiang Yu and Liu Bang were planning the capture of the Qin capital Xian Yang, an urgent message came from the city of Julu, a city under siege for nearly a month by the Qin troops.
In the year 206 B.C., Xiang Yu moved his forces to Xin Feng and Hong Meng, taking up tactical positions opposite of Liu Bang.
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 256 BC
256 BC Centuries: 4th century BC - 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC
This page was last modified 00:09, 6 May 2005.
The article about 256 BC contains information related to 256 BC.
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 Reference for Enterprise OS Software Version 11.3E
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Specifies the maximum amount of uncommitted data bits (in kilobits) that the network attempts to deliver during the time interval (Tc) measured in seconds.
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 Battle of Tunis, 255 BC
Battle of Tunis, 255 BC Tunis, battle of, 255 BC After the Roman invasion of Africa in 256, Carthage was close to defeat in the First Punic War.
With a Roman army on African soil, Carthage even began negotiations in 256 BC, but the Roman terms were harsher than those eventually agreed on fifteen years later, and Carthage refused them.
Over the winter of 255 Carthage reformed her defeated army, importing a group of Greek mercenaries, amongst whom was the Spartan Xanthippus, who after making noisy public criticism of the defeated Punic commanders was appointed as a military advisor.
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