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  Dian Wei - Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Sanguo yanyi) Biography
Dian Wei was born in Jiwu County, Chen Liu Kingdom (Presently Hesui County in Henan Province) in the year AD 160.
He gave Dian Wei a post of Commander of the Headquarters Guards and besides made Dian Wei presents of an embroidered robe he was wearing and a swift steed with a handsome saddle.
Dian Wei was treated to a party and became quite intoxicated.
www.kongming.net /novel/sgyy/dianwei.php   (1556 words)

 Archaeology Wordsmith
According to Chinese sources, the Dian royal house traced its descent from a Chu general who invaded Yunnan in the late 4th century BC and remained to rule the local tribes.
The Old Kingdom included the 3rd-6th Dynasties, c 2700-2200 BC; the Middle Kingdom was the 11th-13th Dynasties, 2100-1650 BC; and the New Kingdom consisted of the 18th-20th Dynasties, 1580-1075 BC.
It is usually divided into two phases, the early Middle Kingdom (late 11th and early 12th Dynasties) and the late Middle kingdom (from the reign of Senusret III to end of 13th Dynasty).
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 Exhibition reveals facets of mysterious ancient Dian
The kingdom declined in the late Western Han dynasty and was eventually absorbed by the Eastern Han dynasty (25-220).
A culture with exotic ethnic costumes, jewellery, architecture and traditions, the Dian kingdom was a vivid example of repetitive exchanges and integration of diverse tribal cultures.
Admission for the "Treasures from the Ancient Dian Kingdom of Yunnan" is $10 with a half-price concession for full-time students, senior citizens and people with disabilities.
www.info.gov.hk /gia/general/200411/09/1109158.htm   (836 words)

 Dian Wei - Comprehensive Romance of the Three Kingdoms Biography
Dian Wei was a fierce man of a common background.
Lord Cao was in awe of his strength and recruited Dian Wei into his army and placed him as Commander under Xiahou Dun (1).
Though he fought with bravery, Dian Wei had no armor or backup and was totally outnumbered by the enemy soldiers.
www.kongming.net /novel/kma/dianwei.php   (505 words)

 Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund - Protecting the Mountain Gorilla's   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Dian Fossey's own account of her lifelong study of the endangered mountain gorillas.
Whilst studying rare gorillas in the mountains of Africa Dian's interest turns to passion as she risks her life to protect the gorillas from poachers.
An account of Dian Fossey's troubled personal life, from the start of her 18 year gorilla study to her murder in 1985.
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 Relics reveal facets of mysterious ancient Dian
A total of 118 spectacular artifacts that unveil the mystical culture of the ancient Dian Kingdom of Yunnan will be on display at the Hong Kong Museum of History from November 10 to February 21 next year.
The ancient Dian Kingdom was established in the southwest of China, in what is today known as the Dianchi area of Yunnan.
As the Dian did not have a written language and only incomplete accounts of its history can be found in ancient historical records, people know little about this kingdom.
www.news.gov.hk /en/citylife/041109/html/041109en20004.htm   (583 words)

 Far Shores Ancient Mysteries: Lost Empire Ruins Discovered Under Chinese Lake
The ruins are said to be what is left of the administrative centre of the Dian Kingdom, a neighbour of China’s Han dynasty.
The Dian Empire is said to have covered approximately the same territory as the modern province of Yunnan.
Little is known about the Dian period and historians have long speculated about the location of its capital.
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 Relics reveal the mystery of Dian Kingdom - Culture News - Culture & Education - Newsgd
Ancient relics from the Dian Kingdom in Yunnan Province in Southwest China are on show at the Shenzhen Museum until April 15.
The set of tombs at Lijiashan, a mountainous village in Jiangchuan County south of Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan, is a kingdom of bronze and the key to the mysteries of the Dian Kingdom.
Many Dian bronze pieces are decorated with hunting scenes, such as hunting parties going after ferocious beasts, deer hunters on horseback or men fighting animals with their bare hands.
www.newsgd.com /culture/culturenews/200503100054.htm   (695 words)

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Strictly speaking, the Three Kingdoms period is from 220 (the founding of the kingdom of Wei) to 280 (the conquest of Wu).
Dian was immediately called into Cao Cao's personal guard, and also served as the van-leader (point-man) for several campaigns.
Eventually Dian was mortally wounded from by a spear in his back; the killer had entered from the rear gate (It is said that he died while on his feet)!
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The important discoveries from the kingdom were first exhibited in the National Museum of China in Beijing, showing the rise and fall of an ancient kingdom.
The kingdom flourished in the late Warring States period (475-221 B.C.), began to decline in the mid-Western Han period (206 B.C.-24 A.D.), and fell in the early Eastern Han period (25-220 A.D.).
According to archaeologists, the tomb complex at Lijiashan is a kingdom of bronze and the key to the mystic Dian Kingdom.
www.china-pictorial.com /chpic/htdocs/English/content/200404/8-1.htm   (855 words)

 Vietnamese - Political, Social, Cultural, Historical Analysis Of China -- Research Into Origins Of Huns, Uygurs, ...
The kingdom of Nan-Yue, starting from 207 BC and lasting five generations, continued under Zhao Tuo and his successors for almost a hundred years until it was reconquered by the armies of Emperor Wudi in 111 BC.
Dian, aka Shoumi-guo, which Scholar Zhan Quanyou stated was built upon a Shoumi tribal statelet, was the next target.
Further around the coast, on the Mekong Delta, the kingdom of Funan, which traded regularly with the Han empire, and which was developing political authority along the eastern coast of the Malay peninsula and a dominance of the regional trade, was powerful enough and sufficiently distant to avoid any military confrontation.
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 China: 5000 Years
The kingdom of Dian in Yunnan Province, which reached its height during the second and first centuries BCE, was one of the richest ancient civilizations in southwestern China.
The frank realism and exotic imagery of the bronzes from the Dian kingdom illustrate the foreign heritage of its people and the huge distances, both culturally and artistically, separating them from the Han court.
All Dian bronzes on exhibit were cast using the lost-wax technique, which allows intricate, highly sculptural designs.
www.guggenheim.org /exhibitions/past_exhibitions/china/bronze/w_han.html   (417 words)

 Wild Kingdom - Mutual of Omaha's nature show on 2 DVD sets, including a Gorillas In The Mist reunion
Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, which premiered on January 6, 1963, took viewers to the far corners of the world and studied wild animals in their natural habitats.
In syndication, Wild Kingdom reached the largest audiences in the program's history and was only one of five syndicated shows nominated for an Emmy in 1972.
In all, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom was recognized with 41 major awards, including four Emmys and an endorsement by the National PTA for television recommended for family viewing.
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 Weekend Standard - Lost kingdom of bronze
It was a flowering that occurred during the reign of the Dian Kingdom, which after its decline was absorbed by the Eastern Han Dynasty as a prefecture.
Because of the remoteness of the Dian Kingdom, in the western part of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau of undulating mountain ranges, an art style all of its own emerged that resembles little else in China.
Dated between 475 BC and 221 BC, it is an indication of how far advanced the Dian Kingdom was in the use of bronze.
www.thestandard.com.hk /stdn/std/Weekend/FK13Jp16.html   (844 words)

 China’s Pompeii Discovered in Yunnan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
There are many local folk tales about the ancient Dian Kingdom, but little historical material had been found in the area prior to the discovery of the sunken city.
The large number of resulting photos and analysis of hydrological data proved that the relics on the bottom of the lake were Dian Kingdom residences.
The construction features are similar to those used in the building of the ancient Great Wall during the period of the ancient Dian Kingdom.
www.bjreview.com.cn /2001/200124/Culture-200124.htm   (566 words)

 Haiwei Trails - Timeline of SW China
Some kingdoms in Yunnan and Sichuan areas are invaded and put under central rule.
Nanzhao Kingdom, and later Kingdom of Dali, serve as buffer states between mighty expansionist Tibetan Tubo dynasty to W, and Tang Chinese empire to E. *the Lolo are classified as sub-group of Yi, but there doesn't seem to be much to support such a classification.
During this period, Kingdom of Dali is tributary of Song dynasty, and there's much economic and cultural trade between the two.
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 Emperor Wu of Han   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The impetus for this expansion was aimed at eventual conquest of Nanyue, which was viewed as an unreliable vassal, by first obtaining the submission the southwestern tribal kindoms -- the largest of which was Yelang (modern Zunyi, Guizhou) -- so that a route for a potential back-stabbing attack on Nanyue could be made.
The Han ambassador Tang Meng (唐蒙) was able to secure the submission of these tribal kingdoms by giving their kings gifts, and Emperor Wu established the Commandery of Jianwei (犍為, headquarters in modern Yibin, Sichuan) to govern over the tribes, but eventually abandoned it after being unable to cope with native revolts.
Also in 109 BC, Emperor Wu sent an expeditionary force against the Kingdom of Dian (modern eastern Yunnan), planning on conquering it, but when the King of Dian surrendered, Dian was incorporated into Han territory with the King of Dian being permitted to keep his traditional authority and title.
www.1bx.com /en/Emperor_Wudi_of_Han_China.htm   (5886 words)

 Adventures in the Kingdom - New Children’s Book Series
Dian Layton, known as Hugga Wugga, has been ministering internationally in a wide variety of settings for more than 20 years.
Dian Layton, also known as 'Hugga-Wugga,' is the author of Soldiers With Little Feet, the illustrated version of Hinds' Feet on High Places, and the Young God Chasers Children’s Church curriculum series.
Dian is based out of Mercy Place Ministries at Destiny Image Publishers in Shippensburg, Pa. She and her 'Barry' wonderful husband have two young sons, and together they are chasing God with all their might!
www.childrensministry.net /wsmnewsletter/01Sep14/article116.html   (395 words)

 Kunming Culture - China tourist & travel guide for culture of China
Zhuangqiao established the Dian kingdom on the eastern bank of Lake Dian 2000 years ago.
The town of Tuodong on the northern bank of Lake Dian was built at the early period of the Tang Dynasty (618AD-907AD).
Historic relics and tourist attractions are the Dizang Temple, the old Yunnan Army School, the golden hall of the Taihe Palace, the Green lake, the Yuantong Temple, Xishan Park, Lake Dian, the Daguan Building, the Black Dragon Pond, and the Qiongzhu Temple.
www.orientaltravel.com /culture/Kunming.htm   (179 words)

 China Yunnan travel guide - HISTORY
The Dian were a slave society, who vividly recorded their daily life and ceremonies involving human sacrifice in sometimes gruesome bronze models unearthed from contemporary tombs.
The kingdom was acknowleged by China in 109 BC, its ruler receiving military aid and a golden seal from the emperor Wu, who hoped to control the Southern Silk Road through to India.
But the collapse of the Han empire in 204 AD was followed by the dissolution of Dian into private statelets which were absorbed during the eighth century by the emerging Nanzhao Kingdom, based around Dali.
www.chinastage.com /travel-guide/Yunnan/history.html   (534 words)

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Like the Shu kingdom, they also have a brilliant strategist, Sima Yi, and their own version of the five tiger generals, which include the likes of Zhang Liao, Xu Huang, and Zhang He.
The Wu kingdom's armies are well known for defeating opponents ten times their number, a feat shown at many battles such as Chi Bi and Yi Ling.
Dian Wei is guarding the gate leading to the center of the castle where Cao Cao is, and unless you want to fight your way through hundreds of Wei soldiers going to long way around, your best bet is to take Dian Wei out.
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 California Wild Fall 2002 - Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Featured in National Geographic videos and magazine spreads with Dian Fossey, the charismatic apes charmed their human relatives with their intelligence and playfulness.
In spite of the gorillas’ popularity, when husband and wife research team Amy Vedder and Bill Weber arrived in Rwanda in 1978 to study the animals, the ape’s fate was far from certain.
In the Kingdom of Gorillas is a vivid account of Vedder and Weber’s personal quest to save the gorillas from their human neighbors.
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 Ben Janssens Oriental Art - Stock - Chinese Art
The Dian kingdom, centred on lake Dian in eastern Yunnan province, southern China, was the best known and possibly richest of several civilisations that developed almost independently during the Han dynasty.
The culture is known for its variety of metallurgical techniques and great dynamism in design, producing objects very different in form and style to the Warring States and Han works of art one is more accustomed to seeing.
Warfare, combat and hunting represent frequently recurring themes in Dian art, as evidenced by the somewhat brutal subject matter of this buckle.
www.benjanssens.com /chinese/2004/10chinese_buckle-2004.html   (361 words)

 The Kingdom of Shu
This page is based on (and deals with) the story Romance of the Three Kingdoms, a work of fiction detailing people that existed in 3rd-century China, from heroes such as Guan Yu to villains as Cao Cao.
The most brilliant man of his time, it was he that assisted Liu Bei in building Shu Kingdom after Cao Cao's son, Cao Pi, forced the rightful Emperor to abdicate so he could become Emperor himself.
Wherever Cao Cao went, Dian Wei was there to insure his safety.
www.angelfire.com /art/rcxshizuka/shu.html   (1274 words)

 Warriors of the Han Dynasty
All of the named individuals are real people in the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese History, but their weapons and personalities may be different.
The daughter of Sun Jian, leader of the Wu Kingdom.
In an uncommon practice for the time, Xiang was trained from a young age in the arts of battle and war.
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 Himalayan Kingdoms - Destinations
200 BC Zhuang Qiao, a Chinese warrior prince, was thought to have founded the Dian Kingdom in the east of Yunnan.
109 BC The Kingdom was acknowledged by China.
The capital of the Naxi kingdom is Lijiang.
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 Kunming, China
Following this time, the area surrounding present-day Kunming has been witness to a succession of various kingdoms and dynasties.
The Kingdom of Dian was first established around Kunming during the Warring States period, and the township of Yizhoujun was established in 109 BC.
However, in 1274, the Mongols under Genghis Khan, captured the area (and pretty much most of China) as part of their quest to rule the world.
worldfacts.us /China-Kunming.htm   (1004 words)

 Asian Art - the newspaper for collectors, dealers, museums & galleries
The Ancient Dian Kingdom was established in the Dianchi area of Yunnan and reached its peak of development from the Warring States period to the Western Han dynasty.
Apart from the very short narrative in Shiji (Records of Historians), written around 100 BC by the Han historian Sima Qian, there is very little known about the Dian people.
However, the surveys and excavations of the Dian burial sties conducted in 1955 onwards have led to a series of important...
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 Yunnan travel planning, Yunnan tours designing and booking, Yunnan hotels and tickets booking made easy on line! Read ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
This city became the center of the Dian kingdom in the 1st century BC and in 109 BC the Chinese Suzerainty was acknowledged by the rulers of the kingdom.
The rulers of the kingdom are said to have originated from Thai but the governing system was very similar to what China had at the time.
The West Hills can be seen here on the tower across the Lake Dian and the hills outline the figure of a woman reclining with her long hair rippling into the lake.
www.chinaonyourmind.com /chinatravel/chinacity/yunnan.html   (4026 words)

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