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  Emperor Cheng of Han - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Emperor Cheng of Han (51 BC–7 BC) was an emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty ruling from 33 BC until 7 BC.
Emperor Cheng was born circa 51 BC to then-Crown Prince Liu Shi (later Emperor Yuan) and one of his consorts, Consort Wang (later more commonly known as Grand Empress Dowager Wang).
Emperor Cheng died suddenly in 7 BC, apparently from a stroke (although historians also report the possibility of an overdosage of aphrodisiacs given to him by Consort Zhao Hede).
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 Emperor Cheng of Jin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was the eldest son of Emperor Ming and became the crown prince on April 1, 325.
Later that year, Emperor Cheng decreed that the refugees from northern and central China, who had fled south during the times of Emperor Huai and Emperor Min, who had retained household registrations according to their native commanderies, be henceforth registered with the commanderies that they were now living in.
Emperor Cheng agreed and designated his younger brother, Sima Yue the Prince of Langye be his heir, despite He Chong's opposition.
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 Chinese History - Han Dynasty æ¼¢ event history (www.chinaknowledge.de)
The army reform of Emperor Wudi lead to the stationing of garrisons throughout the empire, in the capitals of the commanderies (jun 郡), from 111 on the standing army was organized in eight commanderies (xiaowei 校尉).
Emperor Wudi had the obsession to be cursed by witchcraft and to be the victim of political plots of the feudal princes and their consultants ("clients" binke 賓客, "wandering knights" youxia 遊俠).
A state as large as Han China after the expansion to the west, south and northeast (see next chapter) lacked junior staff for the many civil offices in the capital and throughout the empire.
www.chinaknowledge.de /History/Han/han-event.html   (8024 words)

 AnywhereChina.com - History Page - Han Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
In the Han Dynasty, the Huns (known as Xiongnu by the Chinese) threatened the expanding Chinese Empire from the north.
The Han Empire expanded in the west almost to the borders of eastern Europe and in the northeast to Korea.
The pattern of the rise and fall of Han was to be repeated in later dynasties.
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 China to the Fall of the Han Dynasty
Their explorations, and China's success against the Xiongnu, brought an exchange of envoys between China and states to the west, and it opened for the Chinese the 4000-mile trade route that would become known as the Silk Road.
China's prosperity had risen under Hedi (between the years 88 to 106), and the court of Hedi had become in size and luxury equal to the courts of previous Han emperors.
Emperor Ling died in 188 or 189, at the age of thirty-three, while military governors were clinging to the greater independence that they had acquired during the war against the Yellow Turbans.
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 HST369 - Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Han Wudi dispatched troops to annex the southwest kingdom of Nan Yue, corresponding roughly to the present province of Canton.
The Sassanian Empire fell to Arab armies in 642, and the Emperor Yezdegerd III was assassinated during retreat to Khorasan.
China contributer 100.000 to 150,000 troops and 1900 war and transport vessels to the effort.
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 hunnic internal turmoil
Han Emperor dispatched Dong Zhong and Haan Chang and 16000 cavalry as an escort to see Hu-han-ye depart Jilu-zhai [chicken and deer garrison] of Shuofang [northern domain] Commandary.
Han emperor ordered that the swear be released but the alliance be kept.
In 33 BC, 'Huhanye Chanyu', came to Han capital and was married with lady Wang Zhaojun, a court maid of honour.
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 Emperor Gratian - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Emperor Gratian
On the death of his father, Valentinian I, he became emperor in the western part of the empire (Britain, Spain, and Gaul) and Valentinian II, his half-brother, became emperor of Italy, Africa, and Illyricum, under the regency of his mother, Justina.
In 378 he defeated the Lentienses at Argentaria, and in 379, with the help of Theodosius (emperor of the eastern part of the empire 379–95), drove the barbarians out of the Balkans.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Emperor+Gratian   (196 words)

 Chinese Han Dynasty
China's cities were soon flooded with western traders and the goods they brought.
The Emperors placed on the throne during this period included six year old Pingdi, and two year old Ruzi.
The Western Han dynasty was defeated and the capital was moved east to Luoyang.
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 China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
It is essentially a corridor running from the upper Yellow River in the east, along the verge between the Tibetan plateau on the one hand and the Gobi desert on the other, to the edge of the Xinjiang wastes in the west.
The northeastern portion of China, comprising the watershed of the Amur River.
It formed with the encouragement of China, which needed a buffer zone between itself and the then-aggressive Tibetans, but Nan Chao soon became expansionist in it's own right, and proved to be a considerable threat to China at times.
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 Stories from Ancient China: The Difference Between “Being Loyal to Your Emperor” and “Loving Your Emperor” | ...
Emperor Chengdi often indulged himself with Zhang Fang in drinking and partying, often late into the night, and thus neglecting to administer the affairs of state.
Emperor Chengdi’s mother, Grand Empress Dowager Wang, felt Zhang Fang was responsible for Emperor Chengdi’s negligence of duty as emperor.
Those loyal subjects presented brave petitions to their emperors for the benefit of the people; fulfilled their duties to their deaths; risked their lives to make honest suggestions to tyrants; bravely stood against those corrupt, high-level officials that had a very negative influence over the unwise emperors or government administrators.
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 WANG MANG - China History Forum, chinese history forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
China History Forum is an online chinese history forum, discussion board or community for all who are interested in learning and discussing chinese history from prehistoric till modern times, including chinese art of war, chinese culture topics.
In the end, different members of the Han imperial clan were also fighting one another for the right to be the man who restores the Han dynasty.
Similarly, all the other "Han" emperors who competed with Liu Xiu, like Liu Penzi and Liu Yong, were not recognised by the Eastern Han as being of the Han, even if they were members of the imperial clan.
www.chinahistoryforum.com /index.php?showtopic=565   (3883 words)

 Chinese History - Han Dynasty æ¼¢ (www.chinaknowledge.de)
It was not only the governmental system with its huge state bureaucracy, modeled on legist models, that took more concrete shape; the second important event was the rise of Confucianism as the main state doctrine, while popular belief in Daoist deities and practices by both aristocracy and the peasants were very widespread.
Wang Mang 王莽 tried to replace the Han Dynasty but his reforms to shape an ideal Confucian government failed, and the Han Dynasty was restored as Eastern Han.
The fundaments of both of the Wang Mang and Eastern Han administration were shaken by large peasant uprisings with religious backgrounds (Red Eyebrows 赤眉, Yellow Turbans 黃巾, Five-Pecks-of-Grain Sect 五旗米道), the helm of government of Eastern Han was taken over my mighty warlords that should divide the Han empire into three "kingdoms" (Sanguo 三國).
www.chinaknowledge.de /History/Han/han.html   (321 words)

 Nihonga meets Gu Kaizhi: a Japanese copy of a Chinese painting in the British Museum.(art history research)(Critical ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
These included a silk protective outer wrapper, that emperor's calligraphic title piece (three large characters reading tong guan fang, "fragrance of a red reed"--an allusion to the tool by which the court instructress was said to have admonished her peers in the classics), old patterned silk end panels, and various collectors' colophons (Fig.
David based his notion of Chinese art on the orthodox canon of the Manchu imperium that ruled China as the Qing dynasty from 1644 to 1911, and it is an apparent paradox that his wish to preserve that cultural heritage was predicated on the collapse of the polity that created it.
Given the national crisis in Qing China in 1903, it was doubtless with a hint of irony that Okakura referred to China as the exemplar of Asian ethics.
highbeam.com /doc/1G1:141865071/Nihonga+meets+Gu+Kaizhi:+a+Japanese+...   (13525 words)

 How Chinese Dishes Were Named
China is a country that attaches great importance to names, honor, and prestige.
During the period of the Qin and Han Dynasties dishes were named for their major ingredients and cooking methods, During the Southern and Northern Dynasties, some dishes received fancy names.
The “Duke of Pei’s dog meat,” a popular dish in northern Jiangsu Province, is said to have been invented by Liu Bang, the founding emperor of the Han Dynasty.
english.hanban.edu.cn /english/MATERIAL/26147.htm   (1332 words)

 China History Forum, chinese history forum > WANG MANG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Aug 4 2004, 12:23 PM Chang An was so devastated by the wars that the Chi Mei (red eyebrows) army that occupied Chang An and killed the Gengshi Emperor had to surrender to the Lulin faction under the leadership of Liu Xiu because of the lack of food.
The Han Emperor that was set up by the Chi Mei (Liu Penzi) was not executed though.
Han wudi was never referred that way while he was alive and nor did any other emperor in Chinese history starting from the Han........
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Before the reign of Xuandi, the only instruction Han sources mention in connection with girls who planned to enter the imperial harem is training in dance and music; literacy and classical mastery does not figure among their accomplishments.
That she was literate at the end of her life is suggested by a proposal the grandee secretary, Zhao Wan, wrote in 140 B.C. requesting emperor Wu to forbid the practice of memorializing the grand empress dowager concerning government affairs.
In this case, her mastery of writing is not specifically linked to a particular text and appears to function as a polite refinement or class marker rather than as an emblem of the moral attitudes connected with canonical scholarship.
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 Chinese Rulers and Emperors in History, Mythology, and Folklore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Strictly speaking the reign title refers to a number of years and the correct usage is therefore ‘emperor of the Hongwu period’.
Ming and Qing emperors kept one reign title throughout their reign but many earlier emperors changed them to mark an auspicious event or the start of a new era and years were then dated from the start of such reign eras rather than from the emperor’s date of accession.” [
Formal recognition of the Chou Emperors was retained, but real power fell more and more into the hands of petty Kingdoms within China.
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 Jin Dynasty (265-420) - China-related Topics JI-JL - China-Related Topics
Meanwhile remnants of the Jin court fled from the north to the south and reestablished the Jin court at Jiankang, which was located south-eastward of Luoyang and Chang'an and near modern-day Nanjing, under Prince of Longya.
The last emperor and brother of Emperor An, Emperor Gong of Jin ChinaEmperor Gong, was installed in 419.
Meanwhile North China was ruled by the Sixteen Kingdoms, many of which were founded by the Wu Hu, the non-Han Chinese ethnicities.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Jin_Dynasty_(265-420)   (543 words)

 Qin Shi
When Emperor Yao dwelled on earth his sacred good nature was so all encompassing that people could not describe it, and the visible results of his affairs were so majestic that they had good effect.
Han Gaozu, 13 years years after having finished off the wicked Qin emperor, was traveling through Pei but stayed a while.
Empress Yuan (1356.158/3) was consort of Emperor Yuandi, mother of Emperor Chengdi, and aunt of "The Usurper" 王莽 Wang Mang.
www.silkqin.com /09hist/qinshi.htm   (11018 words)

 Southerly Buster: America's Sorrow
The Confucian and Daoist parties at the court of the Emperor Han Chengdi debated the best way to control the flooding of the Yellow River, already known to them as China's Sorrow.
Although the Daoists, led by Engineer Jiarang, triumphed at a court conference held in 8 BCE, their success was short-lived and by 58 CE the Confucians were using levees to control the floods.
In general, the concept, if not the practice, of environmental water use in China can be considered to contain not only the maintenance of biodiversity and natural ecosystem function, as emphasized in the West, but also the maintenance of the landscape as a place for human habitation and livelihood.
southerlybuster.blogspot.com /2005/09/americas-sorrow.html   (1429 words)

 Emperors of China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Each Emperor at birth [except in the Yuan Dynasty received a given name and a personal name.
After the accession of the Emperor the personal name became taboo.
After the death of an Emperor, a posthumous or temple name was used in Confucian rites.
www.users.bigpond.net.au /bstone/emperors.htm   (90 words)

 Han, Wei, Shu, Wu, and Jin Officer, Strategist, and Ruler Biographies
Han, Wei, Shu, Wu, and Jin Officer, Strategist, and Ruler Biographies
I hope to one day present you with biographies for all of the rulers (written by myself or others like Jonathan Wu), but for now the basic ruler information provided will do.
- Han Gaohou (Liu Zhi) (Empress Dowager Lü) 187 - 180 BC
www.kongming.net /novel/bios/emperors.php   (902 words)

Emperors were often known by several different names - the family name, reign title, temple name and various honorary titles.
Many early emperors had more than one reign title but by the Ming and Qing periods, just one was kept throughout the reign.
Yuandi (Original E) Mingdi (Brilliant E) Chengdi (Accomplished E) Kangdi (Healthy E) Mudi (Reverent E) Aidi (Sorrowing E) Hai Xi Gong (King of the Western Ocean)
www.gaminggeeks.org /Resources/KateMonk/Orient/China/Rulers.htm   (667 words)

 Asia Finest Discussion Forum > The Four Greatest Chinese Beauties
It's said a concubine of Qing emperor Qian Long (1711-1799) emanated natural fragrance.
There’s this little saying and it goes something like this, the first blink of an eye can course a whole city to crush and the second blink would have the power to demolish the whole country.
That's how beautiful they are and emperors would do anything for them.
www.asiafinest.com /forum/lofiversion/index.php/t20897.html   (776 words)

 Studio of Three Words: Devising a Chinese Name
In modern China, you will often see names like Wenge (
In modern Communist China, you will see names like Xuenong (
You will also see names embodying more Confucian ideals like Anshi (
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