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  Emperor Wen of Han - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Emperor Wen of Han (202 BC–157 BC) was an emperor of the Han Dynasty in China.
Emperor Wen, during the early part of his reign, was often impressed with suggestions tendered by a young official, Jia Yi (賈誼), but opposed by senior officials, he did not promote Jia to particularlly high positions; rather, Jia was put into a rotation as a teacher for various princes.
Emperor Wen, in his will, reduced the usual mourning period to three days, contrary to the previous lengthy periods of mourning in which weddings, sacrifices, drinking, and the consumption of meat were disallowed, thus greatly reducing the burden on the people.
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 Han Dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The western-eastern Han convention is used nowadays to avoid confusion with the Later Han Dynasty of the Period of the Five Dynasties and the Ten Kingdoms although the former-later nomenclature was used in history texts including Sima Guang's Zizhi Tongjian.
Emperor Wu decided that Taoism was no longer suitable for China, and officially declared China to be a Confucian state; however, like the emperors before him, he combined Legalist methods with the Confucian ideal.
Han court officials who attempted to strip lands out of the landlords faced such enormous resistance that their policies would never be put in to place.
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 Emperor Wu of Han
Emperor Wu is considered one of the greatest emperors throughout Chinese history, ranking alongside Emperor Taizong of the Tang dynasty, the Yongle Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, and the Kangxi Emperor of the Qing dynasty.
As a military campaigner, Emperor Wu brought Han China to its greatest expansion, with borders spanning from Kyrgyzstan in the west, Northern Korea in the Northeast, to Northern Vietnam in the south.
Emperor Wu was greatly pleased by this gesture, and he dispatched an expedition force to attack Minyue, over the objection of one of his key advisors, Liu An, a royal relative.
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 China to 1126 CE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The last three Tang emperors (from 873 to 907) were the puppets of eunuchs, and to the Chinese people it seemed that the Tang dynasty had lost the mandate of heaven.
In 960, amid the chaos in China, troops of the commander of the palace guard at the new capital at Kaifeng, surrounded him and demanded that he become emperor.
China had a military but no warrior class, and its military was neglected, with little attention being given to the arts of warfare.
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 All Empires - The Han Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This period of relative peace and prosperity is known as the "administration of Emperors Wen and Jing" in Chinese history.
China was deep in poverty and most of the Western Han infrastructure was in ruins from the war.
Weak or infant emperor were manipulated by eunuchs and powerful court officials to their own means, and the peasants, burdened heavily with taxation, rose in revolt.
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 Sendai, Miyagi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The kanji was taken from a Chinese poem that praised a palace created by the Emperor Wen of Han China, comparing it to a mythical palace in the Kunlun Mountains.
Sendai was incorporated as a city on April 1, 1889, as a result of the abolition of the Han system.
This was because the Sendai han encouraged residents to plant trees in their yards.
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 Han Dynasty
During this "pseudo-Taoism era", a stable centralized government over China was established through revival of the agriculture sectors and fragmentations of "feudal states" after compression of the Rebellion of the seven states.
Emperor Wu also dispatched Zhang Qian twice as his envoy to the Western Regions, and in the process pioneered the route known as the Silk Road from Chang'an (today's Xi'an, Shaanxi Province), through Xinjiang and Central Asia, and on to the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
Han court officials who attempted to strip lands out of the landlords faced enormous resistance that their policies would never be put in to place.
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 All Empires - The Tang Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
During his reign China flourished, seeing a population explosion, an economy boom, a flowering of the arts and culture and the expansion of her borders.
China was devastated and the population fell greatly.
Wen Zong, Li Ang 0826AD-0840AD A wise emporer, but since Event of Dew, a plan to eliminate the eunuches who controlled the government, failed, he was put under house arrest and died in despression.
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 Empress Dowager Lü   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
180 BC) was the principal emperor-consort of the Emperor Gao of the Han Empire.
After her husband Emperor Gao was killed in 195 BC by stray arrow in a frontier skirmish, her immense jealousy and power-hunger caused her to murder four of Emperor Gao's other sons and with an utmost inhumanity, another emperor-consort, Concubine Qi to secure the authority of her emperor son, Emperor Hui.
Emperor Hui of Han China and Princess Luyuan
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Emperor Wen was deliberately chosen as emperor after elimination of the clan of Lü since her mother Consort Bo had no powerful relatives.
In Italy the defiant attitude of Popes Gregory II and III on behalf of image-worship led to a fierce quarrel with the emperor.
The former summoned councils in Rome to anathematize and excommunicate the iconoclasts (730, 732); Leo retaliated by transferring southern Italy and Greece from the papal diocese to that of the patriarch.
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 Han Dynasty - China History - China
During the Han Dynasty, China officially became a ConfucianismConfucian state and prospered domestically: agriculture, handicrafts and commerce flourished, and the population reached 50 million.
The Han dynasty, after which the members of the ethnic majority in China, the "Han Chinesepeople of Han," are named, was notable also for its military prowess.
Emperor Wu decided that Taoism was no longer suitable for China, and officially declared China to be a Confucian state; however, like the emperors before him, he combined Legalist methods with the ConfucianismConfucian ideal.
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 Posthumous name   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The practice was revived in the Han Dynasty after the demise of the Qin Empire.
Starting with Emperor Xiaowen of Han China (more commonly Emperor Wen of Han China), every single Han emperor, except the final one of the Eastern Han, has the character of "filial" (孝 xiao4) at the beginning of his posthumous names.
For Qing emperors, "filial" is placed in various position in the string of characters, while the those Qing empresses who were given posthumous names, "filial" is always at the beginning.
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Han religion sees the incorporation of pre-existing religious elements into the Confucian canon, the merging of Taoism and popular religious cults and deities and the introduction of Buddhism from South Asia.
Cultural contacts are initiated with the concurrent Roman Empire with the "balance" decidedly in Han China's favor; Chinese life during the Han is enriched by a number of cultural innovations and indigenous developments.
By the end of the Han Dynasty the basic elements of the Chinese cultural style are all present: philosophies, religions, literary and artistic modes of expression, the written form of the language, the patterns of economic, political and social organization characteristic of traditional China.
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 Buddhism in China: Religions in China
Buddhism during the Han Dynasty was regarded as having its basis in magic in much the same way as Taoism and it first took root among members of the royal family and aristocracy.
Luoyang in North China became a major center where there was a focus on the translation of the scriptures while in South China Buddhism thrived in a tolerant atmosphere.
Emperor Wen of Sui ordered the restoration of temples and statues of Buddha that had been destroyed during Northern Zhou.
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 Ethics of China 7 BC To 1279 by Sanderson Beck
So much silk was exported by Han China that Rome noticed a drain on their gold and silver to the east, though the Han government tried to prevent the smuggling of iron and weapons.
Yang Guang, the second son of Wen Di, was the official commander in the Chen war and became the ruler of the conquered territory in 589.
Wen Di became dissatisfied with Confucianism, and in 601 all schools in the empire were abolished except for one college with seventy students in the capital.
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 The Last Emperor (1987)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Not surprisingly, given China's official approval of the project, it is largely anodyne in its account of the People's Republic, but the closing segment is sufficiently barbed.
The snapshot of the continuing revolution, with its Maoist quasi-imperial cult, presents a country that has not changed at all, whilst the final glimpse of contemporary Beijing presents a country that has changed everything, surrendered to the westernisation which Pu Yi championed (the very existence of Forbidden City footage is testament to this).
China emerges as a country in which revolution and stasis are twins, and in the present century everything and nothing has changed.
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 Gaozu_of_Han   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Now considering the whole China was in his hands, Xiang Yu realligned the territories of the rebel kings and created the 18 Kingdoms.
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.
Ruyi, Prince Yin of Zhao from consort Qi Emperor Wen from consort Bo Fei, Prince Daohui of Qi from consort Cao
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 Liu Heng (Wendi) - Western Han Ruler and Emperor Biographies - English
A son of Liu Bang born to a concubine became Emperor.
Though the Han’s authoritarian rule did not fully benefit the people of China, Emperor Wen’s short rule came with many blessings.
Wen-di Promoted Confucian scholars to his government’s highest offices, he was the first Chinese Emperor who openly adopted Confucian teachings; as Confucius had dreamed and Emperor would.
www.kongming.net /novel/han/liuheng.php   (330 words)

 Royalty.nu - The History of China - The First Emperor, Shi Huangdi (Shih huang-ti)
The Second Emperor went on to slaughter other members of the royal family, government officials and their families, and anyone else he saw as a threat -- including Li Si.
The Cambridge History of China, Volume 1: The Ch'in and Han Empires, 221 B.C.-A.D., edited by Michael Loewe and Denis C. Twitchett.
The Terracotta Army of the First Emperor of China by William Lindesay and Guo Baofu.
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 Program Note XHTML template   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
There was a scene, which we then cut, where the emperor at ten years is trying to escape from the Forbidden City.
He was in a tunnel under the level of the street, and he was seeing the life outside the tunnel which has this grill at the end.
While he was looking at what was going on in the street, a camel came and sat right there, closing the view—and shit on the young emperor, who was covered with camel shit.
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 Indian, Chinese, & Japanese Emperors
India and China are the sources of the greatest civilizations in Eastern and Southern Asia.
The only comparable development in China was the application of Marxism by the Communist government that came to power in 1949.
The convention also makes it possible that Emperors who do not survive beyond their initial calendar year may not even be counted, which is the case, creating some confusion, with a couple of the Mongols.
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 China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Featuring Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Joan Chen (The Last Emperor) and Jiang Wen (Warriors of Heaven and Earth), Jasmine Women tells the story of one family's struggle to overcome its tragic history, as each daughter repeats the mistakes of her mother.
Shanghai, 1930s: The young and beautiful Mo gets a chance to realize her dream of being a film actress, but soon becomes the mistress of Boss Meng, an influential film investor.
For a brief time, all is well, but soon Mo's dream of movie stardom is destroyed by Japan's invasion of China.
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 Encyclopedia: Emperor Wen of Han China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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 1997 AAS Abstracts, Cina and Inner Asia Table of Contents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Infestatious Diseases in the Han Dynasty, Elisabeth Hsu
China's Population Control and Its Impact on Newly Emerging Marriage Patterns in Contemporary Rural China, Hong Zhang
Decentralisation and Entrepreneurialism in China's Urban Welfare Provision, Jane Duckett
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