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  Chinese History, Regent Tour China
The Han rulers modified some of the harsher aspects of the previous dynasty; Confucian ideals of government, out of favor during the Qin period, were adopted as the creed of the Han empire, and Confucian scholars gained prominent status as the core of the civil service.
The Han dynasty is the East Asian counterpart of and contemporary with Rome in its golden age.
The Han ruling line was briefly interrupted by the usurpation of a famous reformer, Wang Mang, whose interlude on the throne from A.D. 9 to 23 in known as the Hsin dynasty.
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  Chinese History
The Han rulers modified someof the harsher aspects of the previous dynasty; Confucian ideals of government,out of favor during the Qin period, were adopted as the creed of the Hanempire, and Confucian scholars gained prominent status as the core of thecivil service.
The Han rulers, however, were unable to adjust to whatcentralization had wrought: a growing population, increasing wealth andresultant financial difficulties and rivalries, and ever-more complex politicalinstitutions.
The Han ruling line was briefly interruptedby the usurpation of a famous reformer, Wang Mang, whose interlude on thethrone from A.D. 9 to 23 in known as the Hsin dynasty.
www.china-inc.com /education/history/han.html   (867 words)

 Han Dynasty: A period of prosperity
Emperor Wu (Han Wudi) consolidated and extended the Chinese empire by pushing back the Xiongnu(sometimes identified with the Huns) into the steppes of modern Inner Mongolia, wresting from them the modern areas of Gansu, Ningxia and Qinghai.
Emperor Guangwu reinstated the Han Dynasty with the support of land-holding and merchant families at Luoyang, east of Xi'an.
Along with the refugees from the North, Emperor Yuan of Jin China reinstated the Jin regime at present Nanjing in the south.
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 Emperor Wu of Han - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Emperor Wu successfully repelled the nomadic Xiongnu from systematically raiding northern China and dispatched his envoy Zhang Qian in 139 BC to seek an alliance with the Yuezhi of modern Uzbekistan.
Emperor Wu was born as Prince Che to Emperor Jing and one of his favorite concubines, Consort Wang Zhi in 156 BC.
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 and the Prince of Huainan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Emperor_Wu_of_Han_China   (5988 words)

 The Chinese Empire
The Han Dynasty emerged in 202 BC; it was the first dynasty to embrace Confucianism, which became the ideological underpinning of all regimes until the end of imperial China.
Emperor Guangwu of Han China reinstated the Han dynasty with the support of land-holding and merchant families at Luoyang, east of Xian; hence the new era is termed the Eastern Han Dynasty.
Han power declined again in the midst of land acquisitions, invasions and struggles of consort clans and eunuchs.
www.chineseculture.info /history/empire.htm   (755 words)

 History of China: Western Han Dynasty, Emperor Wu, Confucianism
Emperor Wu of the Han (156 - 87 BC)
Last Update : 11/9/2006 12:52:30 AM Emperor Wu, or Liu Che, was the seventh ruler of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-24 AD).
It was during his reign that the Han Dynasty prospered most.
www.warriortours.com /intro/history/han/emperor_wu.htm   (283 words)

 HuangLao Daoism
Indeed, it is recorded as being almost the state ideology of the early Han until it was displaced by Confucianism under the powerful emperor Wu...
The first appearance of the name of the Yellow Emperor associated with the royal house of Tian of the northeastern state of Qi is significant, for it was in Qi...
This policy of frugality and laissez-faire was continued more or less consistently by his successors during the early Han, with the result that the population increased and the nation recovered with remarkable success.
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 Map of China Province - Region, Regional
In Dai Temple, the trees planted by Emperor Wu of Han dynasty still remain green and prosperous, and the House Returning Ridge, which is characterized by steep and dangerous slope, can still been seen.
The rule was broken by Emperor Wuzong of the Yuan dynasty, who brought his sister to the temple, and this event was recorded on the tablet.
In Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD), with the discovering of some books, a lengthy scholastic dispute between those who followed a reconstructive version of the last books, and those who supported the teachings in the rediscovered was appeared.
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 Wu Qiu Shou Wang
Wu was a native of Zhao (south west of Zhao Cheng in Shanxi) and was a student of the renowned Dong Zhongshu.
Emperor Han Wu Di was a great fan of Gewu (also known as Saizhan) and established this Game Official position to serve himself.
Wu Qiu Shou Wang thus explained, 'This ding was known as the Zhou Ding during the Zhou Dynasty.
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 Montgomery County Public Schools - Social Studies Department
He and Han emperors in the future would be the inner court with a group of specially chosen and trained people called eunuchs to be his messengers.
Han Gaozu and future Han emperors began to give tests to see who should be given government jobs.
Emperor Gaozu and other Han emperors who followed him made changes in agricultural methods that eventually improved economic conditions for the entire country.
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 Wu Zhu — One of the longest lived coin types
The rest of China was divided between various princes who would bow to the Zhou emperor and send him a trinket or two by way of token tribute, but who otherwise went their own way, which, most of the time, involved internecine war.
Wu zhu were then made exclusively until the reign of the usurper Wang Mang, 7-25 AD.
But on his demise, and with the reestablishment of the Han, the wu zhu returned in force, and continued to be made even after the fall of the Han for another 500 years.
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 Wu Di, great emperor of Han | Radio86.co.uk
Because Emperor Wu was just in his teens when he ascended the throne, the running of the empire was handled mostly by three figures -- his grandmother, the Grand Empress Dowager; his mother, the Empress Dowager; and his mother's half-brother Tian Fen, Marquess of Wu'an, who commanded the armed forces.
Emperor Wu, however, was not reluctant to punish officials, even executing those who have been found corrupt.
Emperor Wu's marriage to his cousin Chen Jiao was at first a happy one.
www.radio86.co.uk /explore-learn/china-facts/history/1638/wu-di-great-emperor-of-han   (844 words)

 Millennial Fair – the Rise and Fall of the Emperial Han by Jonathan Wu
Under Emperor Wu, Confucianism was adopted as the official political philosophy and the administration was completely revised.
The Han Emperor was powerless against his oppressors; after Dong Zhuo came Cao Cao, another ambitious warlord who wanted to unite the land under his own rule.
Cao Pi ascended the throne as Wei Emperor, Sun Quan established the Kingdom of Wu, and Liu Bei crowned himself Emperor of Shu.
www.millennial-fair.com /literature/han1.html   (2082 words)

 The Great Emperor Wu Ti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The emperor Wu Ti was the greatest emperor of the Han dynasty.
He was the 6th emperor of the Han dynasty, he was only 16 when he came to the thrown.
Of all the horses there was one that stood out, he famous "Flying Horse" (See picture on the right), its head and tail raised high in a proudly untrammelled gallop, its fleeting touch with the earth brilliantly suggested in the one hoof borne on a flying swallow.
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 Liu Bang (Gaozu or Gaodi) - Western Han Ruler and Emperor Biographies - English
Emperor Hu Hai was even of inferior quality than his late father.
Liu Bang was given the title Prince of Han (Han Wang) and moved into the lands of Ba-Shu (Yizhou).
When news spread that the Emperor was dead, Liu Bang used it as excuse to ally with the Warlords against Xiang Yu.
www.kongming.net /novel/han/liubang.php   (1726 words)

 Royalty.nu - The History of China - Chinese Royalty
Emperor Huizong and Late Northern Song China: The Politics of Culture and the Culture of Politics edited by Patricia Buckley Ebrey and Maggie Bickford.
A commoner's presentation to the emperor of a lucky omen from his garden and several retellings of the incident provide the background for an introduction to Ming society, culture, and politics, including discussions of the founding of the Ming dynasty, the character of the first emperor, and the role of omens in court politics.
Emperor of China: Self-Portrait of K'Ang-Hsi by Jonathan D. Spence uses original documents to tell the life story of Manchu emperor K'ang-Hsi, who ruled China from 1661 to 1772.
www.royalty.nu /Asia/China   (1980 words)

 South China in the Han Period, Rafe de Crespigny Publications, Faculty of Asian Studies, ANU
Moreover, the period of the Han dynasty and the short-lived Qin which preceded it, from the third century BC to the third century AD, is a part of the iron age, not the bronze age, of China.
This émigré Chinese state maintained its independence for almost a hundred years until the region was again conquered by the armies of Emperor Wu of Han in 112 BC, an achievement followed by acquisitions in the southwest of present-day Yunnan, notably the Tian kingdom in the region of the Tian Lake.
 By 220, however, the successor state of Wu of the Three Kingdoms, based upon the Yangzi, re-established northern influence in the region, and the power of the Shih family was destroyed after Shih Hsieh's death in 226.
www.anu.edu.au /asianstudies/decrespigny/southchina_han.html   (2753 words)

 ROTK Note   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
» Explainer -- Emperor Wu and Sima Qian -- Emperor Wu, aka Liu Che, (reigned BC 141-87) whose reign was longest among the Han emperors.
Emperor Wu was perhaps the most influential Han emperor who concerned not only about expanding territory but also about developing trade with other countries (the Silk Road, for example).
Subsequently, Wu Di's biography consisted of a few sentences which appear to have been appended on by later historians, while the chapter summary seems to be the only authentic one.
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During the reign of the Han emperor Wu Ti (141-187 CE), Confucianism was established as the official imperial philosophy.
Similarly, the emperor is portrayed as a proper ruler, because he possesses the attention of all his subjects.
This passage thus serves as a model of the ideal emperor, because in the relief, he is likened to the north polar star, while his subjects are all the surrounding stars.
www.wfu.edu /academics/history/StudentWork/pieslak/WuShrine.html   (681 words)

 Han Emperor Wu-ti
He was the sixth emperor of Han and only sixteen when he came to the throne.
Throughout the Chin and Han period (221 BC-220 AD) China's most formidable foreign opponent was the Xiongnu, a Turkish-speaking nomadic tribe which, at its apex of power early in the second century BC, held sway over a territory that extended all the way from Eastern Mongolia to the Aral Sea.
Wu-ti's initial attempt to trade the Celetial Horses with gold coins was rejected by the king of Fergana and the Han envoy sent for the negotiation was murdered and stripped.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Wu (linguistics), a subdivision of spoken Chinese spoken in the Wu region
Wu (Ten Kingdoms), one of the kingdoms during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period
Emperor Wu of Han China, one of the most influential and important emperors of the Han dynasty
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 Highlights of Chinese Culture and History
During the Han Dynasty, with the construction of many magnificent palaces, the foundation of a capital city was laid.
Built by Emperor Gao Zong at twenty-one in memory of his mother Empress Wen De, hence the name, it was the highest construction of the time.
During the Han and later the Tang Dynasty, many celebrated poets and scholars gathered in Changan and left a large number of excellent poems, delineating its history and describing the landscape.
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 Han Dynasty: Emperor Wu
The Han Gaodi, the first emperor of Han Dynasty, preserved many features of the Qin imperial system, such as the administrative division of the country and the central bureaucracy.
Han Gaodi called for the services of men of talent, not only to restore the destroyed classics but to serve as officials in the government.
Apart from the contribution of the Silk Road, Emperor Yuan, to further a good relationship between Xiongnu and Han people, married Wang Zhaojun, a beauty at that time, to a chief of the Xiongnu tribe.
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The early Western Han censers have no representational decor except for a knob handle at the apex of the lid, which may be a simple round protrusion or which may be rendered as a seated bird.
"The Emperor Wu caused special utensils to be manufactured for the sacrifices of fêng and shan (altar mound and mountain, which he was the first Han emperor to perform); and when he showed them to the assembled [Confucian] literati, several among them declared that they did not conform to those of antiquity.
Emperor Qin Shi Huang Di is known to have sent an expedition of several thousand young aristocratic boys and girls to find them.
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 Imperial Eras
First Emperor), a formulation previously reserved for deities and the mythological sage-emperors, and imposed Qin's centralized, nonhereditary bureaucratic system on his new empire.
The Han rulers, however, were unable to adjust to what centralization had wrought: a growing population, increasing wealth and resultant financial difficulties and rivalries, and ever-more complex political institutions.
The collapse of the Han dynasty was followed by nearly four centuries of rule by warlords.
www-chaos.umd.edu /history/imperial.html   (968 words)

 Emperor Wu Ti (WuDi) - China History Forum, chinese history forum
Emperor Wu, namely Liuche, was the sixth emperor of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - 24 AD).
Emperor Wu's most important military campaigns were against the Xiongnu, an ancient tribe that lived in North China who posed a powerful threat to the Han Empire.
During the reign of Emperor Wu, Western Han Dynasty was in a period of great prosperity.
www.chinahistoryforum.com /index.php?showtopic=1492   (1313 words)

 HISTORY OF THE SILK ROAD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Han Emperor Wu-ti heard of the Yueh-chih and believed they would be valuable allies in his fight against the Xiongnu (Huns).
He returned to Chang-an (present day Xi'an), the capital of the Han Empire, after an absence of thirteen years to report that the alliance that the Emperor hoped for was not possible.
In particular Chang Ch'ien told the Emperor of large, powerful horses in the oasis city of Ferghana that would be valuable in battling the Huns.
www.sjsu.edu /faculty/watkins/silk.htm   (492 words)

 Liu Zhe (Wudi) - Western Han Ruler and Emperor Biographies - English
Emperor Wu’s reign prolonged the prosperity of the Dynasty.
After proving himself as a manager, he might move up to a position as an advisor in attendance at the Emperor’s palace, or move to a high position at a regional capital.
In the south, Wu-di’s armies conquered territory lost during the civil war that brought the Han to power, including the port town of Guangzhou.
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