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  Oolong Tea Blog
At the heart of the art of tea the study and practice of tea in all its aspects is the simple gesture of offering a cup of tea to a guest that for Chinese people today is a fundamental social custom, as it has been for centuries.
China traces the development of tea as an art form to Lu Yu, known as “the Saint of Tea” in Chinese history, who lived during the Tang Dynasty and who wrote The Book of Tea, the first ever treatise on tea and tea culture.
Wu Yiming cong Zhongshu the scarlet gown has the highest prestige, it may be said was in the Oolong tea,the tea the saint”.
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 History of China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
China is one of the world's oldest continuous major civilizations, with written records dating back at least 3,500 years, and with 5,000 years being commonly used by Chinese as the age of their civilization.
The Han Dynasty (漢朝) 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 Xi'an; hence the new era is termed the Eastern Han Dynasty (東漢朝).
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/History_of_China   (6124 words)

 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.
www.1bx.com /en/Emperor_Wudi_of_Han_China.htm   (5805 words)

 China to 306 CE
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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 Western Han China: Silk Road
The Reign of Emperor Wu Emperor Wu succeeded to the throne in 140 BC and his reign is one of the most celebrated in Chinese history.
Emperor Wu continued to weaken the power of the vassal states by eliminating many fiefdoms and restoring central control over the prefectures and counties in the country.
When Emperor Wu came to power, substantial resources were available to him as a result of his own successful policies as well as those of his predecessors.
www.warriortours.com /intro/history/han/western.htm   (1380 words)

 Ch'in & Han Dynasties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Han established a stable and highly centralized government on the Ch'in model, but it was somewhat more sensitive to the welfare of the peasantry, a perennial Confucian concern.
Han dealings with barbarian neighbors, as well as subsequent Chinese relations with these peoples, were conducted within the tribute system.
The end of the Han came largely as the result of economic woes--powerful landlords had shifted too much land from the tax rolls, thereby making unbearable the increased burden on the poorer farmers--and intense political factionalism at the imperial court.
www.bergen.org /AAST/Projects/ChinaHistory/CHIN.HTM   (537 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.
www.silk-road.com /artl/wuti.shtml   (1513 words)

 Ancient China: The Former Han, 206 BC-25 AD
In Han government, the emperor was the supreme ruler; all authority resided ultimately in the emperor.
Han Wu Ti Perhaps the greatest and most powerful of the Han emperors was Han Wu Ti, who came to power in 141 BC at the age of sixteen and ruled for fifty-four years, the second longest reign in Chinese history.
Han Wu Ti is generally regarded as the strongest and most vigorous of the Chinese emperors.
www.wsu.edu /~dee/CHEMPIRE/FORMHAN.HTM   (1115 words)

 Emperor Wu of Han China
Han Wu-ti; 157 BC - 87 BC) was the sixth emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty.
A military compaigner, Han China reached its greatest expansion under his reign, spanning from Kyrgyzstan in the west, Northern Korea in the Northeast, to Northern Vietnam in the south.
Emperor Jing of Han China (eldest son of)
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/emperor_wu_of_han_china   (154 words)

Economic expansion, changing relationships with the people of the steppes, strengthening of the palace at the expense of the civil service, weakening of the state's hold on the peasantry, and the rise of the families of the rich and the gentry were all factors that led to the adoption of Confucian ideals..
His rise to emperor is unusual because he gained much public support on his rise and he began a ceremony in which a seal of precious stone was passed to the emperor.
The descendents of the Han dynasty eventually joined in the uprising, and, it was the armies of these nobles, under the leadership of Liu Hsiu, who killed Wang Mang in 22A.D. The fighting continued until 25 A.D., when Liu Hsiu became the emperor.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/prehistory/china/early_imperial_china/han.html   (1128 words)

 History of China - China History - China
China is one of the world's oldest continuous major civilizations, with written records dating back about 3,500 years and with 5,000 years being commonly used by Chinese as the age of their civilization.
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.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/History_of_China   (5966 words)

 Han Dynasty: Emperor Han Wudi
Came to the throne at the age of sixteen, Emperor Wu, besides carried out a series of reforms, devoted himself to military conquests and territorial expansion.
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.warriortours.com /intro/history/han/emperor_wu.htm   (288 words)

 Chinese Dynasties
The Han period produced China's most famous historian, Sima Qian (145-87 B.C.?), whose Shiji (Historical Records) provides a detailed chronicle from the time of a legendary Xia emperor to that of the Han emperor Wu Di (141-87 B.C.).
The collapse of the Han dynasty was followed by nearly four centuries of rule by warlords.
China was reunified in A.D. 589 by the short-lived Sui dynasty (A.D. 581-617), which has often been compared to the earlier Qin dynasty in the ruthlessness of its accomplishments.
chinatravelz.com /china/chinese-history   (2064 words)

 Emperor Wu-ti: 140-87 BC
During his reign, the empire engaged in many foreign wars which eventually lead to significant territorial expansion, the imperial bureaucracy was expanded and standardized, and Confucian thought became the official philosophy.
Previous emperors had not been able to raise armies of such size.
He was able to gain control of the territory between the Yangtze and the Great Wall and roughly set the political boundaries of China.
www.thenagain.info /WebChron/China/WuTi.html   (454 words)

 Portraits of Emperors
Kangxi was the 4-th emperor of the Qing Dynasty.
The portrait shows the young emperor Kangxi, sitting at his writing table and holding a thick writing brush.
On the marble top of the table there are paper, ink, brush and inkstone, the "Four Treasures of the Study"; they are the tools of the painter and calligrapher.
www.chinapage.com /emperor.html   (241 words)

 Chinese clothing, Chinese dress, Arts and crafts..
Finally, the Yellow Emperor was honored by the tribal chiefs as the leader of the tribal alliance formed at the meeting initiated by the Yellow Emperor, thus settling China's basic domain.
Five thousand years ago the Yellow Emperor led his tribe to rise to the north of the Weishui River in Shaaxi Province, and then gradually to move eastwards to reach the Yellow River bank in the southern part of Shanxi Province, and Zhuolu in Hebei Province.
China's fairlure in the Opium War in 1840 opened China to the outside world, and Chinese clothing came to be influenced by Western culture.
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 Imperial Eras
Much of what came to constitute China Proper was unified for the first time in 221 B.C. In that year the western frontier state of Qin, the most aggressive of the Warring States, subjugated the last of its rival states.
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 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.
www-chaos.umd.edu /history/imperial.html   (968 words)

 rediff.com Special: China: The passing of the baton
In the olden days, a contender to the imperial throne of China required a mystical aura of power; he had to be perceived as someone who could do everything -- from moving mountains to changing the weather.
Emperor Wu of Han ruled China for more than half a century.
The fact that the victor was Chen Shuibian, an advocate of total independence from the mainland, as president of China's rogue province, shook the Communist party.
www.rediff.com /news/2000/oct/30spec.htm   (1030 words)

 Han Dynasty China - History for Kids!
This earlier part of the Han Dynasty is called the Western Han, because Kao Tsu's capital was in Western China, at Chang'an.
Wu Ti was called the Martial Emperor, because he led many campaigns against the Huns (the Chinese called the Huns the Hsiung-Nu).
Wu was able to set up a safe and peaceful trade route for sending Chinese silk and other things across Central Asia to West Asia, Egypt, and the Roman Empire, in exchange for Roman gold.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/china/history/han.htm   (468 words)

 China, 1-500 A.D. | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Political turmoil follows the decline of the Han dynasty as numerous rulers vie for control of China's vast territory.
Overall, the period—and the world—is enriched by the development of paper, which is widely used in China by the third century A.D. • ca.
For the next 270 years, China is divided into the northern dynasties governed by non-Han rulers and the southern regimes under Han Chinese control.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/ht/05/eac/ht05eac.htm   (941 words)

 Ethics of China 7 BC To 1279 by Sanderson Beck
A Han uprising was put down, and in 10 CE Han nobles were demoted to commoners, as a mutiny in Central Asia was crushed.
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.
Wu then had Wang and her concubine accomplice murdered, and many of her opponents were also purged by exile, murder, or suicide.
www.san.beck.org /AB3-China.html   (20851 words)

 The Great Wall of China
Visible from Space, The Great Wall of China is the largest man-made feature on the planet, however, contrary to popular legend (and according to astronauts Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell and Jim Irwin) it is not visible from the moon.
Though it is not known exactly when the construction of the Great Wall of China began, it is commonly believed that it was built as a military fortification to protect against tribal intrusions across the borders during the Zhou Dynasty.
Thus began the reign of the First Emperor of China, and the beginning of the Great Wall.
www.asianartmall.com /greatwallarticle.htm   (509 words)

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