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  Star Wars: Databank | Solo, Han
If, at the height of his smuggling days, you told Han Solo that he would be a hero of the Rebellion, fall in love with an Alderaanian princess, and become a general in the Alliance, he would have had no shortage of smart remarks for you.
Han and his Wookiee first mate and co-pilot Chewbacca had a variety of adventures throughout their long careers as smugglers.
Han is well traveled, and claims to have been from one side of the galaxy to the other.
www.starwars.com /databank/character/hansolo   (802 words)

  
 Han
The Han empire began in 206 B.C. when Liu Bang, prince of Han, defeated the Qin army in the valley of Wei.
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..
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)

  
  Han Solo - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki
Han continued to work for Jabba the Hutt as a smuggler, but once, while smuggling glitterstim, Han was boarded by an Imperial patrol and had to dump his load of spice.
Han was tortured by Gethzerion, the leader of the witches, before being rescued by Luke single-handedly piloting the Millennium Falcon with the aid of the Force.
Han, Chewbacca, and Lando went to rescue her, but ended up delayed by the confusion caused by the outbreak of the Death Seed Plague and also they did not know where she was.
starwars.wikia.com /wiki/Han_Solo   (11902 words)

  
  Han Chinese - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Han Chinese is a subset of the Chinese nation (Zhonghua minzu).
The term "Han Chinese" is used to distinguish the majority from the various minorities in and around China.
Northern Han and southern Han have significant genetic differences in their maternal sides (mitochondrial DNA) the further south and southeast the sampled population groups are (see Guangdong and Fujian).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Han_Chinese   (2573 words)

  
 Han - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Han, one of the Chinese Sixteen Kingdoms, founded by the Liu family.
Han River (漢水 Hanshui, 漢江 Hanjiang), a tributary of the Yangtze with its mouth at Wuhan, Hubei, China.
Han (汗) or Kehan (可汗), the Chinese transliteration of Khan or Khaghan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Han   (500 words)

  
 Han Solo | Cool Stuff | SCI FI Weekly
Standing a full 18 inches tall, Han is a solid statuette, though rather than being a complete polystone statue with sculpted clothes, he is dressed in finely crafted and sewn real clothing and accessories.
Han is wearing the outfit we first see him wear in Mos Eisley, when Luke and Obi Wan recruit him to fly them to Alderaan—fl pants with red and fl side stripes; shiny fl boots; white shirt and fl vest, lined along the front and back with real pockets.
The heavy base Han stands on is hand-numbered on the reverse (out of 2,500 pieces) and includes information about the figure.
www.scifi.com /sfw/cool/sfw12417.html   (533 words)

  
 Breeds of Livestock - Han Sheep
The Han, another type of Mongolian sheep, was developed in the semi-humid agricultural areas (Henan, Hebei, Shandong, Anhui and Jiangsu Provinces).
The Large-tail Han are polled and are characterized by a long, broad, fat tail, with a thin twisted end turing upwards between two lobes, and broadest at the base.
Han sheep are precocious and highly prolific, their fecundity levels being: Large-tail Han, 163%; Small-tail Han, 229%.
www.ansi.okstate.edu /breeds/sheep/han   (173 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)

  
 Chinese history:Western Han
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.
Riddled with the corruption characteristic of the dynastic cycle, by A.D. 220 the Han empire collapsed.
www.chinavoc.com /history/xhan.htm   (401 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Hee-Won Han beats Meena Lee in four-hole playoff at Corning   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was Han's first win of the year and fifth overall, and three have come in six playoffs.
Han, who started the round at 11 under, rolled in a putt from inside 12 feet that briefly seemed to stop at the lip before dropping softly into the hole to get to 14 under at 17.
Han then used driver on the tough par-4 18th hole, hit her second shot to 3 feet and made birdie for a 68 to force the playoff just moments after Lee had finished her 66.
www.usatoday.com /sports/golf/lpga/2006-05-28-corning-classic_x.htm?csp=34   (909 words)

  
 China to the Fall of the Han Dynasty
With the monarchical system of government, Han rule was on a long range course toward disaster, but the short term was served by Wendi being an able ruler, a ruler known for his regard for the interests of his subjects.
All Han emperors since Mingdi had become emperors when adolescents, two of them as young as two, and most had begun their rule with their dowager empress mother serving as regent.
In attempting to defend itself, the Han palace conscripted great numbers, establishing huge armies at a great economic cost, and although the Han armies were weakened by inefficiency and corruption, the Yellow Turbans were no match for them.
www.fsmitha.com /h1/ch14.htm   (10412 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Han's 66 gives her two-shot edge in Farr   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Han will chase her fourth career LPGA victory while playing with fellow South Korean Jeong Jang, her closest pursuer and also one of her closest friends.
Han has been on the LPGA Tour for the past six years and is fluent in English, but she's still more comfortable in her native tongue.
Han birdied three of the first four holes, hitting an 8 iron to 6 feet at No. 1, a 7 iron to 10 feet at No. 2 and an 8 iron to 4 feet at No. 4.
www.usatoday.com /sports/golf/lpga/2005-07-09-jamie-farr-third_x.htm?csp=34   (932 words)

  
 Asian Spirit -China - Han Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Han Dynasty was probably the key period for the development of Chinese ceramics.
As the Han Dynasty unfolded, the usage of figurines, maidens, soldiers, guardians, etc. all took of a life and beauty of their own.
To discuss Han pottery and not to discuss the donations made by the Han lead glaze ware would be a great injustice.
asianspiritgallery.com /china_han.html   (511 words)

  
 Han wins Wendy's playoff   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Han, who finished a shot behind Mi Hyun Kim a year ago, ended up at 17-under-par 199 to collect $165,000 for her second win of the year and her career.
Han closed with a 66, falling into the playoff when she bogeyed the par-3 17th hole just moments after Ward had birdied it.
Han also eagled the fourth, chipping in from the second cut behind the green, then rolled in a 10-footer at No. 5.
www.golf.com /gdc/news/article.asp?id=16474   (832 words)

  
 CBBC Newsround | STAR WARS CHARACTERS | Han Solo
Han knew his only way to pay Jabba back was to be paid to take a risky trip from Tatooine to Alderaan carrying with him Obi-wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker and their two droids, C-3PO and R2-D2.
Han and Chewbacca helped rescue rebel leader Princess Leia and were allowed to escape the Death Star, as they led the Empire to the rebel's secret base.
Han went on to lead a mission on the forest moon of Endor so that the Empire could be beaten once and for all.
news.bbc.co.uk /cbbcnews/hi/find_out/guides/showbiz/star_wars_characters/newsid_1987000/1987265.stm   (273 words)

  
 WJLA - Sound Sleep Helps Han Win Office Depot   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Han's compatriot, Soo-Yun Kang, finished second with her second consecutive 5-under 66 for a 203 total.
Han played the final 10 holes under sunny skies Monday after the third round was suspended by darkness Sunday, when she was cold, tired and clinging to a one-shot lead through eight holes after bogeying No. 4.
Han kept a share of the lead with a second-round 68, and had just three bogeys in the tournament.
www.wjla.com /headlines/1005/265479.html   (724 words)

  
 Empires Past: China: Han dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Han changed some of the more unfair laws and taxes, which lessened the tension within the masses.
The Han dynasty also re-introduced ideas of Confucianism as the main school of thought.
The Han rule marked several inventions that were to revolutionize the world: Confucianism, the use of paper, and porcelain which proved valuable for trading and for domestic use.
library.advanced.org /16325/c-han.html   (325 words)

  
 WJLA - Han Wins LPGA's Office Depot Championship   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Han earned her fourth career LPGA title and first this year with a 201 total in the tour's first non-playoff Monday finish since 1999.
Han played the final 10 holes under sunny skies Monday after the third round was suspended by darkness Sunday, when she led by one through eight holes.
Han kept a share of the lead with a second-round 68.
www.wjla.com /headlines/1005/265455.html   (490 words)

  
 Jazz Saxophonist, Alex Han
Alex Han & Beyond the Construct performs at Bill's Bar in Boston, Wednesday, November 14th at 10 pm.
Alex Han performs at The Beehive in Boston, Sunday, November 4th at 10 pm.
Alex Han performs at the Beehive in Boston, Sunday, October 21st at 10 pm.
www.alexhan.com   (650 words)

  
 Jeff Han, NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
I am a consulting research scientist for NYU's Department of Computer Science, currently working with Yann Lecun on various autonomous robot navigation projects, while also finding time to direct some of my own research.
Han, J. and Perlin, K. Computer Graphics, Volume 22, Issue 3 (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2003)
Copyright © 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, Jefferson Y. Han
mrl.nyu.edu /~jhan   (527 words)

  
 Han Dynasty, China Han Dynasty: Chinese History
The first period is called the Western Han (206 BC - 24 AD) as the capital was Chang'an (the present city of Xian in Shaanxi Province).
The second period is known as the Eastern Han (25 AD - 220 AD) as Luoyang became the capital city.
It was during this period that the Han ethnic group established itself as the core nation of China.
www.travelchinaguide.com /intro/history/han/index.htm   (316 words)

  
 Han wins Safeway playoff   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Han birdied the par-4 18th in regulation to force the playoff with Kane at the soggy Columbia Edgewater Country Club.
Han effortlessly knocked in the birdie putt for her second career playoff win.
Han beat Wendy Ward in a three-hole playoff at the Wendy's Championship for Children last year and lost in a playoff to Catriona Matthew in the event this year.
www.golf.com /gdc/news/article.asp?id=27483   (659 words)

  
 han - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Han Jiang, river of China, one of the chief tributaries of the Yangtze River and a main artery of trade of central China.
Han Dynasty (206 bc-ad 220), Chinese imperial dynasty that reunited China after the fall of the Qin (Ch’in) dynasty (221-206 bc).
bc), also known as Han Fei-tzu (tzu is a Chinese suffix meaning “master”), early Chinese philosopher, considered the greatest...
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=han   (129 words)

  
 Empires Past: China: Han dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Han changed some of the more unfair laws and taxes, which lessened the tension within the masses.
The Han dynasty also re-introduced ideas of Confucianism as the main school of thought.
The Han rule marked several inventions that were to revolutionize the world: Confucianism, the use of paper, and porcelain which proved valuable for trading and for domestic use.
library.thinkquest.org /16325/c-han.html   (325 words)

  
 Han - Chinese Nationalities   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Han Nationality is about 92% of the Country's population.
The minorities have been exempted from the national birth-control campaign but not the Han.
The Han are part of the Sino-Tibetan Sinoitic ethno linguistic group.
www.paulnoll.com /China/Minorities/min-Han.html   (124 words)

  
 Han Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The cause of this invasion was that the chief of the feudal state of Han was suspected of disloyalty, and was driven to cast his lot with the northern tribes.
The usurpation of Wang Mang [Frederick-Gorman]: The cause of the downfall of the Han Dynasty is to be traced to the ambition of its imperial women.
In his work of reorganizing the Latter Han, however, Guang Wu [Winkler-Lewis] greatly enlarged the field of employment for eunuchs and thus sowed the seed of trouble, which was soon destined to bring ruin to the house that he had just restored.
worldclass.net /China/han.htm   (3479 words)

  
 People of South East Asia
The Han Dynasty set up a commercial representation in Dali as early as the 2nd century BC but the Bai remained largely independent from China and their principal city, Dali on Erhai lake, became the capital of the powerful kingdom of Nanzhao.
The Han, therefore, form the great homogeneous mass of the Chinese people, sharing the same culture, the same traditions, and the same written language.
The Han referred to the people of Qinghai Lake and beyond as Qiang and sought to keep them out of the Han Empire by establishing a military outpost near the lake in the early 1st century.
berclo.net /page00/00en-sea-people.html#Yao   (10602 words)

  
 Han
Yang, J. and Han, K.-H. Functional characterization of allantoinase genes from Arabidopsis and a non-ureide type legume fl locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.).
As the first step toward our long-term goal of achieving a system-level understanding of the complex biology of the annual growth cycle, we take an integrated functional genomics approach to identify candidate genes and determine their functional roles in the annual growth cycles.
Oh, S.K., Han, K.-H., Ryu, S.B., and Kang, H. Molecular cloning, expression, and functional analysis of a plant cis-prenyltransferase from Arabidopsis thaliana.
forestry.msu.edu /biotech/Han.htm   (675 words)

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