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  Han Wudi
Han Wudi, son of Emperor Jin, carried out a series of reforms and devoted himself to military conquests and territorial expansion.
Han Wudi's most important military campaigns were against the Hun, an ancient tribe that lived in North China who posed a powerful threat to the Han Empire.
Han Wudi died at the age of 71 in 86BC.
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 Emperor Wu of Han - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
The Han ambassador Tang Meng (唐蒙) was able to secure the submission of these tribal kingdoms by giving their kings gifts, and Emperor Wu established the Commandery of Jianwei (犍為, headquarters in modern Yibin, Sichuan) to govern over the tribes, but eventually abandoned it after being unable to cope with native revolts.
Later that year, one of the co-kings of Minyue (modern Fujian), Luo Yushan, fearful that Han would next attack his kingdom, made a preemptive attack against Han, capturing a number of towns in the former Nanyue and in the other border commanderies.
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 China to the Fall of the Han Dynasty
Wudi's wars of expansion and his maintenance of large armies of occupation were a burden on China's economy.
Wudi wanted peasants to prosper, but he was often deceived by the gentry bureaucrats who governed at the local level.
Wudi's only substantial response to the economic decline was to levy higher taxes on the wealthy and to send spies around to catch attempts at tax evasion.
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 building of the walls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Han emissary countered it by stating that Chanyu Modok even engaged in patricide while Han prince rebellion was merely an argument between father and son due to instigation by prime minister.
However, Han army was informed of the invasion beforehand and thoroughly defeated the three Hunnic columns with the armies from Zhangye "tai-shou" [magistrate] and auxiliary troops from the military farming areas.
Han court also dispatched representatives to kings and county magistrates as either military officials or civil service officials, which were validated by excavations from Wulei ruins in Luntai county.
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 CONK! Encyclopedia: Nian_Hao   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Emperor Wu of Han China (Han Wudi) was conventionally regarded as the first emperor to declare an era name; however he was only the first to use an era name in every year of his reign.
Han Wudi changed period titles every five years or so, going through a total of eleven reigning slogans during his reign from 140 BC to 87 BC.
Thus 344 AD was the second year of Jianyuan of the Jin Dynasty (or of Jin Kangdi) whereas 139 BC was the second year of Jianyuan of the Han Dynasty (or of Han Wudi).
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 All Empires - The Han Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Han Gaozu ruled for less than a decade, and his main contributions were to consolidate the dynasty.
Culturally and scientifically the Eastern Han exceeded the achievements of the Western Han.
From the middle of the Eastern Han era onwards, the dynasty began to decline.
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 The Pain of Underachievement :: Review of Han Wudi :: August :: 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Han Wudi describes the life of one of China’s most remarkable rulers, Liu Che, who ruled between 141 and 87 BC.
Wudi’s determination to change this scheme of things was evidently developed during the show and his enmity towards his adversaries and his ruthlessness to those who failed him can be startling.
Wudi is known as the martial emperor primarily for his military conquests which do not only involve the Xiongnu.
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 huns han dynasty
Wudi, in imitation of Qin Shihuangdi, ordered the construction of a castle on the north bank of the north Yellow River Bend, and two commandaries, Wuyuan and Shuofang, were set up.
Wudi's extravagent lifestyle would also be embodied by his war efforts to retrieve the 'Heavenly Horses' (flying horses) in the Central Asia.
Han princess was married over to Wusun king as a means of diffusing Hunnic support in the west.
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Emperor Han Wudi accepted Dong Zhongru's proposal of "rejecting the other schools of thought and respecting only Confucianism" which ended the period of "contention among one hundred schools of thought".
Wudi died at 71 and was buried in Maoling.
The largest among the tombs of the Western Han, with richest funeral objects, the tomb spent one third of yearly taxes and tributes of the state.
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 Maoling Mausoleum Xian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Emperor Han Wudi was not only a statesman but also a strategist of great talent and tactics, and a lot of poetry and music as well.
At the age of 71, Wudi died and was buried at the Maoling Mausoleum.
Emperor Han Wudi was on the throne for 54 years, yet the construction of the Maoling Mausoleum took 53 years to be completed.
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Han Wudi — ruler of China from 141-87 BC who expanded territory and sent an envoy on an expedition to the West.
During the Han Dynasty _________________ became the dominant philosophy of China and was the teaching that the examinations were based on.
Decline of Han dynasty and the “warring states” Despite the construction of the Great Wall to protect it, China was often threatened by nomadic invaders from the north (similar to the “barbarians” who invaded Roman territory.
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 Chinese era name : Nian hao
Han Wudi[?] was conventionally regarded as the first emperor to declare a nian hao; however he was only the first to use a nian hao in every year of his reign.
Han Wudi changed mottos every five years or so, going through a total of eleven slogans during his reign from 140 BC to 87 BC.
For instance first nian hao of Han Wudi was Jianyuan (建元 in pinyin: jian4 yuan2), literally meaning "establishing nian hao".
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 China History Forum, online chinese history forum > Roman Empire vs. Han China
Under Emperor WuDi, the Han armies defeated the Huns but the toils from years of military campaign took its toll on the Empire, reducing population (and tax base) as well as exhausting the reservers accumulated by previous monarchs.
Han's calvary were usually equiped with ranged hitting power too (bows or smaller crossbows) and the crossbows deployed by the infantry are either the smaller hand pulled cross own or the bigger very powerful crossbows that are opened by stepping.
Han did have big shields to prevent arrow assaults these shields are perhaps bigger and thicker than the scutoms and they're made of metal opposed to plywood scutoms.
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 Staples High School--Research--Social Studies--Chinese Dynasty Study
In 140 BC the most illustrious of the dynasty's emperors, Han Wudi, began a reign of over five decades that saw great territorial expansion and a burst of economic and cultural activity.
Han rule was interrupted when an imperial minister, Wang Mang, seized the throne and established the Xin (Hsin) dynasty.
Han dealings with barbarian neighbors, as well as subsequent Chinese relations with these peoples, were conducted within the tribute system.
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 English Channel
Emperor Wudi of the Han Dynasty ordered that those books that had not been burned be collected from the people and sent to Chang'an, the national capital.
The country had been unified when Emperor Wudi of Han came to the throne, but the threats from the surrounding countries remained and splittists were still active in the country.
With Emperor Wudi's cultural and military achievements and his great talent and bold vision, China had never been as strong as it was under his reign.
www.cctv.com.cn /english/tc/sanji/han.html   (725 words)

 Han Dynasty -- Political, Social, Cultural, Historical Analysis Of China
Han Dynasty's notable deeds would be the restoration of Confucianism as the creed for ruling the nation.
Wudi disapproved of the old officialdom policy which was to have officials (worthy of a pay of 2000 units of grains) recommend their sons and nephews for various posts.
Wudi deprived Xue Ze of the prime minister post; Gongsun Hong was conferred the post of prime minister (the post that belonged to three so-called 'san gong' or three duke-equivalents) and the title of Marquis Pingjin in 124 BC.
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This sizable population was the earliest settlement of Central Plain Hans in Guangdong.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word han in English is an ancient form of Khan which is the turkish word meaning lord, or prince, but originated in Tartars......Clearly the Chinese character Han derives from the sound of what the rulers called themselves Han (Khan) in their mother tongue.
It was estimated 60% of the Han in the north crossed the Yangtze River.
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 Maoling Tomb: Xian Tombs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Western Han dynasty became unprecedentedly rich and powerful, centralization strengthened, and its feudal economy flourished.
Emperor Han Wudi also launched battles against the barbarian invaders on the northern border.
Emperor Han Wudi was not only a statesman but also had great cultural talent.
www.travelchinaguide.com /attraction/shaanxi/xian/maoling.htm   (433 words)

 Ancient Chinese Names
During the period of the Western Han rulers, the capital was in Chang'an (modern Xi'an).
Guang Wudi, founder of the Eastern Han, moved the capital to the eastern city of Luoyang.
Feiyan - Zhao Feiyan was the consort of Han Chengdi.
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 Wudi --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!
Emperor of the Chinese Han dynasty who vastly increased its authority and its influence abroad and made Confucianism China's state religion.
Liu Che Under Wudi, China's armies drove back the nomadic Xiongnu tribes that plagued the northern border, incorporated southern China and northern and central Vietnam into the empire, and reconquered Korea.
Wudi's military campaigns strained the state's reserves; seeking new income, he decreed new taxes and established state monopolies on salt, iron, and wine.
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 Sima Qian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Sima Qian (circa 145—90 BC) was a Prefect of the Grand Scribes (太史令) of the Han Dynasty.
Emperor Han Wudi thought Sima Qian’s defence of Li Ling was an attack on Wudi's brother-in-law who was fighting against Xiongnu without much success.
Not only is this due to the fact that the Chinese historical form was codified in the second dynastic history by Ban Gu’s [Pan Ku’s] (班固) Han Shu [History of Han] (漢書), but historians regard Sima Qian’s work as their model, which stands as the "official format" of the history of China.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/S/Sima-Qian.htm   (1686 words)

 A Short History of the Silk Road
Eager to defeat these powerful roving marauders, Han Wudi heard that the Yueh-chih were seeking revenge on the Xiongnu and would welcome help with retaliation from any ally.
Zhang with a caravan of 100 men set out in 138 BC from the Chinese capital of Chang'an (present-day Xi'an) only to be soon captured by the Huns as they passed through the Hexi Corridor in northwest Gansu.
Zhang reported on some 36 kingdoms in the Western Regions, delighting Emperor Han Wudi with detailed accounts of the previously unknown kingdoms of Ferghana, Smarkand, Bokhara and others in what are now the former Soviet Union, Pakistan and Persia (Iran) as well as the city of Li Kun, which was almost certainly Rome.
www.pasadena.edu /Chinese/cultural/silk/history.html   (729 words)

 ipedia.com: Emperor Wu of Han China Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Emperor Wu of Han China was the sixth emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty.
Han Wu-ti; 157 BC - 87 BC) was the sixth emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty.
He was best known for his role in expelling the Huns from the boundary of China.
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 Li Ling Si Han (1539)
When the Han Wudi emperor first sent Li Ling on an expedition against the Xiongnu he met with success.
The Han soldiers tried to escape, but after 8 days half the men were dead and they had no more weapons.
However, when Wudi heard this back in Chang'An, and that Li Ling was serving the Xiongnu, he had Li Ling's mother, wife and children executed.
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 Han Dynasty: Emperor Han Wudi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Emperor Wu of the Han (156 - 87 BC)
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)

 Tomb could reveal secrets of Han dynasty
The tomb is believed to have been built during the Han dynasty (206 BC–AD 220) and, if confirmed, examination of its contents could add significantly to the understanding of Han Chinese and their culture during that period of Chinese history.
But the most important find is a skeleton, although incomplete, which has sparked speculation that it could be that of a son of the dynasty's first emperor, Han Wudi, according to the online newspaper Sohu.com.
After Han Wudi died, Liu Dan and his sister plotted to overthrow his younger brother, who had been made Crown Prince.
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 Emperor Wu of Han -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Emperor Wu of Han (156 BC –March 29, 87 BC), personal name Liu Che, was the sixth emperor of the Chinese (Imperial dynasty that ruled China (most of the time) from 206 BC to 221 and expanded its boundaries and developed its bureaucracy) Han Dynasty, ruling from 141 BC to 87 BC.
He was best known for his role in expelling the nomadic (Click link for more info and facts about Xiongnu) Xiongnu from the boundary of China.
According to some sources, was born on August 27, 156 BC, but most sources do not provide a month and day.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/e/em/emperor_wu_of_han.htm   (866 words)

 Chinese History - Han Dynasty (www.chinaknowledge.org)
After centuries of political division, the adventurer Liu Bang 劉邦 (Han Gaozu 漢高祗) succeeded in founding a new empire, following the tradition of the former kings of Zhou 周 (11th cent.
But unlike the short-lived Qin empire, the Han Dynasty should last for four centuries.
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.
www.chinaknowledge.de /History/Han/han.html   (213 words)

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