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  Han
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..
It is considered one dynasty by the Chinese because the second dynasty was founded by a member of the former Han dynasty who declared he had restored the Han Dynasty.
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.
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  Han Dynasty - ninemsn Encarta
Han Dynasty, Chinese dynasty (206 bc-ad 220), founded by Liu Bang (later Gao Zu) a humble soldier of fortune who became duke of Pei, later prince of Han, and subsequently (206 bc) emperor of China.
The Han followed the principle of appointment by merit, and a rudimentary examination system was instituted to test suitability for office.
The Han expanded south of the Yangzi, absorbing land almost to China's modern borders, and planting colonies in Annam.
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  Han Dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the Han Dynasty, China officially became a Confucian state and prospered domestically: agriculture, handicrafts and commerce flourished, and the population reached 50 million.
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.
During this time, the dynasty's goal was to relieve the society of harsh laws, wars, and conditions from both the Qin, external threats from nomads, and early internal conflicts within the Han court.
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 Kingdoms of Han Dynasty: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Emperor zhao of han (95 bc-74 bc) was an emperor of the chinese han dynasty from 87 bc to 74 bc....
Emperor yuan of han (75 bc-33 bc) was an emperor of the chinese han dynasty....
Emperor xuan of han (91 bc-49 bc) was an emperor of the chinese han dynasty from 74 bc to 49 bc....
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 Han Dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is fair enough to state that contemporary empires of the Han Dynasty and the Roman Empire were the two superpowers of the known world.
The Han dynasty, after which the members of the ethnic majority in China, the "people of Han," are named, was notable also for its military prowess.
Prestige of a newly founded dynasty during the reigns of the first three emperors was barely able to hinder the corruption; however Confucian scholar gentry turned against eunuchs for their corrupted authorities, while consort clans and eunuchs struggled for power in subsequent reigns.
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 Han Dynasty at AllExperts
The Han Dynasty was founded by the prominent family known as the Liu clan.
The reign of the Han Dynasty, which lasted for 400 years, is commonly considered within China to be one of the greatest periods in the entire history of China.
The western-eastern Han convention is currently used 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.
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 Han Dynasty
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.
www.china-window.com /china_briefing/china_history/chinese-historyhan-dynast.shtml   (897 words)

  
 About China-History-Han Dynasty
Han Dynasty (206 B.C. At the end of the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC), a present army led by Liubang conquered the Xianyang City in 207 BC, putting an end to the despotic period.
At the end of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - 24 AD), Wangmang, a distant relative of the royal family, usurped the throne of the Liu family.
In the field of science and culture, Eastern Han exceeded the former Western Han due to the maintained stableness of the society in its early period.
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 AnywhereChina.com - History Page - Han Dynasty
In the Han Dynasty, the Huns (known as Xiongnu by the Chinese) threatened the expanding Chinese Empire from the north.
The Han Empire expanded in the west almost to the borders of eastern Europe and in the northeast to Korea.
The pattern of the rise and fall of Han was to be repeated in later dynasties.
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 Ethics of Legalism, Qin Empire and Han Dynasty by Sanderson Beck
So Han Fei sent a written memorial in which he acknowledged the perpendicular alliance formed from a north-south line of countries against the western power of Qin; but he argued that they were weak and likely to run away in a confrontation, because they have no faith in rewards and punishments.
Han Fei-zi did not want the ruler to be manipulated by his ministers, which is why he advised the sovereign not to reveal his will or express his likes and dislikes.
Han Xin persuaded the king of Han that his new position was really an exile and that this was the time he could re-unify Qin and then march east.
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 Ch'in & Han Dynasties   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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.
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 Ancient China: The Former Han, 206 BC-25 AD
For all that, the Han were actually two dynasties, but since the second dynasty was founded by a relative of the first, they are considered a single dynasty.
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.
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 China Han Dynasty
The Han Dynasty was probably the key period for the development of Chinese ceramics.
During the Han Dynasty, pottery was used more and more for decorative purposes as well as their utilitarian purposes.
As the Han Dynasty unfolded, the usage of figurines, maidens, soldiers, guardians, etc. all took of a life and beauty of their own.
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The Han ruled China for forty years, which was divided into two periods: the earlier period Western Han and the later period Easter Han.
During the four centuries of its history the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD) prepared the ground for the main political, economic, social and cultural structures that were to characterize the Chinese world for two millenia.
The Han inheriting the unified territory of the Qin, founded a system of government, enacted laws, laid the foundations of a social organization and promoted intellectual inquiries that were to serve as models not only to future dynasties in China, but...
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 Montgomery County Public Schools - Social Studies Department
Han Gaozu first concentrated on improving the way the government was set up.
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.
www.mcps.k12.md.us /curriculum/socialstd/resources/han.html   (2279 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 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 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.
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 Han Dynasty
The Han rulers inheriting the unified territory of the Qin laid the foundations of a social organization and promoted intellectual inquiries that were to serve as casting molds for all future dynasties to come.
This new Han capital was a marvel of the ancient world as it was the home of two enormous palace complexes (forbidden palace), each 130 acres and linked by a covered guarded pathway.
During the first Han dynasty, the ruler was always seen as the pivot of cosmic harmony, but disillusionment about the weakness of their rulers and the influence of the power hungry court eunuchs led scholars, officials, wealthy landowners and even vassal state clans to conspire against the Han court.
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 Three Kingdoms Novel and History - Introduction to the Han Dynasty
Seeking to end the tyranny of the Qin Dynasty, a coalition was formed in several parts of China in the year 209 BC Two of the participants in the war against the Qin were Liu Bang from Pei and Xiang Yu from Chu.
Han Ling Di was caught in a clash between a group of court eunuchs known as the “Ten Regular Attendants” and gentry bureaucrat groups.
Han Xian Di was assassinated along the way to his new palace as Prince of Shu.
www.kongming.net /novel/writings/han   (1065 words)

  
 A SIMPLIFIED HISTORY OF CHINA
The first known Chinese dynasty was that of the Shang, which began in northeastern Hunan and later extended eastward along the Yangtze to the sea.
The Han discovered that silk, which was a medium of exchange in China, was in great demand in the West.
The Manchus prohibited Han Chinese from migrating to the Manchu homeland and forbid intermarriage.
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 Han, Chinese dynasty. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Under Liu Pang and the succeeding Han emperors the task of unification begun by the Ch’in was carried further.
The pyramidal bureaucracy of Ch’in administration was retained, and the Han period saw the beginnings of one of the distinguishing features of the Chinese educational and state system, the recruiting of members of the bureaucracy through civil service examinations.
The entire Han era was one of political and cultural centralization and expansion.
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 Han Dynasty Map   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Han rulers modified some of the harsher aspects of the previous dynasty.
The Han dynasty was notable for its military prowess.
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.paulnoll.com /China/Dynasty/dynasty-Han.html   (178 words)

  
 CASTING BONES: The Art of Divination
Particularly in the Han Dynasty were fortune telling customs utilized by laymen and nobles to fortell everyday concerns as well as more substantial matters and aptly demonstrate numerous beliefs of the people.
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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 Eastern Han Dynasty - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Eastern Han Dynasty
Under the Han, a Confucianist-educated civil service was established and Buddhism introduced.
The dynasty collapsed under the weight of court intrigues, rebellions, and renewed threat from the Xiongnu, and was replaced by the Three Kingdoms.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
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 China to the Fall of the Han Dynasty
Shihuangdi had claimed that his dynasty would last 10,000 generations, but the rebellion was too great for his son and the eunuchs around him, and in 206 BCE an army under Liu Bang defeated the Qin army and entered the capital city: Xianyang.
As the prince of Han he began what was to be known as the Han dynasty, his heirs to hold his family name: Liu.
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.
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 Pottery Pooches a Lasting Legacy of Han Dynasty
Archaeologists discovered that in the Han Dynasty tombs in Nanyang -- both large and small -- pottery dogs were always found buried alongside their owners.
During the early period of the Han Dynasty, the dog figurines were mostly made of gray clay (occasionally red), and featured realistic styles.
With the development of glazing in the middle and late period of the Han Dynasty, the earthenware figurines were covered with a low-fired, lead-fluxed coating, with copper added as a colorant before it was fired in an oxidizing kiln.
www.china.org.cn /english/travel/73904.htm   (570 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.
During the Han Dynasty, pottery was used more and more for decorative purposes as well as their utilitarian purposes.
As the Han Dynasty unfolded, the usage of figurines, maidens, soldiers, guardians, etc. all took of a life and beauty of their own.
www.asianspiritgallery.com /china_han.html   (511 words)

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