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  Qin Dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Qin Dynasty (Chinese: 秦朝; Pinyin: Qín Cháo; Wade-Giles: Ch'in Ch'ao) (221 BC - 206 BC) was preceded by the Zhou Dynasty and followed by the Han Dynasty in China.
Qin, which has a pronunciation similar to the English word "chin," is a possible origin of the word "China" (see China in world languages).
Qin aggrandizement was aided by frequent military expeditions pushing forward the frontiers in the north and south.
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 Qin (state) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Qin or Ch'in (Wade-Giles) (秦) (778 BC-207 BC) was a state during the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods of China.
Qin was the most powerful state in China for centuries before it eventually brought all of the seven states together (Qi, Chu, Han, Yan, Zhao, Wei and Qin itself) under the First Emperor (Qin Shi Huangdi, literally the First Emperor - prior to ascending to the imperial throne he was known as Qin Ying Zheng).
Shang Yang became prime minister of the Qin under the rule of Duke Xiao and gradually began transforming the state into a vigorously regulated machine, the sole purpose of which was the elimination of all rivals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Qin_(state)   (1676 words)

 Qin Dynasty: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Qin shi huang () (november or december 260 bc - september 10, 210 bc), personal name zheng, was king of the chinese state...
Qin er shi (229 bc - beginning october 207 bc), literally second emperor of qin dynasty, personal name huhai, was emperor of the qin dynasty...
King zhuangxiang of qin, personal name zichu, was a ruler of the state of qin, a part of what is now china, during the 3rd century bce....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/q/qi/qin_dynasty.htm   (2800 words)

 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Qin Dynasty -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Qin Dynasty (秦; 221 BC - 207 BC) followed Zhou Dynasty and preceded the Han Dynasty in China.
Qin is sometimes spelt as Chin, a possible origin of the word China.
At the end of the Period of the Warring States, Ying Zheng of Qin was able to conquer all the independent states and put everyone under his own control, ending the so-called feudal system of the Zhou Dynasty.
www.kidsseek.com /encyclopedia-wiki/qi/Qin_Dynasty   (449 words)

 China to the Fall of the Han Dynasty
Qin was a principality in the Wei River Valley, where the Chuanrong had overrun the Zhou king in 771.
Qin was one of the smaller of the seventeen or so states that made up Zhou civilization, and it was seen by peoples of the others states as inferior, as semi-barbaric, because of the many Tibetan and Turkish people that it had absorbed.
Qin retained the martial spirit and vigor of nomadic herdsmen, and Qin was a thoroughfare for trade between Zhou civilization and the tribal lands in Central Asia, a trade that had been contributing to Qin's wealth.
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 Qin Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Qin Dynasty (秦朝; 221 BC - 20/207 BC) followed the Zhou Dynasty and preceded the Han Dynasty in China.
The King of Qin, Ying Zheng, proclaimed himself Qin Shi Huangdi (the First Emperor), a formulation of titles previously reserved for deities and the mythological sage-emperors.
In consolidating power, the Qin Shi Huangdi imposed the State of Qin's centralized, nonhereditary bureaucratic system on his new empire in place of the Zhou's feudalistic one.
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 Chinese history:Qin Dynasty--Story of Qin Shihuang,legend of Qinshihuang
When this prince became king of Qin he made Lii his prime minister, and for the next ten years Lii was the ruling force in the state.
Dan, the heir of the dukedom, was at feud with king Zheng of Qin and was burning with a desire to revenge his wrongs.
In the twenty-first year of his reign, the foreign conquests of the Qin and the wall building and other public works were accomplished at an enormous cost of wealth and human life.
www.chinavoc.com /history/qin/qinshh.htm   (761 words)

 Xi'an and Emperor Qin's Terra-cotta Army
Emperor Qin's tomb lies about 20 miles east of the city and is a vast and wonderful treasure to visit and explore.
Qin's terracotta army consists of life-size figures of warriors, depicted in battle dress according to rank an unit, and numerous figures of horses and chariots, and this is only part of what is believed to be his grand tomb.
Emperor Qin ordered the construction of his tomb when he was only 13 years old, an order that involved hundreds of thousands of workers and thirty-six years to complete.
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 Chinese history:The Qin Dynasty (221-207 BC)
At the same time, the Qin Dynasty developed administrative institutions that were to remain features of the Chinese state for the following 2000 years.
(Qin in Wade-Giles romanization is Ch'in, from which the English China probably derived.) Once the king of Qin consolidated his power, he took the title Shi Huangdi (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 imperial system initiated during the Qin dynasty, however, set a pattern that was developed over the next two millennia.
www.chinavoc.com /history/qin.htm   (446 words)

 Ethics of Legalism, Qin Empire and Han Dynasty by Sanderson Beck
The king of Qin was delighted to meet the philosopher, but Li Si warned the king that Han Fei was of the royal family of Han and likely to remain loyal to that state and therefore be against Qin.
Qin Empire 221-206 BC In 221 BC when Qin took over Qi, the last of the other six states, King Zheng's first official act was to declare himself First August Emperor (Shih Huang Di) of what we still call China from the name of his state of Qin.
A Confucian scholar named Jia I (201-169 BC) wrote the "Faults of Qin." He observed that Qin's long military dominance was primarily due to its strategic geographical position in the fertile Wei River valley surrounded by mountains and the Yellow River with only a narrow pass to defend.
www.san.beck.org /EC16-Legalism.html   (14635 words)

 ipedia.com: Xi'an Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China because it has been the capital of 12 dynasties such as Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang.
Qin Dynasty (221 BC-206 BC) constructed its capital in the north shore of Wei River, which was burned by Xiang Yu at the end of the dynasty.
The Tomb of Qin Shi Huangdi and his Terracotta Army are located outside the city.
www.ipedia.com /xi_an.html   (732 words)

 Brief Introduction to the Silk-String Zither  
Other than its translation of qin as "lute", Lore of the Chinese Lute by R. van Gulik remains the best introduction to the qin and its importance to Chinese culture.
In fact, the similarities between the qin and the Western lute are rather superficial, and the main result of Van Gulik's decision to translate qin as lute has been much confusion for readers of Chinese poetry in translation.
Led by the famous qin player and researcher Zha Fuxi, a number of recordings were made of older qin players (all with silk-string qins), and many handbooks were collected.
www.silkqin.com /11misc/00brief.htm   (1428 words)

 Qin Dynasty -- Political, Social, Cultural, Historical Analysis Of China -- Research Into Origins Of Huns, Uygurs, ...
Qin Lord Zhuanggong hence recovered the territories called Quanqiu (i.e., Feiqiu, the land of Da-luo) and enjoyed Zhou court's conferral of the title of 'Xi Chui Da Fu', i.e., the 'Da Fu' on the western border.
Qin Lord Aigong hence dispatched Zi Pu & Zi Hu, with 500 chariots, to Chu in 504 BC and defeated Wu army at Junxiang.
Qin General Bai Qi defeated the Zhao in the Battle of Changping in 260 B.C.(?) and buried alive all Zhao prisoners of war.
www.uglychinese.org /qin.htm   (15021 words)

 Chinese musical instruments - string instruments: guqin,yangqin,Konghou,erhu,sanxian,liuqin...
To learn to play qin used to be regarded as a very important element for education for the purpose of enriching the heart and elevating human spirit.
In Imperial China, a scholars and ladies of the high society were expected to master the four arts, namely, the qin (guqin), qi (weiqi or Go), shu (Calligraphy), and hua (painting).
Note: In Chinese, most of the stringed instruments are called "qin" with few exceptions that are named differently, for instance, pipa and erhu (however, erhu is often called Huqin).
www.philmultic.com /home/instruments   (1294 words)

 Xian History: Emperor Qin Shi Huang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Qin Shi Huang a controversial leader, with contradictions ranging from a brutal tyrant to a peculiar but great leader, and the eternal emperor in China.
Qin Shi Huang had a beleaguered and unstable childhood due to frequent wars between the seven states existing during the period.
Qin Shi Huang ordered the construction of a road system linking the former Yan, Qi, Wu and Chu areas, as well as number of roads especially for imperial use.
www.cnhomestay.com /city/terracotta/xian_history.htm   (1281 words)

 Qin Dynasty
Under the Qin Dynasty a cohesive social force of centralization and standardization of legal codes, writing, coinage, roads, weights and measurements, axe lengths and written language were enacted.
The Qin rule was popular with neither the masses nor the nobility and it came to an end shortly after the First Emperor's death.
His son, King Tzu-ying of Chin was murdered and the capital Hsienyang was burned to the ground by a peasant insurrection led by Chen She a poor wage-laborer.
www.thejadetrade.com /ian/p15.html   (689 words)

 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 new empire retained much of the Qin administrative structure but retreated a bit from centralized rule by establishing vassal principalities in some areas for the sake of political convenience.
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.
www-chaos.umd.edu /history/imperial.html   (968 words)

 Qin Chin Dynasty
Borders moved, smaller feudal states were absorbed by larger ones, until eventually one state (Qin) became the most powerful.
In 221 BC the Qin state defeated the last of its rivals.
Qin had successfully unified China and began the longest period of rule by a single political system the world has known.
www.asianartmall.com /dqin.htm   (248 words)

 Dynasties of China: Qin Dynasty
History of Qin dynasty - the fourth recorded dynasty of the dynasties of China.
The king of the Qin state, Yinzheng, conquered the other six dukes through ten years of wars and brought an end to the riotous Warring States Period (476 BC - 221 BC) in 221 BC.
Although Qin is a short dynasty with a span of only fifteen years, it started off a 2,000-year-long imperial history in China and exerted a far-reaching influence on the subsequent dynasties.
www.travelchinaguide.com /intro/history/qin   (733 words)

The Qin came to power in 221 B.C. They were one of the western states that existed during the Warring States Period.
The Qin, while not the most culturally advanced of the Warring States was militarily the strongest.
The Qin are also famous for the terra cotta army that was found at the burial site for Shi huangdi.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/prehistory/china/early_imperial_china/qin.html   (564 words)

 Chinese History - Qin Dynasty 秦 (www.chinaknowledge.de)
Taiwan R.O.C. Admired and cherished as a unifier, as a centralizer, as an architect of the Great Wall (Changcheng 長城) and of China herself, the First Emperor (Qin Shihuangdi) 秦始皇帝 was on the other side feared and hated as a tyrant, as a book-burner and a mass murderer.
The Qin empire was founded at end of a war between a few powers that had lasted for more than two centuries.
While the rule of the two Qin emperors endured not even two decades, it marks nonetheless the beginning of a more than two thousand years long history of a centralized state with an emperor being the head of thousands of officers in a state with a likewise uniform culture.
www.chinaknowledge.de /History/Han/qin.html   (174 words)

 Qin Dynasty: Chinese History
The Qin State over ran the other six powerful states and unified the entire territory.
This was to be China's first feudal dynasty and the new system of landlords and peasantry found a fertile environment in which to flourish.
Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of a unified China, changed the bureaucratic system comprising a series of separate conditions to a centralized authority so that no local power
www.warriortours.com /intro/history/qin   (177 words)

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