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  Wang Mang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wang Man died early, while Wang Mang was young, before Empress Wang became empress dowager when her son Emperor Cheng took the throne, and unlike most of his brothers, did not have the opportunity to become a marquess.
Wang, having thus consolidated his power, began to further build up his personality cult, encouraging others to submit false prophecies in which he was mentioned as the second coming of Ji Dan, the Duke of Zhou and the regent for King Cheng of Zhou, or other great mythical personalities.
Wang's armies defeated Zhai and Liu's armies in winter 7, and Zhai was captured and executed by drawing and quartering.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wang_Mang   (7704 words)

  
 Emperor Ping of Han - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wang Mang was appointed regent by the Grand Empress Dowager Wang.
Emperor Ping was allegedly poisoned by Wang Mang after reigning less than 6 years, because Wang was concerned that he would avenge his uncles, and his successor, the toddler Emperor Ruzi, would be chosen by none other than Wang Mang himself.
Wang Mang would serve as acting emperor and usurp the Han throne officially in 8.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Emperor_Ping_of_Han_China   (1778 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Wang Mang (Chinese And Taiwanese History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Although he portrayed his government as a revival of the idealized state of early Chou times, his reforms were aimed essentially at strengthening the bureaucracy and solving the current financial crisis.
To refill the imperial coffers, Wang Mang instituted government monopolies, debased the currency, and introduced agricultural reforms.
Wang Mang's control ultimately collapsed in the face of the social disorder and rebellion that spread following a disastrous change in the lower course of the Huang He.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/W/WangMang.html   (298 words)

  
 Wang Mang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Wang was born in a distinguished family, but his father died when he was young and he held minor posts until being made a marquis in 16 BC.
During this time, Wang engaged in a propaganda campaign to convince others that the Han dynasty no longer held the mandate of heaven and was to be replaced.
This did not sit well with the aristocracy, which forced Wang to rescind his decree in AD Between AD 2 and AD 5 and again in AD 11, the Yellow River changed course to flow south (instead of north) of the Shandong Peninsula, causing famine, epidemics, and migration among the peasants.
www.peekskill.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Xin_Dynasty   (496 words)

  
 Wang Mang - Xin Ruler and Emperor Biographies - English
Wang Mang announced the discovery of books written by Confucius, which were supposedly discovered after Confucius’ house, was destroyed more than two hundred years ago.
Wang Mang was convinced that his subjects would obey his decrees, but again gentry-bureaucrats gave less importance to Confucianism than to their wealth.
Wang Mang needed a strong base of support and a willingness to move against those who violated his reform laws, but he was timid and stuck to pacifist idealism.
www.kongming.net /novel/han/wangmang.php   (868 words)

  
 Chinese History - Han Dynasty event history (www.chinaknowledge.org)
Wang Mang 王莽 had effectively dealt with the Xiongnu 匈奴 claims by dispatching armed forces to the border garrisons and by sophisticated diplomacy.
Wang Mang was a nephew of Emperor Yuandi's consort Wang Zhengjun 王政君, mother of Emperor Liu Ao 劉驁 (posthumous Han Chengdi 漢成帝) who acceeded to the throne in 33 BC as a young man and was assisted by two experienced statesmen, Kuang Heng 匡衡 and Shi Dan 史丹.
Wang Mang 王莽 was without doubt a very capable politician and regent, but his access to supreme power was only won by accident - his aunt Wang Zhengjun 王政君 being great empress dowager surviving several emperors, and Emperor Aidi 哀帝 died untimely, while his empress did not survive him.
www.chinaknowledge.de /History/Han/han-event.html   (8023 words)

  
 Three Kingdoms Novel and History - Introduction to the Han Dynasty
Wang Mang’s success was short-lived as the corruption of gentry officials held him back.
Wang Mang ordered the local county officials to start gather rice and grain in storages in case of famine or locust plagues.
Wang Mang was deeply saddened by this but was powerless to do anything about it.
www.kongming.net /novel/writings/han   (1045 words)

  
 coins of ancient China - 255 BC to AD 221.
Wang set up a system very much like modern communism, and through a series of monetary and economic reforms confiscated the wealth of the elite, redistributing part of it among the common people.
Wang's intent was to allow Wu Shu to continue to circulate for small transactions, but to introduce a fiduciary (token) coinage to replace gold in larger transactions.
Wang Mang's last coinage continued to circulate, and may have continued to be cast, until about AD 41 when they were demonetized and the Wu Shu were re-introduced.
www.calgarycoin.com /reference/china/china2.htm   (6731 words)

  
 Early life. (from Wang Mang) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Wang is popularly known as a model of humanistic education as expressed in poetry, music, and painting.
Wang was a member of the notorious Gang of Four, who gained great political power during the Cultural Revolution (1966–76), which was launched by Chairman Mao Zedong to purge thousands of moderate party officials and intellectuals.
Wang was born in Shanghai and came to the United States in 1945.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-7772?tocId=7772   (765 words)

  
 WANG MANG - China History Forum, online chinese history forum
Wang Mang's socialistic policies pissed off the aristocrats, but they also came at a time of famine, and so rather than enjoying the benefits the peasants blamed the new government for their misery as well.
Wang Mang is alarmed at the rise of this imperial pretender and sends an army of 420,000 (which is falsely claimed to be a million for propaganda purposes) from Luoyang to attack Wan.
Wang Mang's regime and Xin dynasty was thus exterminated.
www.chinahistoryforum.com /index.php?showtopic=565   (3923 words)

  
 WANG MANG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Wang Mang was the founder of a short-lived dynasty replacing the Western Han dynasty.
Wang Mang, born into a distinguished Chinese family, became regent to the throne in 8 BC.
He is known in Chinese history as the 'Usurper' Wang Mang realized that the greatest threat to security was the excessive power of the landowners.
www.hyperhistory.com /online_n2/people_n2/ppersons2_n2/wangmang.html   (216 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - Wang Mang
This did not sit well with the aristocracy, which forced Wang to rescind his decree in AD Between AD 2 and AD 5 and again in AD 11, the Yellow River changed course to flow south (instead of north) of the Shangdong Peninsula, causing famine, epidemics, and migration among the peasants.
Wang Mang and his 1,000 made their last stand and fought until they were completely obliterated.
Much of the Han bureaucracy was destroyed and the Han dynasty was restored in AD 25 when Liu Hsiu took to the throne.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Wang_Mang   (608 words)

  
 Wang Mang Biography / Biography of Wang Mang Biography Biography
Wang Mang (45 BC-AD 23) was a Chinese statesman and emperor.
Wang Mang owed his positions, first as an official of the Han dynasty and then as emperor of his own dynasty, to the fact that he was the nephew of the Empress (née Wang) of Emperor Yüan (reigned 48-33 B.C.).
Wang Mang, who became known for his diligence, studied Confucianism, particularly its ritual ceremonies.
www.bookrags.com /biography-wang-mang/index.html   (230 words)

  
 Spengler's Future
Wang Mang produced versions of some of the Confucian classics which supposedly dated from before the great bookburning by the First Emperor.
As for Wang Mang, his attempt to create an anarchist utopia through the use of imperial power had predictable results.
His society, as he understood it, was justified by the duty to carry out the jihad, an enterprise which had long since been defined as the conversion to Islam by the West.
pages.prodigy.net /aesir/sf18.htm   (1553 words)

  
 Wang Mang of the Xin Dynasty, "China's First Socialist" - Yellowworld Forums
Wang Mang¡¦s aunt was the consort of Emperor Yuan, and when Emperor Cheng succeeded him, his aunt became the dowager empress.
The aristocrats were the in-between point between the emperor and the peasantry, and they were not at all happy with Wang Mang¡¦s reforms, because land was the primary validator of their power.
Wang Mang was found and killed in the palace courtyard in 23 AD, ending the 14-year rule of his self-proclaimed Xin Dynasty.
www.yellowworld.org /forums/showthread.php?t=9935   (1046 words)

  
 An Wang
Wang's contributions to computer technology included the magnetic pulse controlling device, the principle upon which magnetic core memory is based.
Wang An-shih - Wang An-shih, 1021–86, Chinese Sung dynasty statesman.
Wang tong and the compilation of the zhongshuo: a new evaluation of the source materials and points of controversy.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0767096.html   (279 words)

  
 Ethics of China 7 BC To 1279 by Sanderson Beck
Wang Mang, nephew of the empress dowager Wang and championing Confucian principles, consolidated his power in the reign of the boy Ping Di by marrying his daughter to the emperor.
Wang Bo (648-76) was dismissed from the Historical Department for satirizing the imperial princes' indulgence in cock-fighting.
Wang Jian (756-835), noting that in the past soldiers got one year's leave out of three, complained that in the current war they have to fight until they are dead.
www.san.beck.org /AB3-China.html   (20851 words)

  
 Timeline: 5 CE to 500 CE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Wang Mang is a Confucianist, and many Confucianists look to him to bring to the throne moral purpose.
Wang Mang, stages a coup and becomes emperor.
Rebel soldiers find Wang Mang in his throne-room reciting from his collection of Confucian writings, and Wang Mang is silenced by a soldier cutting off his head.
www.fsmitha.com /timeline2.html   (4194 words)

  
 Custom written biography on Wang Mang | Essays on Wang Mang
He attempted many economic and political reforms, all of which failed.Wang Mang owed his positions, first as an official of the Han dynasty and then as emperor of his own dynasty, to the fact that he was the nephew of the Empress (née Wang) of Emperor Yüan (reigned 48-33 B.C.).
Further Reading Wang Mang's life and activities are extensively treated in Pan Ku, The History of the Former Han Dynasty: A Critical Translation, with annotations by Homer H. Dubs (3 vols., 1938-1955).
Pan, Ku, Wang Mang: a translation of the official account of his rise to power as given in the history of the former Han dynasty, Westport, Conn.: Hyperion Press, 1977.
www.swiftpapers.com /biographies/Wang_Mang-34552.html   (330 words)

  
 Eastern Han Dynasty China - History for Kids!
A man named Wang Mang, who was a nephew of the current Han empress, took the throne from the emperor and called his new dynasty the Hsin Dynasty.
Wang Mang got into power by promising to take a lot of power and land from the rich people and give it to the poor people.
Soon everybody hated Wang Mang: the rich people hated him because he tried to take their land, and the poor people hated him because he didn't give them any of the things he had promised.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/china/history/easternhan.htm   (600 words)

  
 CTV.ca | Chinese boy to get life-saving heart surgery
Wang Mang Bian, who arrived in Canada Saturday night with his mother, can thank Canadian engineer Terry Chu for making it possible.
Jiayu Bian, Wang Mang's mother, was forced to sell the family home and move into a run-down barn.She and her two children (Wang Mang has a sister) now share a space where animals used to sleep.
The condition afflicting Wang Mang is known as CTGA, characterized by his swollen toes and bluish fingers.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1101614033005_67/?hub=Health   (446 words)

  
 Articles - Ruzi Ying   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 5, Wang Mang, then already nearly unlimited in power as the imperial regent and fearful that the 13-year-old Emperor Ping, once further grown, would retaliate against him for having slaughtered his uncles in 3, murdered Emperor Ping by poison.
Wang gave his granddaughter, the daughter of his son Wang Yu (王宇) (whom he forced to commit suicide in 3 after Wang Yu, unhappy with his dictatorial rule, conspired with Emperor Ping's uncles of the Wei clan to overthrow him), to the Duke of Ding'an in marriage.
After Xin Dynasty was overthrown in 23 and Wang Mang killed, the imperial descendant Liu Xuan (劉玄) became emperor (as Emperor Gengshi of Han).
gaple.com /articles/Emperor_Ruzi_of_Han?mySession=c16cc06f3d2f6b297e...   (966 words)

  
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Xinhua Peng, Xiwen Zhu, Ximing Fang, Mang Feng, Maili Liu and Kelin Gao
Mang Feng, Xiwen Zhu, Kelin Gao and Ximing Fang
Yurong Jiang, Mang Feng, Kelin Gao and Xiwen Zhu
www.thphys.may.ie /staff/mfeng/pub.html   (692 words)

  
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The emperor Wang Mang changed the coinage of the realm four times in only seven years, reintroducing a number of older coin shapes such as the spade and knife.
This inscription reflects one of Wang Mang's many reforms related to coinage.
Wang Mang's policy of assigning arbitrary values to his coinage was probably adopted to reduce the amount of metal tied up in the circulation of money both inside and outside of the realm, for Chinese coins were also used in the city-states beyond the western frontier.
depts.washington.edu /uwch/silkroad/exhibit/han/k137522.html   (205 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Wang Mang
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Wudi's immediate successors maintained the empire for a time, but three consecutive weak rulers allowed imperial regent Wang Mang (45 bc-ad 23) to...
Hsin Dynasty, short-lived Chinese dynasty founded by the usurper Wang Mang.
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 Articles - Emperor Gengshi of Han   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Late in Wang Mang's reign as the emperor of Xin Dynasty, there were agrarian revolts virtually everywhere in the empire, due to Wang's incompetent rule and the natural disasters of the time.
After Wang Mang's death, Emperor Gengshi moved his capital from Wancheng to Luoyang.
Two farfetched co-conspirators -- Fang Wang (旹望), the former strategist for the local warlord Wei Xiao (隗囂), and a man named Gong Lin (弓林) -- and their group of several thousand men, after kidnapping the former Duke of Ding'an, occupied Linjing (臨涇, in modern Qingyang, Gansu).
www.gaple.com /articles/Emperor_Gengshi_of_Han   (2537 words)

  
 Unknown coin or charm
In the period between Wang Mang and T'ang, you will find that there are several types that have thick lines in the inscriptions.
The characters on the obverse side of this coin are bold and short, but the strokes of Wang Mang's coin are long and thin usualy.
Moreover, the coins of Wang Mang's time were casted with high level of workmanship.
www.charm.ru /unknown.htm   (1016 words)

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