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  Han Dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Han Dynasty was founded by the prominent family known as the Liu clan.
The reign of the Han Dynasty, lasting 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
During the Han Dynasty, China officially became a Confucian state and prospered domestically: extending its political and cultural influence over Vietnam, Central Asia, Mongolia, and Korea before it finally collapsed under a mixture of domestic and external pressures.
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 though the earlier nomenclature was used in traditional historical texts like Si-ma Guang's Zi Zhi Tung Jian[?].
The beginning of the Han Dynasty can be dated either from 206 BC when the Qin dynasty crumbled or 202 BC when Liu Bang killed Xiang Yu, the leader of a competing rebellion that sought to re-instate the Zhou dynasty aristocracies.
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 Han Dynasty :: China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
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.
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.
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 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.
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 Han Dynasty - credit-report-company.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Chinese people consider the Han Dynasty to be one of the greatest periods in the entire history of China.
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.
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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 2. The Han Dynasty - All Empires
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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 later han dynasty
Han Shu mentioned that as many as 600000 horses were raised by Han China in northwestern territories at one time.
With few than thousands of soldiers who had actually been dispatched by the Han Dynasty, and most of those soldiers were actually convicts, Ban had been able to colonize the territories in the same way as the British did in India one thousand years later.
History of the Northern Dynasties recorded that the Chanyu of Northern Huns fled westward to the ancient Kang-chu Statelet, while the remaining weak and elderly Huns relocated to the north of the Qiuci (Chouci) Statelet.
www.findthelinks.com /history/Huns_Turks/later_han_dynasty.htm   (1962 words)

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.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/prehistory/china/early_imperial_china/han.html   (1128 words)

 Chinese History - Han Dynasty æ¼¢ map and geography (www.chinaknowledge.de)
Taiwan R.O.C. From the capital Chang'an (modern Xi'an/Shaanxi) the Western Han empire (Xihan 西漢) was administrated in regions (zhou 州; courier type and underlined) and subordinated commanderies (jun 郡) and princedoms (wangguo 王國; in violet letters).
The northern neighbors of the Western Han empire were the mights nomad confederations of the Xiongnu, the Wusun 烏孫, Wuhuan 烏桓 and Xianbei 鮮卑.
The southwest that was incorporated into the Han empire in 109 BC the former kingdoms of Dian 滇 and Ailao 哀牢 became tributaries.
www.chinaknowledge.de /History/Han/han-map.html   (631 words)

 Great Wall of China - Qin Dynasty
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.
During this reign, the Han Dynasty reached the zenith of its power, and the empire was greatly enlarged.
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.
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 Maoling Mausoleum Xian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The mausoleum was in Maoxiang Town in Huaili County, during the Western Han Dynasty; hence the name Maoling (the mausoleum at Maoxiang).
Among the tombs of the Western Han Dynasty, the Maoling Mausoleum was the largest in dimension, took the longest time to be built and had the richest funeral objects.
During the Western Han Dynasty in the area around the Maoling cemetery there were a lot of dwelling houses built for high officials and noble lords.
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 TCM history – Qin & Han Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Liu Bang launched the Han Dynasty in 206 BC and adopted the systems and harsh laws initially put in place by Emperor of the Qin Dynasty.
The Han dynasty was also a time of innovation with vast developments in the arts, philosophy and technology.
Dong Feng was another well-known physician who practiced towards the end of the Han Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Xian.
www.shen-nong.com /eng/history/qinhan.html   (1407 words)

 Staples High School--Research--Social Studies--Chinese Dynasty Study
The dynasty was founded by a peasant warrior, Liu Bang (or Liu Qi), who rebelled against the Qin dynasty and, after defeating the other rebels, assumed the title of emperor and established his capital at Chang'an.
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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 Chinese Dynasties - Western Han Dynasty
At the beginning of the Han Dynasty, Emperor Gaozu (Liu Bang), having learned a lesson from the fall of the Qin Dynasty, endeavored to bring prosperity to his people.
From the Qin Dynasty onwards, the Xiongnu, an ancient tribe that lived in North China, frequently harassed the northern border of the empire.
During the last decades of the Western Han Dynasty, a series of child emperors occupied the throne.
www.travelchinaguide.com /intro/history/han/western.htm   (1467 words)

 Chinese Han Dynasty
China's cities were soon flooded with western traders and the goods they brought.
As time went on, the dynasty ran short on suitable heirs to the throne.
The Western Han dynasty was defeated and the capital was moved east to Luoyang.
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 Han Dynasty: Chinese History
Han Dynasty (206 B.C. In the later years of the Qin Dynasty, battles for sovereignty were fought between two powerful armies.
In 206 BC, Liu Bang who led the army opposing the Qin won a decisive victory and conquered the whole land, thus the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - 24) began.
Later the Eastern Han Dynasty was established by Liu Xiu.
www.warriortours.com /intro/history/han/index.htm   (133 words)

 About Anshan - History
Western Han Dynasty, belonged to Liaodong Jun of Youzhou.
Eastern Han Dynasty, administered by Liaodong Jun and the Liaodong Dependency.
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), belonged to Fengtian Prefecture's Liaoyang Zhou, Haicheng County, Jinzhou Prefecture's Zhenan County and Gaiping County and Fengtian Province's Dongbian Dao.
www.jodani.org /china/about_history.htm   (865 words)

 Highlights of Chinese Culture and History
Worried by the possibility that Zhizhi might ally himself with the Han Dynasty in a united front, Huhanxie came in person to Changan, capital of the Western Han Dynasty, and expressed to the Han Emperor his desire to maintain peace and friendship with the court of the Western Han Dynasty.
When the news reached her that the Huns had asked for a matrimonial relationship with the Han, Wang expressed her willingness to marry the chieftain of the Huns partly out of concern for her own happiness and future and party for the friendship and unity between the two nationalities of Han and Hun.
Under the escort of Han and Hun officials, Wang, in a beautiful red dress and with a pipa in her arms, set off from Changan on a white horse for her long journey to the distant land of the Huns.
www.chinatown-online.com /cultureeye/highlights/zhaojun.htm   (913 words)

 Chinese History - Han Dynasty æ¼¢ (www.chinaknowledge.de)
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.
The Eastern Han, much more than Western Han, suffered under the intervention of consort clans (waiqi 夗戚) and eunuch (huanguan 宦官) factions into the inner power circle of the empire.
The fundaments of both of the Wang Mang and Eastern Han administration were shaken by large peasant uprisings with religious backgrounds (Red Eyebrows 赤眉, Yellow Turbans 黃巾, Five-Pecks-of-Grain Sect 五旗米道), the helm of government of Eastern Han was taken over my mighty warlords that should divide the Han empire into three "kingdoms" (Sanguo 三國).
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 Western Han China: Silk Road
Like the first period of the Han Dynasty, the Western Han inherited many detailed rules of the Qin Dynasty (221BC - 206 BC), but put more stress on centralization and a benevolent policy.
This effectively accelerated the remedy for the effects upon agriculture and the economy after the disaster caused by war.
During the late Western Han Dynasty, the conflicts between classes became acute again and the imperial power was switched by Wang Mang for a few years.
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 Kites First Popularized in China
The famous General Han Hsin used a kite to defeat an evil emperor and establish the Western Han Dynasty in 206 B.C. One version of the legend says that he flew a kite over the walls of the well-fortified palace.
Another version of this story says that General Han Hsin, being a small man, had his troops tie him to a kite and fly him over the enemy camp at night.
Most of the enemy soldiers were startled by the strange object flying overhead commanding them, in a loud voice, to return to their families.
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 History of the Great Wall of China: Han Dynasty
The capital of Western Han was at present Xian of Shaanxi Province and the capital of Eastern Han was at present Luoyang City of Henan Province.
Huo Qubing, Emperor Han Wudi's general pushed the Huns back and in 121 BC he secured the Hexi Corridor, the passage to the Western Region.
The boundary walls ran 1) from Lishi County of Shanxi Province to southeast of Xianyang City of Shaanxi Province; 2) between Gaoling County of Shaanxi and Anyi County of Shanxi; 3) from Taiyuan City of Shanxi to Jingxing County of Hebei Province; and 4) from Dingxian County of Hebei to Linhang County of Henan Province.
www.travelchinaguide.com /china_great_wall/history/han/index.htm   (695 words)

 Zhang_Heng   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Zhang Heng was born at the time of the Eastern Han (sometimes called Later Han) dynasty, the second half of the longest lasting Chinese dynasty.
The Eastern Han was established in 25 AD after the brief 15 year reign of Wang Mang's Hsin dynasty had replaced the Western Han dynasty.
His biography in The History of the Eastern Han Dynasty (see [5]) suggests that he was not as successful an official as he might have been precisely because of a lack of ambition.
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 Imperial Eras
Much of what came to constitute China Proper was unified for the first time in 221 B.C. In that year the western frontier state of Qin, the most aggressive of the Warring States, subjugated the last of its rival states.
The collapse of the Han dynasty was followed by nearly four centuries of rule by warlords.
During this period the process of sinicization accelerated among the non-Chinese arrivals in the north and among the aboriginal tribesmen in the south.
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 Silk Road - Introduction
he Han Dynasty part 1: During the Western Han dynasty (207 BC-9 AD), north and west China were threatened by raids from nomadic Mongol and Turkic tribes, in particular a tribe the Chinese called the Xiongnu (later known in Europe as the Huns).
As in the Han dynasty, goods and ideas flowed across the silk route during the Tang dynasty.
Their power stretched from the western oases of the Takla Makan basin, south into the Indus basin, east to what we now call Soviet Central Asia and north to the Aral Sea.
gallery.sjsu.edu /silkroad/civilization.htm   (1717 words)

 Han Dynasty (206 B.C.–220 A.D.) | Special Topics Page | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
After the civil war that followed the death of Qin Shihuangdi in 210 B.C., China was reunited under the rule of the Han dynasty, which is divided into two major periods: the Western or Former Han (206 B.C.–9 A.D.) and the Eastern or Later Han (25–220 A.D.).
The Western Han capital, Chang'an in present-day Shaanxi Province—a monumental urban center laid out on a north-south axis with palaces, residential wards, and two bustling market areas—was one of the two largest cities in the ancient world (Rome was the other).
Disputes among factions, including the families of imperial consorts, contributed to the dissolution of the Western Han empire.
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 Chin - Western Han Dynasties 221 BC- 24 AD
During the Han period the technologies of previous periods continued to flourish and began to consolidate somewhat.
Also during the Han was the first use of lead glazes in China.
The primary use of this ware was for the furnishing of tombs, which also contained a type of ware painted with unfired pigments.
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