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  Zhang Qian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zhang Qian was born in Chenggu county (成固), Hanzhong commandery (漢中) in western China.
Zhang Qian visited directly the kingdom of Dayuan in Ferghana, the territories Yuezhi in Transoxonia, the Bactrian country of Daxia with it remnants of Greco-Bactrian rule, and Kangju (Sogdiana).
Zhang Qian probably witnessed the last period of the Greco-Bactrian kingdom, as it was being subjugated by the nomad Yuezhi.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zhang_Qian   (2130 words)

 Zhang (surname) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is believed that the ancestors of Zhang's wore archers and the bow as a totem of their tribe.
Zhang had also been a surname by which Manchus and Mongolians chose to sinicize their names since the beginning of the Republic (1912).
Zhang Yi, military general of the Kingdom of Shu during the period of Three Kingdoms.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zhang   (737 words)

 Silk Road - Introduction
The general Zhang Qian was sent by Emperor Wudi of the Han Dynasty (206 BC- AD 220) to recruit the Yuezhi, who were the enemies of the Xiongnu in the second century BC.
Zhang Qian and the rest of reminders were in prison for ten years, during which time he married a nomad wife who had a son with him.
Zhang Qian reported on some kingdoms in the West 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 as well as the city of Li Kun, Rome, with their special products.
gallery.sjsu.edu /silkroad/history.htm   (717 words)

 Zhang Qian
Zhang Qian was an officer of the Han imperial guard and he had volunteered for a critical mission.
Zhang Qian was surprised by the wealth of these lands, particularly their jade, their agricultural products like grapes and wine, which were unknown in China, and their powerful and magnificent horses.
Zhang Qian also found that these countries were quite interested in the Chinese goods he and his party carried.
www.bangorschools.net /hs/SR/zhangqian.html   (653 words)

 History of EXPLORATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The purpose of the journey of Zhang Qian is political (sent by the emperor Wudi to find allies in the west against the marauding Xiongnu), but his discoveries give him the status of an explorer.
Zhang Qian and the faithful slave are all that remain of the party which set off thirteen years previously.
Zhang Qian reasons that if the land of the elephants is southeast of Bactria, it must be southwest of China and probably not too far away.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ab90   (1536 words)

 Selection from the Han Narrative Histories
Zhang Qian was a native of Hanzhong [in the south of Shensi province] ; during the period of Kien yuan [140-134 BCE] he was a lang [a titular officer of the imperial household; a yeoman].
Zhang Qian, being a lang, responded to the call and enlisted in a mission to the Yue-chi; he took with him one Kan Fu, a Tartar, formerly a slave of the T 'ang-i family, and set out from Lung-si [Gansu], crossing the territory of the Xiongnu.
Zhang Qian was a man of strong physique, magnanimous and trustful, and popular with the foreign tribes in the south and west.
artemis.austincollege.edu /acad/history/jmoore/HanNarrativeHistories.htm   (8241 words)

 Highlights of Chinese Culture and History
However, when Zhang Qian made his intentions clear, the king declined to join up with the Han Dynasty in an attack on the Huns to avenge his country for the simple reason that the long distance between the two countries made it impossible for either to give direct and immediate aid to the other.
Zhang had under his command 300 brave men and they took with them gold, money, silk, goods, cotton cloth, and over 10,000 heads of cattle and sheep.
This time Zhang and his colleagues visited total of 36 countries, and were cordially received everywhere since those western countries al desired to establish ties with the powerful Han Dynasty.
www.chinatown-online.com /cultureeye/highlights/silk.htm   (989 words)

Zhang Qian never once relinquished the imperial credentials that marked him as an envoy of the Han, however, and after he had lived in Xiongnu territory for some time and was less closely watched than at first, he and his party finally managed to escape and resume their journey toward the Yuezhi.
After Zhang Qian reported that it was possible to reach Daxia by travelling through the region of the southwestern barbarians, the Han once more began efforts to establish relations with the tribes in the area.
It was Zhang Qian, however, who opened the way for this move, and all the envoys who journeyed to the lands in later times relied upon his reputation to gain them a hearing.
www.upf.es /materials/huma/central/historia/xinamon/docums/zhangqi.htm   (3535 words)

 Zhang Qian (Cheung Sin) Info
Dicky and Zhang Qian are starring together (they are not going to go together) in a remake of Chor Lau Heung, starring Richie Ren as Chor Lau Heung.
Zhang Qian will star as Lee Hung Tsau (the girl who is good at medicine) and Dicky will star as Mo Fa Monk.
I kind of remember hearing about Zhang Qian correcting Dicky on the pronunciation of her name before and said that the correct Cantonese pronunciation is "Sin".
www.geocities.com /mynagirl/dicky-files/zhangqian.html   (353 words)

 FAPA - Library
Qian also invited DPP members to visit the mainland in an "appropriate status" and called for closer economic ties and the establishment of an "economic cooperation mechanism" now that both had joined the World Trade Organisation.
Also, Jiang, by opposing Qian's remarks, could be playing up to the military by showing a hardline attitude against Taiwan, as a part of efforts to keep the chairman's position in the Central Military Commission and shut out Hu when he becomes China's president.
Chen's statement is the first official reaction to the remarks Qian made Thursday, in which he said Beijing welcomed DPP members to visit China and that most members of the party were not stubborn pro-independence activists.
www.fapa.org /Cross-Strait/softstance.html   (2403 words)

 Zhang Qian - Famous Ancient Chinese People - Chinese
Zhang Qian (Chinese:張騫; died 113 BCE) was a ChinaChinese explorer and imperial envoy in the 2nd century BCE, during the time of the Han Dynasty.
Zhang Qian reports about Mesopotamia, beyond Parthia, although in rather tenuous terms, owing to the fact that he didn't go there, and was only able to reports other's accounts.
Following Zhang Qian' embassy and report, commercial relations between China and Central Asia flourished, as many Chinese missions were sent throughout the 1st century BCE: "The largest of these embassies to foreing states numbered several hundred persons, while even the smaller parties included over 100 members...
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Zhang_Qian   (1681 words)

 Zhang Qian
Zhang Qian’s journey was thus a landmark in Chinese history.
Zhang Qian’s mission failed to create a diplomatic or military alliance, but it had much greater unintended consequences.
Zhang Qian’s route became the first leg of the famous “Silk Road” trade route that ultimately led from China to the Roman Empire.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0931688.html   (178 words)

 Mogao Caves - an introduction to its founding, functions, development & history with information on cave design, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Zhang Qian is the general who first explored the Silk Road for the Emperor of China.
Zhang Yichao was an ethnically Han Chinese general who retrieved the Dunhuang region for the Tang dynasty (618-907) from occupying Tibetan forces.
The Zhang family continued to rule the region until 920 when leadership was transferred to the Cao family.
www.imperialtours.net /mogaocaves03.htm   (3845 words)

 Energy Citations Database (ECD) - Energy and Energy-Related Bibliographic Citations
Zhao Yong ; Zhang Qirui ; Zhang Minjian
Zhao Yong ; Zhang Qirui ; Qian Yitai ; et.al.
Zhang, Yong ; Mascarenhas, Angelo ; Wang, Lin-Wang
www.osti.gov /energycitations/searchresults.jsp?Author=Zhang,+Yong   (516 words)

But they were captured and detained by the Xiongnu for more than 10 years, though Zhang Qian was given a wife by whom he had a son.
Zhang Qian was recaptured by the Xiongnu and it was not until 125BC that he, his wife and the former slave Kanfu escaped and returned to China.
Zhang Qian was made a palace counsellor, Kanfu was awarded the title of "Lord who carries out his mission".
www.toysoldiers.org /silk_road.htm   (363 words)

 Zhang Qian & The Silk Road
Suspicious of Zhang Qian and his men's intent, the Shanyu (a title the Xiongnu used for their ruler) refused to let the group go.
He told Zhang Qian that he and his people were happy in their new settlement.
Zhang Qian took advantage of the situation and escaped with his Xiongnu wife, son, and the guide Kanfu.
www.edhelper.com /ReadingComprehension_42_14.html   (812 words)

 china   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Zhang Qian was captured several times during his travels, but he eventually found the Yueh-chih.
Ziang Qian did not accomplish his mission, but he did discover a way that goods could be traded to places as far away as Europe.
This route that Zhang Qian told the emperor about is known now as the Silk Road.
www.dignubia.org /maps/ct_popup.php?ct_date=138bce&ct_civ=china   (149 words)

 Queer Worlds
Zhang is lucky: unlike the unskilled hordes who are forced to take government-assigned jobs, and to commute into New York City from government-assigned housing in Pennsylvania, Zhang is a certified engineer.
When Zhang's boss, Foreman Qian, strongly encourages Zhang to take an interest in his daughter, San-xiang, Zhang finds himself in a serious bind: he cannot tell Foreman Qian that he is gay, but refusing to date his daughter would be a grave insult.
As we follow Zhang in his journey, we are treated to lengthy asides, told from the perspectives of four related characters: Foreman Qian's charmingly self-deprecating daughter, San-xiang; Angel, a flier in the popular kite races; Martine, a bee-keeping goat-herder in a small Martian colony; and Alexi, a single father and recent arrival on Mars.
www.queerworlds.com /reviews/china_mountain.html   (780 words)

 History of the Silk Road: Zhang Qian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In 138 BC, with a task of creating relations with the Yue-chi people against Xiongnu, Zhang Qian was dispatched to the Western Regions by the emperor of the Han dynasty Wudi.
On the return journey, Zhang Qian and his delegation were captured by another tribe, and it was not until 125 B.C. that they returned to China.
Though he failed to achieve a military alliance with the Yue-chi, he was well acquainted with the geography, people, customs and cultures of the 36 kingdoms of the Western Regions.
www.travelchinaguide.com /silkroad/history/zhangqian.htm   (311 words)

 Bin Yang | Horses, Silver, and Cowries: Yunnan in Global Perspective | Journal of World History, 15.3 | The History ...
In the year 138 BCE, Zhang Qian volunteered to be the Han envoy to the Western Regions (xiyu) where he was supposed to forge an alliance with the Yuezhi people against the Xiongnu, who posed a major threat to the young, ambitious Emperor Wu (140–87 BCE) of the Western Han dynasty (220 BCE–9 CE).
The Daxi regime was established by Zhang Xianzhong, leader of a peasant rebellion at the end of the Ming dynasty.
Zhang questions the influence of state policies or the growing internal markets of Yunnan that he thinks were insufficient to account for the quick disappearance of cowry money.
www.historycooperative.org /journals/jwh/15.3/yang.html   (13737 words)

 Qian Li Zou Dan Ji - MonkeyPeaches   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Zhang Yimou, who has been Ken Takakura’s admirer for almost thirty years, wrote this film just to fulfill his own wish of working with Ken Takakura.
A news conference for director's Zhang Yimou's Qian Li Zou Dan Ji was held yesterday in Tokyo.
Produced with a much smaller budget, comparing to those of Zhang's Hero and House of Flying Daggers, the film features Japanese veteran actor Takakura Ken as an old man accompanying his dying son to China whose last wish is to study a local opera.
www.monkeypeaches.com /qianlizoudanji.html   (1761 words)

 A Concise History of China, Chapter 3
Zhang Qian's mission was a failure, but he accomplished something of greater importance; he discovered that China was not the only civilized country on earth!
Zhang Lu abolished private property, gave free grain to the people, built "inns of quality" for travelers, and promoted Daoism; his "citizens" were encouraged to work on the roads to atone for their sins.
Sima Qian does not tell us what became of the gold, and it may have been that the book was too boring for anyone to take up the challenge; it survives to this day, but no one has bothered to translate it into English.
www.xenohistorian.faithweb.com /china/ch03.html   (10406 words)

 CNN.com - Beijing rules out visit by Chen - January 30, 2002
The TAO spokesman was clarifying a speech given by Vice-Premier Qian Qichen a week ago in which Qian said the majority of DPP members should be differentiated with "an extremely small minority of stubborn pro-independence elements" and that DPP members with "appropriate status" could visit the mainland.
Meanwhile, Qian pointed out at a meeting of Taiwan affairs cadres on Wednesday that Beijing would raise its alert against the "incremental separatist" strategies of the Chen administration.
Qian reiterated that national reunification was one of Beijing's three major tasks for the new century.
edition.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/east/01/30/china.taipei   (371 words)

 [No title]
Zhang, F. Yang, W. Zhu, and Y.-Q. Zhang, ""End-to-End TCP-Friendly Streaming Protocol and Bit Allocation for Scalable Video over Wireless Internet", accepted and to be appeared in IEEE JSAC special issue on all-IP wireless networks, 2003.
Zhang, C. Guo, Z. Guo, and W. Zhu, "Efficient Mobility Management for Seamless Roaming between WWAN and WLAN", accepted and to be appeared in IEEE Comm.
Zhang, Q. Zhang, Z. Zhang, G. Song and W. Zhu, "A Construction of Locality-Aware Overlay Network: mOverlay and its performance", to appear IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications Special Issue on Recent Advances on Service Overlay Networks.
www.intel.com /cd/corporate/icrc/apac/zho/180343.htm   (4577 words)

 Patentee Index
Zhang, Jonathan Y.; to Texas Instruments Incorporated Reducing tag-ram accesses and accelerating cache operation during cache miss 06983346 Cl. 711-138.
Zhang, Kun; Singh, Karamjeet; Blair, William G.; Durbin, Winnie C.; and Minogue, Michael R., to GE Medical Technology Services, Inc. Method and system to grant indefinite use of software options resident on a device 06983375 Cl. 713-200.
Zhang, Yun; Schetty, III, Robert A.; and Hwang, Kilnam, to Technic, Inc. Reduction of surface oxidation during electroplating 06982030 Cl. 205-238.
www.uspto.gov /web/patents/patog/week01/OG/patentee/alphaZ_Utility.htm   (1103 words)

 Taiwan: Stealing Dragon Exchanging Phoenix
Eighteen years later, Qian Qian grew up to be very mischief, and her attitude was very cunning, yet she was so sweet and cute at times.
Qian Qian eventually goes into the palace to be a maid, and is loved by the Dowager Empress.
Qian Qian brings her 100 mothers into the palace to live with her.
www.spcnet.tv /taiwan_stealingdragon.shtml   (2232 words)

 Ta-Hsia - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The name Ta-Hsia appears in Chinese from the 3rd century BCE to designate a mythical kingdom to the West, possibly a consequence of the first contacts with the expansion of the Greco-Bactrian Kingdom, and then is used by the explorer Zhang Qian in 126 BCE to designate Bactria.
The reports of Zhang Qian were put in writing in the Shiji ("Records of the Great Historian") by Sima Qian in the 1st century BCE.
By the time Zhang Xian visited Ta-Hsia, there was no longer a major king, and the Bactrian were suzerains to the nomadic Yuezhi, who were settled to the north of their territory beyond the Oxus.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Ta-Hia   (318 words)

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