commandery

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Synonyms for commandery

the position or office of commander

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After Emperor Wu installed commanderies in southern China (111 BC) the practice of collecting pearls in Hepu began, and during the Eastern Han Dynasty the Hepu pearl industry reached its peak.
The building of new sections of the "great wall" under Wudi was part of this new expansionist strategy and was integrated with the establishment of new commanderies.
Subsequently they established the commanderies of Xuantu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], Lintun [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], and Zhenfan [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
Ils optent pour un nouveau leadership, une action discrete dans le cadre d'une societe secrete dotee d'un conseil superieur autoritaire, la chancellerie, et de cellules locales, les commanderies.
En juin 1927, le president est autorise a solliciter la fondation de commanderies au Quebec, a l'occasion d'un voyage a Matane et a Rimouski.
Feathered avian-like figures, such as in the Kargaly panel, are found in tombs located in the commanderies that occupied the present-day provinces of Shanxi and Shaanxi, for instance, where they were closely associated with the local immortality cult and ascension to paradise (Figure 4).
Not surprisingly, during the Eastern Flan Dynasty this region from Shanxi to Gansu was made up of commanderies that formed a military buffer as well as a protected economic zone between the Flan Empire and the Western Regions.
449), the five commanderies of Xiangyang, Nanyang, Xinye, Shunyang, and Sui were detached to make Yongzhou.
In Han administrative terms, this zone covers two provinces--Shuofang and Bingzhou--which in turn were divided into 11 commanderies during the Western Han period (Figure 1).
This number almost accords with the number of commanderies (11), the most important administrative unit known in the region during the Western Han period.
The troops of Taishan [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], Qi [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], and Pingyuan [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] commanderies launched a major attack on them, killing [Xu] He and pacifying the districts.
They dispersed to their commanderies in Europe and after repeated requests for territory to Charles V, in 1530 the Knights were given sovereignty of Malta under the suzerainty of the Kings of Sicily.
Liu Bei attacked Wu over the death of Guan Yu and the loss of several commanderies in J ing province previously under Liu's control.
16) Tai-fang was one of the Chinese commanderies in north Korea.
By 1104 the Tea and Horse Agency had lost twenty-two prefectures and commanderies to the southeastern monopoly, which meant "a loss of about 34 percent of Sichuan's total domestic consumers and 81 percent of its Shaanxi buyers".
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