Han dynasty

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imperial dynasty that ruled China (most of the time from 206 BC to AD 220) and expanded its boundaries and developed its bureaucracy


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The chapter "the Aristocratic Child" is a detailed study of the imperial children of each of the 13 emperors of the former Han dynasty.
Kinney demonstrates that since the reign of Wudi, Former Han emperors made several entertainers--usually slave girls who were trained in the arts of dance and singing--, empresses and gave their male relatives high positions at court.
On Zhao Tuo, see Michael Loewe, A Biographical Dictionary of the Qin, Former Han and Xin Periods (221 BC-AD 24) (Brill: Leiden, 2000), 710-11.
More logically, I think, the phrase boyi probably means "to play the game of liubo" before the Former Han and "to play the game of weiqi" afterwards.
a great Confucian scholar and the leading political philosopher in the Former Han.
82] Again, this popular custom was certainly based on the name of the former Han commandery where the Lius' made their capital.
23) For an overview, see Edmund Burke Holladay Ord, "State Sacrifices in the Former Han Dynasty According to the Official Histories" (Ph.
Fortunately, a better solution is available when we apply a better understanding of the phonology of the Former Han period.
Comparison with other Chinese transcriptions of foreign words in Former Han times excludes both Seleukia and Alexandria as possible equivalents for Lijian while revealing, surprising as it may seem at first glance, that Tiaozhi is a good transcription of Seleukia.
Within its front and back covers, for example, appear three excellent maps of Warring States China, the Ch'in Empire, and the Former Han Empire.
An obvious example concerns the Former Han worthy Li Hong (written in the Gaoshi zhuan) of Shu (byname Zhongyuan), who earned the praises of Yang Xiong (53 B.
The book is divided into four chapters ("The Origins of Eremitism and Its Development in the Warring States Period," "The Former Han and the Wang Mang Period," "The Later Han," "Eremitism at Court"), plus an introduction and conclusion.
7) Vervoorn has a lengthy note on Daoism, replete with bibliographic references and containing a reference list to twenty-four "figures from the Former Han referred to as students of the teachings of Huang-Lao or described in ways which indicate they were advocates of those teachings.
For much of Chinese history the Former Han Confucian philosopher Dong Zhongshu [UNKNOWN TEXT OMITTED] has had the credit - or blame - for having introduced Yin-Yang [UNKNOWN TEXT OMITTED] and Five Forces [UNKNOWN TEXT OMITTED] ideas into the mainstream of Confucian thought.
This eighty-one-chapter collection of essays and fragments (of which three are missing from the extant text), allegedly by the Former Han Confucian Dong Zhongshu, has never been fully rendered into English or any other Western language, and enjoys the dubious distinction of being one of the few important Chinese texts to lack a Japanese translation (the Shunju hanro by Hihara Toshikuni |Meitoku, 1977~, despite its title, covers only the first five chapters).