The chapter "the Aristocratic Child" is a detailed study of the imperial children of each of the 13 emperors of the former Han
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.
Among the topics are the history of the crossbow, early Chinese armor, two concepts in early Chinese military thought, an illustrated battle-account in the History of the Former Han
Dynasty, military specialization and career patterns in Tang China, and military families and the southern Song court.
Commentators such as Zhao Qi, Du Yu, and Yan Shigu all lived after the Former Han
, and by then the word yi denoted the game of weiqi unambiguously, as we shall see.
The first four articles--"Ssu-ma Hsiang-ju's 'Tall Gate Palace Rhapsody,'" "The Emperor and Literature: Emperor Wu of the Han," "The fu in the Xijing zaji," "The Poetry of an Imperial Concubine: The Favorite Beauty Ban"--discuss different aspects of "Court Literature of the Former Han
Source: Pan Ku, The History of the Former Han
Dynasty, 3 vols.
See the biography of Li Ling in Burton Watson, Courtier and Commoner in Ancient China: Selections from the History of the Former Han
by Pan Ku (New York: Columbia Univ.
These examples clearly refer to the state of Shu Han, but use terminology drawn from the former Han
administrative unit of Shu commandery where the Lius' capital was situated.
Sources: Pan Ku, The History of the Former Han
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
Within its front and back covers, for example, appear three excellent maps of Warring States China, the Ch'in Empire, and the Former Han
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.
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.