The chapter "the Aristocratic Child" is a detailed study of the imperial children of each of the 13 emperors of the former Han dynasty
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.
In the Grand Scribe's account of ritual procedures during the Former Han dynasty
there is the following passage:
23) For an overview, see Edmund Burke Holladay Ord, "State Sacrifices in the Former Han Dynasty
According to the Official Histories" (Ph.
The earliest such anecdote I know of concerns a high official during the Former Han dynasty
It was apparently meant as a record of practices of the Former Han dynasty
, which had fallen half a century earlier.