Professor Xiong not only conducts his own research into ancient records, but draws links between Han China
history and Western events, helping Western readers understand the subtler nuances of Liu Bang's perceptions, astute analysis, and social and political choices.
(89) Liu An, The Huainanzi: A Guide to the Theory and Practice of Government in early Han China
, translated by John S.
The text is organized into six chapters by region beginning with Han China
, conflicts with northern tribes, and its 'look West'; moving on to Rome looking eastward, including trade across the Arabian desert and Indian Ocean.
In the first five centuries AD, the Old World's great empires--from Rome in the West to Han China
in the East--all came apart as population movements along the steppes spread disease and chaos, but these political changes transformed geography once again.
Han Chinese (and Han China
, by clear implication) in CTHD appear as the masterful and martial upholders of social stability, humanism, and transcendent pacific values.
was roughly the equivalent in population, territory, and administrative sophistication to the Roman Empire.
That island off China's southeastern coast, along with Tibet in the south, Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in the west, Inner Mongolia in the north, and ethnic Korean communities along the Yalu River in the northeast, are seen from Beijing as border lands that must be secured for the sake of Han China
. (Mainstream Hart Chinese take their name from the Hart Empire of 202 B.C.
But what fascinates me in history above all perhaps, is to trace patterns of ideas, power and wealth, over the centuries and across the world--connections between Home and Han China
(page 34), for example, or in American foreign policy from the 18th century to today (page 14).
Representation of Childhood and Youth in Early China focuses on childhood in early China, particularly Han China
, with emphasis on the Former Han dynasty.
Manning offers examples of the variety of World History being practiced--the comparative economies of Han China
and the Roman Empire, gender studies of women as agents of the British Empire, diaspora work on Chinese laborers, biographies of travelers and explorers, and ecological studies of domestication and land use.
Like Rome, Han China
provided the military might behind what has been called the pax sinica, which made the exchange of goods along the overland Silk Route feasible.
This integrated unit, intended for use with sixth or seventh graders, introduces students to the trading networks and geographic factors that influenced the maritime spice trade from southeast Asia to the Roman Empire and Han China
during the period 100 B.C.
These fruits ranged from the exotic tribute presented by Central Asian envoys to the emperor at court ceremonies to the camels that supported military campaigns against the nomads and the spread of the image of Han China
as a rich and powerful state.
Tseng (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York U.) has written an irresistible account of how Heaven was conceived and depicted in the art of Han China
. Using a wealth of examples from archaeology and museum collections, she describes celestial journeys, auspicious omens, the celestial markers and celestial bodies, describing the occurrence and meanings of artistic motifs and beliefs in inscriptions, texts, earlier belief systems, literature, and the artifacts and architecture.
The empires of Han China
(206 BC-AD 220) and Rome together ruled over half the world's ancient population.