Han dynasty

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Noun1.Han dynasty - imperial dynasty that ruled China (most of the time from 206 BC to AD 220) and expanded its boundaries and developed its bureaucracyHan dynasty - imperial dynasty that ruled China (most of the time from 206 BC to AD 220) and expanded its boundaries and developed its bureaucracy; remembered as one of the great eras of Chinese civilization
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
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Divided into the Western or Former Han (206 BC-9 AD) and the Eastern or Later Han (25-220 AD), this long period of relative peace and stability enabled science and the arts to achieve new peaks of excellence.
See also Dubs, The History of the Former Han Dynasty, 1:34-35n.
Conditions were so bad that a large armed uprising broke out in a state arsenal located in today's Shandong province toward the end of the former Han period.
As a companion to Michael Loewe's 2000 dictionary of the Former Han dynasty, De Crespigny (Asian studies, Australian National U.
Representation of Childhood and Youth in Early China focuses on childhood in early China, particularly Han China, with emphasis on the Former Han dynasty.
presented to the Chinese court of Wu Ti during the first century of the Former Han (206 B.
23: An Annotated Translation of Chapters 61 and 96 of the History of the Former Han Dynasty (Leiden: Brill, 1979).
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.
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.