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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Former Han Solo directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have finally opened up about their experiences on sets of the movie, reports The Independent.
This period corresponds to a few changes among the ruling dynasties in China, such as from the Qin Dynasty to the Former Han Dynasty in the 3rd century BC, and the change from the Former Han Dynasty to the Xin Dynasty, as well as the change from the Xin Dynasty to the Later Han Dynasty in the 1st century AD.
To complement the many fine histories of China's Former Han Dynasty, de Crespigny presents the first single account in a Western language of China from the early first century AD to the sudden and brutal collapse of the Han Dynasty at the end of the second century.
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.
These materials, written on paper, silk, leather and wood, survive only in dry locales, places like Niya, Loulan, Kucha, Turfan and Khotan in Xinjiang; Samarkand in Uzbekistan; Chang'an, Dunhuang in Gansu province; and Chang'an, the capital during the Former Han dynasty (206 BC-9 AD) and the Tang (618-907).
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.
Pan Ku, The History of the Former Han Dynasty, 3 vols.
23: An Annotated Translation of Chapters 61 and 96 of the History of the Former Han Dynasty (Leiden: Brill, 1979).