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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Instead we should see the artifacts in relation to the interaction between the Han empire and their northern neighbors but also the specific situation of the kings, which influenced the social and individual needs of this group.
Chinese historical records reveal it as well known to the Han empire of China as a distant but valuable ally beyond its northeastern frontier, and Korean histories identify it as the antecedent of two of the ancient kingdoms that rose in the Korean peninsula and adjacent regions of Manchuria.
The later travails of the Roman Empire, with increasingly desperate measures for war finance, however, elicit a comparison with the contemporaneous Han Empire in China.
After the collapse of the Han Empire, jades were rarely used for burial purposes, but made into personal ornaments, trinkets, everyday utensils, and studio items for scholars (Fig.
The final two pages are filled with fascinating historical facts about the Kushan Empire, which was one of four great powers of its day along with Rome, Persia, and the Han Empire of China.
The Han emperor dispatched Zhang to find an ally to fight the powerful Xiongnu Confederacy, the leading adversary of the Western Han Empire. Because of its expansionist policies, the Han Empire was responsible for transforming the originally nomadic Xiongnu people into a semi-state entity that offered resistance to the Han forces.
A sampling of topics: forced treaties and Japan's annexation of the Great Han Empire, colonial rule and ethnic characterizations, interwar Korean consumption trends, land tenure and class relations, changing meanings of clothing in colonial Korea, the "comfort women," and the Shinto Shrine conflict and Protestant martyrs.
Nam Viet) kingdom (204-111 B.C.E.) under the third equilibrium examined in this article, although the Nanyue was most assuredly weaker in absolute power than was the Han empire (206 B.C.E.-221 C.E.), successor to the Qin.
The Greco-Bactrian Kingdom (256~125BCE) (in Central Asia) was called DaXia [[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], 'Great Xia'] by the Chinese authorities until the Han Empire (-91-SJ, 92-HS, 445-HHS).
The Great Wall was built by the Ming Dynasty (1369-1644) mainly to demarcate the Han Empire's political frontiers.
For example, Beckwith argues that the closing of the borders with Central Eurasia by both the Chinese and Roman Empires about 200 CE and the decline in Silk Road trade that followed may have contributed to the recession that brought down both the Western Roman Empire and the Eastern Han Empire.