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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The name was first used during the Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); it had previously been called Laozi in the belief that it was written by Laozi (Lao-tzu), but the problem of its authorship is still unresolved.
China, under the Han dynasty, had also reached a peak, with a population of approximately 50 million.
Principal war: Late Ch'in Civil War and creation of the Han Dynasty (210-202).
In the 3rd century bc the Hsun tzu, the first Confucian text in expository form, further elaborated and organized the teachings, and, by the Han dynasty, it had become the orthodox doctrine, which dominated Chinese political and ethical thought until the early 20th century.
Among the topics are archives from Tibet and the Himalayan borderlands: notes on form and content, libraries and archives in the former Han Dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE): arguing for a distinction, setting a bishopric/arranging an archive: traces of archival activity in the bishopric of Alexandria and Antioch, archival practices in the Muslim world prior to 1500, and whether Indian copper-plate grants are inscriptions or documents.
Lucy worked extensively on the blockbuster exhibition and will provide an insight into to the life of China's First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, exploring his rise to power, his incredible burial site and the legacy of his achievements in the Han Dynasty.
Tombs of the kings of the Western Han dynasty (202 B.C.E.-9 C.E.) often contain burial items that are related to the material culture of the Eastern Eurasian Steppe.
The Chinese calligraphy is divided in 8 period and that periods are of different dynasties like Han Dynasty, Pre Qin, and Qin Dynasties and Ming etc.
This substantial book accompanies an exhibition of the same name at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge (5 May-11 November 2012), which brings treasures from Han dynasty tombs in two areas of China to England for the first time.
Judging from the layout and ruins of the buildings, Wu and his colleagues believe the town dates back to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD220).
The fall of the Han dynasty generated enormous political changes, but they are not considered here.