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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Shattering a Han-dynasty urn in 1995 or defacing another with the Coca-Cola logo in 1994, he remarked on the loss of China's cultural legacy by reenacting its destruction, leaving viewers aghast and implicating himself in the process.
They cover from east to west: the journey of Han-Dynasty lacquer boxes to the Crimean Peninsula, emblems of power and glory: the Han-period Chinese lacquer ware discovered in the borderlands, Six Dynasties (220-589) lacquer ware: a survey, simplicity and restraint: lacquer of the Song Dynasty, a technical analysis of a Goryeo-Dynasty lacquer incense box in the collection of the National University of Korea, and the elector's Japan reading export lacquer in Baroque Germany.
In Chapter one, Tseng discusses the concept of the Mandate of Heaven (tianming) which was essential to Han-dynasty and later standards for political legitimation and dynastic succession.