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Wu Ti

(ˈwuː ˈtiː)
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(Biography) See Wu Di
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There were Emperors beloved of literary men, Emperors beloved of the people, builders of long waterways and glittering palaces, and one great conqueror, the Emperor Wu Ti, of almost legendary fame.
For instance, the Chinese idiom for prostration, a submissive pose undertaken to show reverence for buddha, Wu Ti Tou Di had long been defined in Chinese dictionaries as a salute to Buddha requiring hands, knees and head on the ground.
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Roedd rhosynnau i'w gweld yng ngerddi imperialaidd yr ymerawdwr Wu Ti dros ddwy fil o flynyddoedd yn ol.
According to this tale, the Han dynasty emperor Wu Ti ordered the bold explorer Zhang Qian to sail up the Yellow River to find out if it really had its source in the Milky Way.
presented to the Chinese court of Wu Ti during the first century of the Former Han (206 B.C.-8 A.D.)" (p.
Born into an aristocratic family, he entered the army and rose to become a general in the service of the great Han emperor, Wu Ti; led a force of 10,000 cavalry from Yun-Chang (possibly in western Shanxi) against the Hsiung-nu as one of four columns under the overall direction of Wei Ch'ing, but encountered few of the enemy; one of six division commanders in Wei Ch'ing's army of 100,000 men, which advanced in two columns some 200 miles into nomad territory and captured 15,000 nomads (spring-summer 124); repeating his offensive the next year, again with Ho as a division commander, he captured only 3,000 nomads (spring 123); retired from military service, but served in a number of civil posts, rising to become Imperial chancellor (103).
140), he was related to the wife of Emperor Wu Ti; perhaps because of family position, he was appointed general and led 10,000 cavalry from Lung-hsi (Longxi) on a 300-mile incursion into Hsiung-nu territory north of the Yellow River, capturing or killing about 8,000 nomads (spring?
Intelligent, hardworking, and scholarly, Wu Ti often took the field himself and was an able general; he was an exceptionally talented administrator; he set the pattern for later Chinese governments with a centralized administration staffed with civil servants selected on merit; he was also known for his quick temper, rewarding successful generals but swiftly punishing those who failed, often executing anyone who was particularly unlucky or inept.
260-263); as the Wei themselves weakened, Ssu-ma seized the throne and proclaimed himself Wu Ti, first Emperor of the Chin dynasty (265); after some preparation, he attacked the wealthy kingdom of Wu in southeast China (Sichuan and the Yangtze Valley) and conquered it (280), thus achieving a temporary unification of China; he spent the rest of his reign administering his empire, but his heirs were unable to maintain unity after his death (290).
Born into an aristocratic family, he began his career in the regular Han armies; as a general, served under the Emperor Wu Ti in his campaign against the Hsiung-nu (111); together with Wang Hui, led a column which captured Chu-shih (108); commanded defensive works around Shuo-fang (in the Mu Us Shamo, Inner Mongolia), where he made many improvements (107); captured when his 20,000-man cavalry force was surrounded and destroyed by the Hsiung-nu during a sweep into their territory (autumn 103); escaped from the Hsiung-nu (100), but was not reemployed in any significant capacity.
Born into an undistinguished family, Chao entered the army as a young man; won slow, steady promotion in the campaigns against the Hsiung-nu (Huns); as a junior officer, he led a small reliefforce to aid the army of Li Kuangli, whose 30,000 men were surrounded; fought his way through the cordon to Li's army, receiving many wounds (99); his feat so impressed the Emperor Wu Ti that he was promoted to high rank; led several expeditions against the nomad Tangut people in northwest China; later, after being ennobled for his successes, established Chinese military colonies in the area; died in 52.