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Genre : China
Author : Mrs. Thomas Francis Hughes
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Release : 1881
File : 314 Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015019942047

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Much is known of life during the Han Empire, but the historical evidence remains fragmentary, and nowhere do we find a continuous account of the life of any one individual. In this engaging volume, Michael Loewe mines the written and material records to depict the imagined life of an ordinary person, Bing Wu, from the hardships of his earliest years on a rural farm to his retirement from a respected position in government service. Underlying the tale of Bing is a richly detailed portrait of life during the Han--the arduous tasks of the conscript laborer; military service on the defense lines of the north; the travels of a merchant; the grueling conditions in an iron foundry; the construction of tombs; preparations for entering the civil service; the duties of a junior clerk and the governing of a commandery. Along the way, we are introduced to the operation of a crossbow; methods of telling time; the practice of writing; the rituals of divination; the ceremony of a state occasion, laws and the harsh consequences of breaking them; the workings of the central government and much more. Included are a concise introduction, explanatory endnotes to each chapter, a selection of illustrations, a map of the Han Empire, notes for further reading and an essay by Loewe entitled, "A Brief History of the Han Empire."

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Genre : History
Author : Michael Loewe
Publisher : Hackett Publishing
Release : 2011-09-15
File : 219 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781603846639

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The book is the volume of “The Political History in Qin and Han Dynasty” among a series of books of “Deep into China Histories”. The earliest known written records of the history of China date from as early as 1250 BC, from the Shang dynasty (c. 1600–1046 BC) and the Bamboo Annals (296 BC) describe a Xia dynasty (c. 2070–1600 BC) before the Shang, but no writing is known from the period The Shang ruled in the Yellow River valley, which is commonly held to be the cradle of Chinese civilization. However, Neolithic civilizations originated at various cultural centers along both the Yellow River and Yangtze River. These Yellow River and Yangtze civilizations arose millennia before the Shang. With thousands of years of continuous history, China is one of the world's oldest civilizations, and is regarded as one of the cradles of civilization.The Zhou dynasty (1046–256 BC) supplanted the Shang and introduced the concept of the Mandate of Heaven to justify their rule. The central Zhou government began to weaken due to external and internal pressures in the 8th century BC, and the country eventually splintered into smaller states during the Spring and Autumn period. These states became independent and warred with one another in the following Warring States period. Much of traditional Chinese culture, literature and philosophy first developed during those troubled times.In 221 BC Qin Shi Huang conquered the various warring states and created for himself the title of Huangdi or "emperor" of the Qin, marking the beginning of imperial China. However, the oppressive government fell soon after his death, and was supplanted by the longer-lived Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). Successive dynasties developed bureaucratic systems that enabled the emperor to control vast territories directly. In the 21 centuries from 206 BC until AD 1912, routine administrative tasks were handled by a special elite of scholar-officials. Young men, well-versed in calligraphy, history, literature, and philosophy, were carefully selected through difficult government examinations. China's last dynasty was the Qing (1644–1912), which was replaced by the Republic of China in 1912, and in the mainland by the People's Republic of China in 1949.Chinese history has alternated between periods of political unity and peace, and periods of war and failed statehood – the most recent being the Chinese Civil War (1927–1949). China was occasionally dominated by steppe peoples, most of whom were eventually assimilated into the Han Chinese culture and population. Between eras of multiple kingdoms and warlordism, Chinese dynasties have ruled parts or all of China; in some eras control stretched as far as Xinjiang and Tibet, as at present. Traditional culture, and influences from other parts of Asia and the Western world (carried by waves of immigration, cultural assimilation, expansion, and foreign contact), form the basis of the modern culture of China.

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Genre : History
Author : Li Shi
Publisher : DeepLogic
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File : Pages
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The young instructor of the special forces, Long Tian Yu, had participated in protecting a treasure unearthed from the Mystical Royal Tomb, and accidentally went through time and space, arriving at the end of the Qin Dynasty. At this time, the Great Qin Empire was already in a state of turmoil, with dragons and snakes rising from the ground, metal horses rising from the ground, and wolves smoking everywhere.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Long Zhu
Publisher : Funstory
Release : 2019-11-08
File : 499 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781647367664

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An examination of the links between religion and statecraft and how they affected the concept of monarchy during the Han dynasty.

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Genre : History
Author : Michael Loewe
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1994-09-15
File : 353 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0521454662

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Han Fei, who died in 233 BC, was one of the primary philosophers of China’s classical era, a reputation still intact despite recent neglect. This edited volume on the thinker, his views on politics and philosophy, and the tensions of his relations with Confucianism (which he derided) is the first of its kind in English. Featuring contributions from specialists in various disciplines including religious studies and literature, this new addition to the Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy series includes the latest research. It breaks new ground with studies of Han Fei’s intellectual antecedents, and his relationship as a historical figure with Han Feizi, the text attributed to him, as well as surveying the full panoply of his thought. It also includes a chapter length survey of relevant scholarship, both in Chinese and Japanese.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : Paul Goldin
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-09-11
File : 290 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9789400743175

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Genre : China
Author : Bernard Upward
Publisher :
Release : 1908
File : 191 Pages
ISBN-13 : UCI:31970009695005

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Najin Han, the privileged daughter of a calligrapher, longs to choose her own destiny. Smart and headstrong, she is encouraged by her mother-but her stern father is determined to maintain tradition, especially as the Japanese steadily gain control of his beloved country. When he seeks to marry fourteen-year-old Najin into an aristocratic family, her mother defies generations of obedient wives and instead sends her daughter to serve in the king's court as a companion to a young princess. But the king is soon assassinated, and the centuries-old dynastic culture comes to its end. In the shadow of the dying monarchy, Najin begins a journey through increasing oppression that will change her world forever. As she desperately seeks to continue her education, will the unexpected love she finds along the way be enough to sustain her through the violence and subjugation her country continues to face? Spanning thirty years, The Calligapher's Daughter is an exquisite novel about a country torn between ancient customs and modern possibilities, a family ultimately united by love and a woman who never gives up her search for freedom.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Eugenia Kim
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2013-01-14
File : 288 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781408841808

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Genre : India
Author : James Tod
Publisher :
Release : 1873
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : OXFORD:N13190294

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In this biography of a key figure in Korean Church history, Rev. Koon Sik Shim, a personal friend of Rev. Sang-Dong Han, recounts his life and work.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Koon Sik Shim
Publisher : The Hermit Kingdom Press
Release : 2008
File : 214 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781596890732

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