122 relations: Aksu Prefecture, Albinism, Aphrodisiac, Battle of Kunyang, Celestial stem, Central Asia, Chang'an, Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture, Chanyu, Chen Xiang, Chengdu, Chinese classics, Chinese era name, Concubinage, Confucianism, Consort Feng Yuan, Consort Fu, Consort kin, Courtesy name, Crown prince, Cult of personality, Daming County, Détente, Dong Xian, Duke of Zhou, Earthly Branches, East China Sea, Emperor Ai of Han, Emperor Cheng of Han, Emperor Gaozu of Han, Emperor Guangwu of Han, Emperor of China, Emperor Ping of Han, Emperor Xuan of Han, Emperor Yuan of Han, Empress dowager, Empress Shi, Empress Wang (Ping), Empress Wang (Xin dynasty), Empress Xu (Cheng), Endogamy, Fenghuang, Gengshi Emperor, Goguryeo, Graphic pejoratives in written Chinese, Guizhou, Han dynasty, Handan, Hanged, drawn and quartered, Hangul, ..., Henan, Homophone, Hubei, Hunan, Income tax, Inner Mongolia, J.J.L. Duyvendak, Jiangsu, Jin dynasty (265–420), Jingmen, Jingzhou, King Cheng of Zhou, King Wen of Zhou, Korean language, Lake Baikal, List of Chinese monarchs, Liu, Liu Yan (Xin dynasty), Love Weaves Through a Millennium, Lu Yan (disambiguation), Lulin, Luoyang, Mandate of Heaven, March (territorial entity), Marquess, Mother Lü, Nanyang, Henan, Nine bestowments, Ordos City, Pingdingshan, Poll tax, Property tax, Puyang, Qiang people, Qing dynasty, Red Eyebrows, Regent, Ruzi Ying, Shandong, Shang dynasty, Shuofang, Sichuan, Smithsonian (magazine), Socialism, Suzhou, Tai'an, The Ghosts of Watt O'Hugh, Vietnam, Wang (surname), Wang Zhaojun, Wang Zhengjun, Weiyang Palace, Well-field system, Western Regions, Wuhuan, Wusun, Xiangyang, Xiaogan, Xin dynasty, Xinjiang, Xiongnu, Yangtze, Ye County, Yellow Emperor, Yellow River, Yichang, Yunnan, Zhao Feiyan, Zhao Hede, Zhao Yi, Zhou dynasty, Zibo. Expand index (72 more) » « Shrink index
Aksu Prefecture is located in mid-western Xinjiang, People's Republic of China.
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Albinism in humans is a congenital disorder characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes.
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An aphrodisiac or love drug is a substance that increases libido when consumed.
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Battle of Kunyang
The Battle of Kunyang (昆陽之戰) was fought between June–July in 23AD, between the Lulin and Xin forces.
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The ten Celestial or Heavenly Stems are a Chinese system of ordinals that first appear during the Shang dynasty, ca.
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Central Asia stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to China in the east and from Afghanistan in the south to Russia in the north.
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Chang'an was an ancient capital of more than ten dynasties in Chinese history, today known as Xi'an.
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Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture
Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture,, Xiao'erjing: ﭼْﺎ جِ ﺧُﻮِ ذُﻮْ ذِ جِ ﺟِﻮْ) is an autonomous prefecture of Xinjiang in the China. It is located in the northeastern part of Xinjiang. The prefecture has an area of and its seat is Changji City.
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Chanyu (short form for Chengli Gutu Chanyu) was the title used by the nomadic supreme rulers of Inner Asia for eight centuries and was superseded by the title "Khagan" in 402 CE.
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Chen Xiang (born 13 December 1989) is a Chinese pop singer and actor.
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Chengdu, formerly romanized as Chengtu, is a sub-provincial city which serves as the capital of China's Sichuan province.
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Chinese classic texts or canonical texts refers to the Chinese texts which originated before the imperial unification by the Qin dynasty in 221 BC, particularly the "Four Books and Five Classics" of the Neo-Confucian tradition, themselves a customary abridgment of the "Thirteen Classics".
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Chinese era name
A Chinese era name is the regnal year, reign period, or regnal title used when traditionally numbering years in an emperor's reign and naming certain Chinese rulers.
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Concubinage is an interpersonal and sexual relationship in which the couple are not or cannot be married.
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Confucianism, also known as Ruism, is described as tradition, a philosophy, a religion, a humanistic or rationalistic religion, a way of governing, or simply a way of life.
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Consort Feng Yuan
Consort Feng Yuan (馮媛, imperial title Zhaoyi (昭儀), died 6 BC) was an imperial consort during China's Han Dynasty.
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Consort Fu (傅昭儀, personal name unknown) (died 3 BC) was an imperial consort during Han Dynasty.
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The consort kin is the Chinese kin of, or a group related to an empress dowager or a spouse of a Chinese dynastic ruler or a warlord.
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A courtesy name (zi), also known as a style name, is a name bestowed upon one at adulthood in addition to one's given name.
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A crown prince is the male heir apparent to the throne in a royal or imperial monarchy.
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Cult of personality
A cult of personality arises when a country's regime – or, more rarely, an individual politician – uses the techniques of mass media, propaganda, the big lie, spectacle, the arts, patriotism, and government-organized demonstrations and rallies to create an idealized, heroic, and worshipful image of a leader, often through unquestioning flattery and praise.
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Daming County is a county under the jurisdiction of Handan City in far southern Hebei Province, China.
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Détente (meaning "relaxation") is the easing of strained relations, especially in a political situation.
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Dong Xian (董賢) (23 BC(?) – 1 BC) was a Han Dynasty politician who quickly rose from obscurity as a minor official to being the most powerful official in the imperial administration of Emperor Ai within a span of a few years.
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Duke of Zhou
Dan, Duke Wen of Zhou (11th Century BC), commonly known as the Duke of Zhou, was a member of the royal family of the Zhou dynasty who played a major role in consolidating the kingdom established by his elder brother King Wu.
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The Earthly Branches or Twelve Branches are an ordering system used throughout East Asia in various contexts, including its ancient dating system, astrological traditions, and zodiac.
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East China Sea
The East China Sea is a marginal sea east of China.
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Emperor Ai of Han
Emperor Ai of Han (27 BC – 15 August 1 BC) was an emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty.
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Emperor Cheng of Han
Emperor Cheng of Han (51 BC – 17 April 7 BC) was an emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty ruling from 33 until 7 BC.
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Emperor Gaozu of Han
Emperor Gaozu of Han (256 BC – 1 June 195 BC), born Liu Bang (刘邦), was the founder and first emperor of the Han dynasty, reigning from 202 – 195 BC.
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Emperor Guangwu of Han
Emperor Guangwu (born Liu Xiu; 15 January 5 BC – 29 March 57), courtesy name Wenshu, was an emperor of the Chinese Han dynasty, restorer of the dynasty in AD 25 and thus founder of the Later Han or Eastern Han (the restored Han Dynasty).
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Emperor of China
The Emperor or Huangdi was the secular imperial title of the Chinese sovereign reigning between the founding of the Qin dynasty that unified China in 221 BC, until the abdication of Puyi in 1912 following the Xinhai Revolution and the establishment of the Republic of China, although it was later restored twice in two failed revolutions in 1916 and 1917.
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Emperor Ping of Han
Emperor Ping (9 BC – 3 February 6) was an emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty from 1 BC to AD 5.
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Emperor Xuan of Han
Emperor Xuan of Han (91 BC – 10 January 49 BC), born Liu Bingyi (劉病已), later renamed to Liu Xun (劉詢), was an emperor of the Chinese Han dynasty from 74 to 49 BC.
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Emperor Yuan of Han
Emperor Yuan of Han (75 BC – 8 July 33 BC) was an emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty.
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Empress dowager (also dowager empress or empress mother) (hiragana: こうたいごう) is the English language translation of the title given to the mother or widow of a Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Vietnamese emperor.
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Empress Shi (史皇后, personal name unknown) was an empress during Xin Dynasty.
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Empress Wang (Ping)
Empress Wang (王皇后, personal name unknown) (8 BC – AD 23), formally Empress Xiaoping (孝平皇后), formally during her father Wang Mang's Xin Dynasty Duchess Dowager of Ding'an (定安太后) then Princess Huanghuang (黃皇室主) was an empress during the Han Dynasty—the last of the Western Han Dynasty—who was the daughter of the eventual usurper Wang Mang.
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Empress Wang (Xin dynasty)
Empress Wang (王皇后, personal name unknown) (died 21), formally Empress Xiaomu (孝睦皇后, literally, the Filial and Congenial Empress) was an empress during Xin Dynasty.
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Empress Xu (Cheng)
Empress Xu (許皇后) (personal name unknown，but likely Xu Kua) (died 8 BC) was an empress during Han Dynasty, who came from a powerful family and who was initially very much loved by her husband Emperor Cheng, but who eventually lost favor and, as a result of the machinations of her eventual successor, Empress Zhao Feiyan, was deposed.
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Endogamy is the practice of marrying within a specific social group, caste or ethnic group, rejecting those from others as unsuitable for marriage or other close personal relationships.
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Fenghuang are mythological birds of East Asia that reign over all other birds.
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The Gengshi Emperor (died AD 25), was an emperor of the Han Dynasty restored after the fall of Wang Mang's Xin Dynasty.
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Goguryeo (37 BCE–668 CE), also called Goryeo was a Korean kingdom located in the northern and central parts of the Korean Peninsula and the southern and central parts of Manchuria.
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Graphic pejoratives in written Chinese
Some historical Chinese characters for non-Chinese peoples were graphically pejorative ethnic slurs, where the racial insult derived not from the Chinese word but from the character used to write it.
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Guizhou, formerly romanized as Kweichow, is a province of the People's Republic of China located in the southwestern part of the country.
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The Han dynasty was the second imperial dynasty of China (206 BC–220 AD), preceded by the Qin dynasty (221–206 BC) and succeeded by the Three Kingdoms period (220–280 AD). Spanning over four centuries, the Han period is considered a golden age in Chinese history. To this day, China's majority ethnic group refers to themselves as the "Han Chinese" and the Chinese script is referred to as "Han characters". It was founded by the rebel leader Liu Bang, known posthumously as Emperor Gaozu of Han, and briefly interrupted by the Xin dynasty (9–23 AD) of the former regent Wang Mang. This interregnum separates the Han dynasty into two periods: the Western Han or Former Han (206 BC–9 AD) and the Eastern Han or Later Han (25–220 AD). The emperor was at the pinnacle of Han society. He presided over the Han government but shared power with both the nobility and appointed ministers who came largely from the scholarly gentry class. The Han Empire was divided into areas directly controlled by the central government using an innovation inherited from the Qin known as commanderies, and a number of semi-autonomous kingdoms. These kingdoms gradually lost all vestiges of their independence, particularly following the Rebellion of the Seven States. From the reign of Emperor Wu (r. 141–87 BC) onward, the Chinese court officially sponsored Confucianism in education and court politics, synthesized with the cosmology of later scholars such as Dong Zhongshu. This policy endured until the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911 AD. The Han dynasty saw an age of economic prosperity and witnessed a significant growth of the money economy first established during the Zhou dynasty (c. 1050–256 BC). The coinage issued by the central government mint in 119 BC remained the standard coinage of China until the Tang dynasty (618–907 AD). The period saw a number of limited institutional innovations. To finance its military campaigns and the settlement of newly conquered frontier territories, the Han government nationalized the private salt and iron industries in 117 BC, but these government monopolies were repealed during the Eastern Han dynasty. Science and technology during the Han period saw significant advances, including the process of papermaking, the nautical steering ship rudder, the use of negative numbers in mathematics, the raised-relief map, the hydraulic-powered armillary sphere for astronomy, and a seismometer for measuring earthquakes employing an inverted pendulum. The Xiongnu, a nomadic steppe confederation, defeated the Han in 200 BC and forced the Han to submit as a de facto inferior partner, but continued their raids on the Han borders. Emperor Wu launched several military campaigns against them. The ultimate Han victory in these wars eventually forced the Xiongnu to accept vassal status as Han tributaries. These campaigns expanded Han sovereignty into the Tarim Basin of Central Asia, divided the Xiongnu into two separate confederations, and helped establish the vast trade network known as the Silk Road, which reached as far as the Mediterranean world. The territories north of Han's borders were quickly overrun by the nomadic Xianbei confederation. Emperor Wu also launched successful military expeditions in the south, annexing Nanyue in 111 BC and Dian in 109 BC, and in the Korean Peninsula where the Xuantu and Lelang Commanderies were established in 108 BC. After 92 AD, the palace eunuchs increasingly involved themselves in court politics, engaging in violent power struggles between the various consort clans of the empresses and empresses dowager, causing the Han's ultimate downfall. Imperial authority was also seriously challenged by large Daoist religious societies which instigated the Yellow Turban Rebellion and the Five Pecks of Rice Rebellion. Following the death of Emperor Ling (r. 168–189 AD), the palace eunuchs suffered wholesale massacre by military officers, allowing members of the aristocracy and military governors to become warlords and divide the empire. When Cao Pi, King of Wei, usurped the throne from Emperor Xian, the Han dynasty would eventually collapse and ceased to exist.
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Handan is a prefecture-level city located in the southwestern part of Hebei province, China.
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Hanged, drawn and quartered
To be hanged, drawn and quartered was from 1352 a statutory penalty in England for men convicted of high treason, although the ritual was first recorded during the reign of King Henry III (1216–1272).
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The Korean alphabet, known as Hangul (from Korean hangeul 한글), has been used to write the Korean language since its creation in the 15th century by Sejong the Great.
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Henan is a province of the People's Republic of China, located in the central part of the country.
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A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same (to varying extent) as another word but differs in meaning.
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Hubei is a province of the People's Republic of China, located in the Central China region.
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Hunan is the 7th most populous province of China and the 10th most extensive by area.
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An income tax is a tax imposed on individuals or entities (taxpayers) that varies with respective income or profits (taxable income).
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Inner Mongolia, officially the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region or Nei Mongol Autonomous Region (Ѳвѳр Монголын Ѳѳртѳѳ Засах Орон in Mongolian Cyrillic), is one of the autonomous regions of China, located in the north of the country.
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Jan Julius Lodewijk Duyvendak (28 June 18899 July 1954) was a Dutch Sinologist and professor of Chinese at Leiden University.
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Jiangsu, formerly romanized as Kiangsu, is an eastern-central coastal province of the People's Republic of China.
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Jin dynasty (265–420)
The Jin dynasty or the Jin Empire (sometimes distinguished as the or) was a Chinese dynasty traditionally dated from 266 to 420.
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Jingmen is a prefecture-level city in central Hubei province, People's Republic of China.
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Jingzhou is a prefecture-level city in southern Hubei, China, located on the banks of the Yangtze River.
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King Cheng of Zhou
King Cheng of Zhou or King Ch'eng of Chou was the second king of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty.
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King Wen of Zhou
King Wen of Zhou (1152 1056 BC) was king of Zhou during the late Shang dynasty in ancient China.
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The Korean language (Chosŏn'gŭl/Hangul: 조선말/한국어; Hanja: 朝鮮말/韓國語) is an East Asian language spoken by about 80 million people.
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Lake Baikal (p; Байгал нуур, Baigal nuur; Байгал нуур, Baigal nuur, etymologically meaning, in Mongolian, "the Nature Lake") is a rift lake in Russia, located in southern Siberia, between Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and the Buryat Republic to the southeast.
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List of Chinese monarchs
This list of Chinese monarchs includes rulers of China with various titles prior to the establishment of the Republic in 1912.
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劉 / 刘 (Liu, Lao, Lau, Low, Lauv, Lieh, Lieu, Liew, Loo, Lew, Liou or Yu) is a Chinese surname.
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Liu Yan (Xin dynasty)
Liu Yan (died 23 AD), courtesy name Bosheng (伯升), was a general of one of the major uprisings against the Xin Dynasty and its emperor, Wang Mang.
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Love Weaves Through a Millennium
Love Weaves Through a Millennium (Chinese: 相爱穿梭千年) is a 2015 Chinese television series starring Jing Boran and Zheng Shuang.
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Lu Yan (disambiguation)
Lu Yan (829–874) was a Tang dynasty official.
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Lulin ("green forest") refers, as an umbrella term, to one of the two major agrarian rebellion movements against Wang Mang's short-lived Xin dynasty in the modern southern Henan and northern Hubei region who banded together to pool their strengths, and whose collective strength eventually led to the downfall of the Xin and a temporary reinstatement of the Han Dynasty with Liu Xuan (Gengshi Emperor) as the emperor.
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Luoyang, formerly romanized as Loyang, is a city located in the confluence area of Luo River and Yellow River in the west of Henan province.
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Mandate of Heaven
The Mandate of Heaven or Tian Ming is a Chinese political and religious doctrine used since ancient times to justify the rule of the King or Emperor of China.
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March (territorial entity)
A march or mark was, in broad terms, a medieval European term for any kind of borderland, as opposed to a notional "heartland".
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A marquess (marquis) is a nobleman of hereditary rank in various European peerages and in those of some of their former colonies.
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Mother Lü (died 18 AD) was a rebel leader against the Xin dynasty in ancient China.
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Nanyang is a prefecture-level city in the southwest of Henan province, China.
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The nine bestowments were awards given by Chinese emperors to extraordinary officials, ostensibly to reward them for their accomplishments.
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Ordos (Ordos qota) is one of the twelve major subdivisions of Inner Mongolia, China.
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Pingdingshan, also known as the Eagle City, had 4,904,701 inhabitants at the 2010 census whom 1,756,333 lived in the metropolitan area.
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A poll tax, also known as head tax or capitation, is a tax levied as a fixed sum on every liable individual.
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A property tax or millage rate is an ad valorem tax on the value of a property, usually levied on real estate.
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Puyang is a prefecture-level city in northeastern Henan province, People's Republic of China.
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The Qiang people are an ethnic group in China.
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The Qing dynasty, also known as the Qing Empire, officially the Great Qing, was the last imperial dynasty of China, established in 1636 and ruling China from 1644 to 1912.
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The Red Eyebrows or Chimei was one of the two major agrarian rebellion movements against Wang Mang's short-lived Xin dynasty, the other being Lülin.
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A regent (from the Latin regens: ruling, governing) is a person appointed to govern a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.
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Ruzi Ying (5 – 25), also known as Emperor Ruzi of Han and the personal name of Liu Ying (劉嬰), was the last emperor of the Chinese Western Han Dynasty from 6 CE to 9 CE.
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Shandong (formerly romanized as Shantung) is a coastal province of the People's Republic of China, and is part of the East China region.
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The Shang dynasty or Yin dynasty, according to traditional historiography, ruled in the Yellow River valley in the second millennium BC, succeeding the Xia dynasty and followed by the Zhou dynasty.
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Shuofang was an ancient Chinese commandery, situated in the Hetao region in modern-day Inner Mongolia near Baotou.
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Sichuan, formerly romanized as Szechuan or Szechwan, is a province in southwest China occupying most of the Sichuan Basin and the easternmost part of the Tibetan Plateau between the Jinsha River on the west, the Daba Mountains in the north, and the Yungui Plateau to the south.
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Smithsonian is the official journal published by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The first issue was published in 1970.
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Socialism is a range of economic and social systems characterised by social ownership and democratic control of the means of production as well as the political theories and movements associated with them.
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Suzhou (Wu Chinese), formerly romanized as Soochow, is a major city located in southeastern Jiangsu Province of East China, about northwest of Shanghai.
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Tai'an is a prefecture-level city in western Shandong province of the People's Republic of China.
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The Ghosts of Watt O'Hugh
The Ghosts of Watt O'Hugh is the first in a series of novels by Steven S. Drachman, and it was published in 2011.
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Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.
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Wang is the pinyin romanization of the Chinese surnames 王 (Wáng) and 汪 (Wāng).
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Wang Qiang (Wang Chiang; 王牆, also 王檣 and 王嬙), more commonly known by her stylistic name Wang Zhaojun (Wang Chao-chun; 王昭君) was known as one of the Four Beauties of ancient China.
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Wang Zhengjun (71 BC – 13 AD), officially Empress Xiaoyuan (孝元皇后), later and more commonly known as Grand Empress Dowager Wang, born in Yuancheng (modern Handan, Hebei), was an empress during the Western Han dynasty of China, who played important roles during the reigns of five successive Han emperors (her husband, son, two stepgrandsons, and stepgreat-grandnephew) and later (according to traditional historians, unwittingly) led to the usurpation of the throne by her nephew Wang Mang.
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Weiyang Palace was the main imperial palace complex of Han Dynasty and many other dynasties, located in the city of Chang'an (modern-day Xi'an).
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The well-field system was a Chinese land distribution method.
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The Western Regions or Xiyu (Hsi-yu) was a historical name specified in the Chinese chronicles between the 3rd century BC to the 8th century AD that referred to the regions west of Yumen Pass, most often Central Asia or sometimes more specifically the easternmost portion of it (e.g. Altishahr or the Tarim Basin in southern Xinjiang), though it was sometimes used more generally to refer to other regions to the west of China as well, such as the Indian subcontinent (as in the novel Journey to the West).
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The Wuhuan (Old Chinese: ʔˤa ɢʷˁar, Mongol romanization:Uhuan) were a Proto-Mongolic nomadic people who inhabited northern China, in what is now the provinces of Hebei, Liaoning, Shanxi, the municipality of Beijing and the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia.
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The Wusun were an Indo-European semi-nomadic steppe people mentioned in Chinese records from the 2nd century BCE to the 5th century CE.
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Xiangyang is a prefecture-level city in northwestern Hubei province, People's Republic of China.
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Xiaogan is a prefecture-level city in east-central Hubei province, People's Republic of China, some northwest of the provincial capital of Wuhan.
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The Xin dynasty was a Chinese dynasty (termed so despite having only one emperor) which lasted from 9 to 23 AD.
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Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (شىنجاڭ ئۇيغۇر ئاپتونوم رايونى; SASM/GNC: Xinjang Uyĝur Aptonom Rayoni; p) is a provincial-level autonomous region of China in the northwest of the country.
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The Xiongnu were a confederation of nomadic peoples who, according to ancient Chinese sources, inhabited the eastern Asian Steppe from the 3rd century BC to the late 1st century AD.
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The Yangtze, which is 6,380 km (3,964 miles) long, is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world.
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Ye County or Yexian is a county in Pingdingshan, Henan province, China, with a population of 820,000.
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The Yellow Emperor, also known as the Yellow Thearch, the Yellow God or the Yellow Lord, or simply by his Chinese name Huangdi, is a deity in Chinese religion, one of the legendary Chinese sovereigns and culture heroes included among the mytho-historical Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors and cosmological Five Forms of the Highest Deity (五方上帝 Wǔfāng Shàngdì).
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The Yellow River or Huang He is the second longest river in Asia, after the Yangtze River, and the sixth longest river system in the world at the estimated length of.
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Yichang (old postal name 'Ichang') is a prefecture-level city located in western Hubei province, China.
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Yunnan is a province of the People's Republic of China, located in the far southwest of the country.
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Zhao Feiyan (c. 32 – 1 BC),Peterson, Barbara Bennett & He Hong Fei & Han Tie & Wang Jiyu & Zhang Guangyu.
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Zhao Hede (died 7 BC) was an imperial consort of the rank zhaoyi (昭儀) during the Han dynasty.
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Zhao Yi (1727-1814) was a poet, historian, and critic during the Qing Dynasty in China.
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The Zhou dynasty or the Zhou Kingdom was a Chinese dynasty that followed the Shang dynasty and preceded the Qin dynasty.
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Zibo (pronounced) is a prefecture-level city in central Shandong province, China.
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