Economy of the Han Dynasty
The Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD) of ancient China experienced contrasting periods of economic prosperity and decline. It is normally divided into three periods: Northern Han (206 BC – 9 AD)...
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BBC Travel - The Silk Road that no one sees
The pools beneath the pristine madrassa in Bukhara’s blue-tiled Lyab-i Hauz square were still. Men in long tunics hawked tea from silver pots in the cafes across the way. And narrow streets rolled int...
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Society and culture of the Han Dynasty
The Han dynasty (206 BCE – 220 CE) was a period of ancient China divided by the Western Han (206 BCE – 9 CE) and Eastern Han (25–220 CE) periods, when the capital cities were located...
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History of the Han Dynasty
The Han dynasty (206 BCE – 220 CE), founded by the peasant rebel leader Liu Bang (known posthumously as Emperor Gaozu), was the second imperial dynasty of China. It followed the Qin dynasty (221–...
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Government of the Han Dynasty
The Han dynasty (202 BC – 220 AD) of ancient China was the second imperial dynasty of China, following the Qin dynasty (221–206 BC). It was divided into the periods of Former Han (202 BC &...
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Corvée
Corvée, or statute labour, is unpaid labour imposed by the state on certain classes of people, such as peasants, for the performance of work on public projects. The obligation of corvée work by tenant...
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Foreign relations of Imperial China
Imperial China had a long tradition of foreign relations. From the Qin dynasty until the Qing dynasty, the culture of China had an impact upon neighboring and distant countries, while gradually being ...
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Silk Road
The Silk Road, or Silk Route, is a network of trade and cultural transmission routes that were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the West and East by li...
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Sino-Roman relations
Sino-Roman relations were essentially indirect throughout the existence of both empires. The Roman Empire and the ancient Han dynasty progressively inched closer in the course of the Roman expansion i...
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BBC Travel - The Silk Road that no one sees
The pools beneath the pristine madrassa in Bukhara’s blue-tiled Lyab-i Hauz square were still. Men in long tunics hawked tea from silver pots in the cafes across the way. And narrow streets rolled int...
Ancient tea route
The Tea Horse Road or chamadao (simplified Chinese: 茶马道; traditional Chinese: 茶馬道), now generally referred to as the Ancient Tea Horse Road or chama gudao (simplified Chinese: 茶马古道; tradit...
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Heishan bandits
The Heishan bandits or Black Mountain bandits (Chinese: 黑山賊; pinyin: Hēishān zéi) was a bandit confederacy in the Taihang Mountain range during the later years of the Eastern Han Dynasty in Ch...
Cities along the Silk Road

Major cities, broadly from the eastern Mediterranean to South Asia, and arranged roughly west to east in each area by modern-day countryTurkeyLebanonSyriaIraqIranTurkmenistanUzbekistanTajikistanK...
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Green-glazed pottery
Green-glazed pottery (Chinese: 緑釉陶器) was a type of colored pottery developed in China during the Eastern Han period (25-220 CE). The body of green-glazed pottery ceramics was made of clay, coated with...
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Han Chinese clothing
Hanfu (simplified Chinese: 汉服; traditional Chinese: 漢服; literally: "Han clothing"), also known as Hanzhuang (漢裝) or Huafu (華服), is the traditional dress of the Han Chinese people. The ter...
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Disasters of Partisan Prohibitions
The Disasters of the Partisan Prohibitions (黨錮之禍) refers to two incidents in which a number of Confucian scholars who served as officials in the Han imperial government and opposed to powerful eunuchs...
Traditional Chinese law
Traditional Chinese law refers to the laws, regulations and rules used in China up to 1911, when the last imperial dynasty fell. It has undergone continuous development since at least the 11th century...
Battle of Loulan
The Battle of Loulan (樓蘭之戰) in 108 BC marks the earliest Chinese military venture into Central Asia, after a conflict of the Han Dynasty with Loulan and Jushi and a switch of allegiance to the Xiongnu...
History of silk
The production of silk originates in China in prehistoric times, as early as in the Neolithic (Yangshao culture, 4th millennium BCE). Silk remained confined to China until the Silk Road opened at som...
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Jade burial suit
A jade burial suit (Chinese: 玉衣; pinyin: yù yī; literally: "jade suit") is a ceremonial suit made of pieces of jade in which royal members in Han dynasty China were buried.
Of the jade...
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Battle of Wei River
The Battle of Wei River (濰水之戰) was fought in 204 BC between the Han and a combined force of Qi and Western Chu. The famous general Han Xin led the Han force, while the Qi were led by Prince Tian Guan...
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Emperor of China
The Emperor (Chinese: 皇帝; pinyin: Huángdì, refers to any sovereign of Imperial China reigning between the founding of Qin Dynasty of China, united by the King of Qin in 221 BC, until the abdic...
Han poetry
Han poetry types or styles of poetry resulted in significant poems which are known today and which had their origin most particularly associated with the Han dynasty era of China, 206 BC – 220 AD, inc...
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Tibet during the Ming Dynasty
The exact nature of relations between Tibet and the Ming dynasty of China (1368–1644) is unclear. Analysis of the relationship is further complicated by modern political conflicts and the application ...
Tibet during the Ming Dynasty - Wikipedia
Silk Road transmission of art
Many artistic influences transited along the Silk Road, especially through the Central Asia, where Hellenistic, Iranian, Indian and Chinese influence were able to interact. In particular Greco-Buddhis...
Silk Road transmission of art - Wikipedia
Naval history of China
The naval history of China dates back thousands of years, with archives existing since the late Spring and Autumn Period (722 BC – 481 BC) about the ancient navy of China and the various ship types us...
Naval history of China - Wikipedia
Silk Route Museum
98°25′58″E / 39.7707°N 98.4327°E / 39.7707; 98.4327The Silk Route Museum (Chinese: 丝绸之路博物馆) is located in Jiuquan, Gansu Province along the Silk Road, a trading route conn...
Chinese nobility
Chinese sovereignty and peerage, the nobility of China, were an important feature of traditional social and political organization of Imperial China.While the concepts of hereditary sovereign and peer...
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Four occupations
The four occupations or "four categories of the people" (simplified Chinese: 士农工商; traditional Chinese: 士農工商 ) was a hierarchic social class structure developed in ancient China by either Conf...
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