Queen Mother of the West
Xi Wangmu (Hsi Wang-mu; Chinese: 西王母; literally: "Queen Mother of the West") is a Chinese goddess known from the ancient times. The first historical information on her can be traced back to or...
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Yu the Great
Yu the Great (Chinese: 大禹; pinyin: Dà Yǔ, c. 2200 – 2100 BC) was a legendary ruler in ancient China famed for his introduction of flood control, inaugurating dynastic rule in China by founding...
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King Mu of Zhou
King Mu of Zhou (Chinese: 周穆王; pinyin: Zhōu Mù Wáng) was the fifth king of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty. The dates of his reign are 976-922 BC or 956-918 BC.
King Mu came to the throne after h...
Qin Shi Huang
Qin Shi Huang (260–210 BC), personal name Ying Zheng, was the King of the state of Qin (r. 246–221 BC) who conquered all other Warring States and united China in 221 BC. Rather than maintain the title...
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Emperor Wu of Han
Emperor Wu of Han (30 June 156 BC – 29 March 87 BC), personal name Liu Che, courtesy name Tong, was the seventh emperor of the Han dynasty of China, ruling from 141–87 BC.Empe...
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Gao Jianli
Gao Jianli (Chinese: 高漸離) was a citizen of Yan, a Chinese state during the Warring States period, and a player of the zhu (a stringed musical instrument played with a thin stick). After Jing Ke was ki...
Literature contributions of Emperor Wu of Han
Emperor Wu of Han (30 June 156 BC – 29 March 87 BC), personal name Liu Che, courtesy name Tong, was the seventh emperor of the Han dynasty of China, ruling from 141–87 BC.Empe...
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Nine Provinces (China)
The term Nine Provinces (Chinese: 九州; pinyin: Jiǔ Zhōu) is used in ancient Chinese histories to refer to territorial divisions or islands during the Xia and Shang dynasties, and has now come t...
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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Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders o...
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Zhang Liang (Western Han)
Zhang Liang (c. 3rd century BC – 186 BC), courtesy name Zifang, was a strategist and statesman in the early Western Han dynasty. He is also known as one of the "Three Heroes of the early Han dynasty" ...
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Chinese emperors family tree (early)
This is a family tree of Chinese emperors from 221 BC (Qin Shihuangdi) till AD 420 (Jìn Gōngdì), the first of three periods of 700 years, from the First Emperor to the re-unification of China by the S...
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Great Flood (of China)
The Great Flood of China (Chinese: 大洪水; pinyin: Dà Hóngshuǐ, or just traditional Chinese: 洪水), also known as the Gun-Yu myth) was a major flood event that continued for at least two generati...
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Terracotta Army
The Terracotta Army or the "Terracotta Warriors and Horses" is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art bur...
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Jing Ke
Jing Ke (? - 227 BC) was a guest residing in the estates of Dan, crown prince of Yan and renowned for his failed assassination attempt of Ying Zheng, King of Qin state, who later became China's first ...
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Qin's wars of unification
Qin's wars of unification were a series of military campaigns launched in the late 3rd century BC by the Qin state against the other six major states — Han, Zhao, Yan, Wei, Chu and Qi — within the ter...
Nine Tripod Cauldrons
The Nine Tripod Cauldrons (Chinese: 九鼎, Jǐu Dǐng) were ancient Chinese ritual cauldrons. They were ascribed to the foundation of the Xia (c. 2200 BCE) by Yu the Great, using tribute ...
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History of the administrative divisions of China
The history of the administrative divisions of China is covered in the following articles:
History of the administrative divisions of China - Wikipedia
Lingqu Canal
The Lingqu Canal (simplified Chinese: 灵渠; traditional Chinese: 靈渠; pinyin: Líng Qú, often called the Magic Canal) is located in Xing'an County, near Guilin, in the northeastern corner of G...
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