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Unformatted text preview: “dynasty” Restoration after the fall of Wang Mang. Late Han, rise of sectarian movements in wake of natural disasters and economic hardship imposed by poor governing. Two major movements: Way of Great Peace, aka Yellow Turbans, and Celestial Master Sect, aka Five Pecks of Rice. Yellow Turbans shared beliefs and practices with Celestial Master sect, but was more militant. Sects based on revelation through spirit mediums. Personified divine beings concerned to aid humankind—belief arises in the midst of the collapsing dynasty and chaos. In Eastern China—Shandong area—Yellow Turbans were suppressed after rebelling around 185. This brought local military leaders into the forefront. Fall of the Han: Division into “Three Kingdoms”: Shu-Han, Wei, and Chu. Begins long period of division....
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- Fall '07
- Han Dynasty, Wang Mang, Liu Bang, yellow turbans, celestial master sect, aka Yellow Turbans