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Unformatted text preview: Han China Former/Western Han (201BCE 9CE) Changan (Xian) Scholar-gentry Han Wudi (r. 141-87 BCE) Xiongnu (Hsiung-nu) Silk Routes Wang Mang (9-23CE) Later/Eastern Han (23-220 CE) Luoyang Yellow Turbans Augustus succeeds in establishing a dynasty Augustus down to Nero Julio-Claudian dynasty (27BCE 68CE) Flavian dynasty (69 96 CE) Five Good Emperors (96 180CE) o the Antonine Emperors o Differ in succession method o Adopts successors, not just natural children, so you get to choose who will lead next Principate remains in place Han Dynasty (202 BCE 220 CE) King Zheng of Qin (r. 246 BCE) or Qin Shi Huangdi (d. 210 BCE) Power did not much outlast his death Empire dissolved into civil war Liu Bang o One of the few people distinguished in Chinese history to be a non- noble and still founded an empire o He did owe anyone loyalty, could be his own agent o No one resented him because he wasnt from the north or south o Qin official, but got into trouble and then he rebelled to avoid death penalty Founder of Han Gaozu dynasty (202-195 BCE) Kept up legalist framework with a bit of a kinder face Confucian and legalism synthesis Kept an eye on local nobles by having them come into the capital Reinvigorated scholars to bring back the Mandate of Heaven If youre doing good and in power its because God wants you to be...
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course HISTORY 2a taught by Professor Digeser during the Spring '10 term at UCSB.
- Spring '10
- Han Dynasty