Unformatted text preview: The heated conflicts at the Han court in the last century—enuchs, 外戚 relatives of empress and local politicians Wars and chaos in the last reign—the crisis of 168 and 党锢之祸 ; the Yellow Turban Revolt; the seizure of Luoyang by Dong Zhuo 董卓 in 189 4. Legacies of ancient Chinese imperialism Costs and risks inherent in the imperial system: potential enemy from everywhere The emperorship and the imperial system The first major attempt to adminster the populace based via a bureaucratic body The changing relationship with the conquered non-Chinese people—a far-reaching consequence of Han imperialism What chiefly caused the collapse of ancient empire? Peasant rebellion, faction politics, and emperors...
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- Spring '11
- Han Dynasty, Yellow Turban Rebellion, Dong Zhuo, Han court, ancient chinese imperialism