Unformatted text preview: An autocratic and centralized state was immediately ready for expansion China’s greatest expansion at its height: the Empire's borders spanned from Kyrgyzstan in the west, to northern Korea in the northeast, and to northern Vietnam in the south. Costs of Wudi’s imperial expansion Han imperialism without Wudi—maintain a balance between domestic administration and imperial expansion Resistance from rural communities: Debate on Salt and Iron 3. Early Chinese imperialism Definition of ancient imperialism—empire building in an ancient world Means in Chinese empire building: violence against foreign people; occupation & colonization; ideology What set in motion ancient Chinese imperialism?...
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- Spring '11
- Han Dynasty, early chinese imperialism, Wudi, Baiden—300,000 Xiongnu