Lecture 8, Fall of Later Han, 9-220 CE (1)

Lecture 8, Fall of Later Han, 9-220 CE (1) - Fall of Later...

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Fall of Later Han 9-220 CE
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Han Empire
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Transition to Later Han Impact of Second Century BCE Frontier Wars Strained Han economy, as reflected in Salt & Iron Debates, 81 BCE Purpose of wars – defeat Xiongnu & their Han aristocratic allies. Success against Xiongnu Not so much against Han aristocrats
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Consort Family, the Wangs Wang Mang, 9 CE Son of empress dowager Wang Zhenjun. Wang's regularly married into royal Liu line. Seized power in 9 CE; established Xin (“new”) dynasty; lasted until 23 CE.
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Wang Mang
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Wang Mang Confronted dual problem of frontier and great aristocrats. Success against the Xiongnu – got them to agree to stop attacks on frontier settlements. Northern Frontier fragmented into several tribal confederations. Northern Frontier reverted to pre-215 BCE era.
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Beginning of the first century CE, the oasis cities had begun breaking away from Han control. Wang sent his armies west; campaigned
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2012 for the course HIST 284 taught by Professor C.r.lilley during the Fall '11 term at Maryland.

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Lecture 8, Fall of Later Han, 9-220 CE (1) - Fall of Later...

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