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Tang Dynasty China – Medieval China

By |2018-04-18T09:53:37+00:00June 6th, 2017|China, History|

T'ang Dynasty emperor T'ai Tsung, 626 AD Yangdi, the last ruler of the Sui Dynasty, was killed in 618 AD by his generals. The generals blamed him for the disastrous defeat of the Chinese army in Korea. One of the generals, Li Shih-min, took over ruling the empire, putting his father, Li Yuan, [...]

Ming Dynasty China – Chinese History

By |2018-04-18T17:10:34+00:00June 6th, 2017|China, History|

Hung-Wu Emperor (National Palace Museum, Taipei) After the Hungwu Emperor threw the Mongols out in 1368 AD, he established the Ming Dynasty. But the Hungwu Emperor's power was still pretty weak after the Mongol invasion. He only ruled China from the Great Wall to the east of Tibet - smaller borders than modern [...]

Han Dynasty China History – Western Han China

By |2018-11-13T07:20:05+00:00June 6th, 2017|China, History, Where|

Han Dynasty dancer (a clay figurine). Her long sleeves are part of the dance, and also show that she doesn't have to do any practical work. Gaozu starts the Han Dynasty When Gaozu (who was also called Liu Pang) started the Han Dynasty in 202 BC, he didn't really change that much from the [...]

Government in Ancient China – Emperors

By |2018-12-13T17:59:14+00:00June 6th, 2017|China, Government|

Chinese government: Empress Wu of the T'ang Dynasty The first emperors of China During the Stone Age, people in China lived in small villages and had big men in charge, and then chieftains. But by the time of the Shang Dynasty, about 1800 BC, China was united into an empire. What is an [...]