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Emperor Wu of Han

Emperor Wu of Han (156 BC – 87BC), personal name Liu Che, was the sixth emperor of China emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty, ruling from 141 BC to 87 BC. A military campaigner, Han China reached its greatest expansion under his reign, spanning from Kyrgyzstan in the west, Northern Korea in the Northeast, to [...]

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Ming Taizu

Ming Taizu, named Zhu Yuanzhang, was the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the longest dynasty in China’s history. Zhu Yuanzhang was one of the first peasants who started a Chinese dynasty.  Zhu Yuanzhang was born into a poor family in 1328. When he was young, both his parents died. Zhu Yuanzhang used to [...]

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Reigns of Wen & Jing

When the emperors Wen and Jing in the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-8AD) came into power, they went on with more moderate and humane policies carried by Emperor Gaozu. Historical records show that during their reigns the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD) prospered. Untroubled by wars or natural disasters, people lived in peace. This resulted in an increase [...]

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