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Chu-Han Contention

Emperor Gao (256 – 195 BC), commonly known in China as Gaozu, personal name Liu Bang, was the first emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty, ruling over China from 202 BC until 195 BC. After defeating the Qin Empire, Liu Bang, as one of the rival leaders was awarded the Principality of Han (known as [...]

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The First Chinese Empire

Fighting increased among the states until, by 221 BC, the Qin people, from the southwest, crushed the rest six countries. Their ruler Qin Shi Huang Di, proclaimed himself the ‘first Emperor’ from the city of Chang-an (near present-day Xian). He came to rule over and administer a real empire, rather than simply controlling a group [...]

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