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Western Han Nanyue King’s Tomb Museum

Located on Jiefang Bei Road, Guangzhou, the Western Han Dynasty Nanyue King Mausoleum Museum is the oldest and largest Han tomb with the most funerary objects in Lingnan (South of the Nanling Mountain) Area. As one of the 80 famous museums in the world, the museum covers 14,000 square meters with 10 exhibition halls. The [...]

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Wang Zhaojun

Wang Zhaojun is perhaps the best known of China’s "political brides". Wang Zhaojun was a real person, born in Zigui County (in current Hubei Province) in the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-8AD). Her name was Wang Qiang, and Zhaojun was her style name. During the Jin Dynasty (265-420), she was referred to as Mingfei (Concubine Ming) [...]

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Rise of Confucianism as Main State Ideology

Confucianism rose as the main state ideology during the time of Emperor Wudi in the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-8AD). In the Qin Dynasty (221-206BC), Legalism served as the state ideology and at the beginning of the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD), Laozi’s theory that was more moderate and humane was put into practice. However, Laozi’s thoughts did [...]

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